Slow Ribbons by designLAB (department)

 Aurélia Noudelmann, Ingrid Björklund, Naomi Feigelson, Layla Gijsen, Rebecka Hultman, Seungji Jo, Uri Meir, 
Lendte Oosterhuis, Carlotta Stolberg 

 Supervised by Arif Kornweitz

 Focusing on emerging topology instead of static surface, Slow Ribbons is a two-fold project by DesignLab students. The above video and a printed publication reveal different views on works developed in the course of Wild Things, a class about the trade-offs and dynamisms underlying the production of distinct representations of properties such as distinct color. Acknowleding the violence of static reflections, Wild Things explored potential agency at intersections and interferences, asking how visibilities are conditioned and how surfaces break down. Slow Ribbons is how functions shift and forms morph: a creeping topology.

 Additional soundtracks are available at

This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020

 For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings. 

Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.