Jimmy in Paradise by Éloïse Alliguié (Graphic Design)

In this research project, the pixels from an image are used as material to create new shapes. Digital and more tangible manipulations are experimented with and shown through a performance, before and after. Jimmy in Paradise refers to an image used as an example to test the possibilities of the early editions of Photoshop. Named Jennifer in Paradise, this image with a topless woman on an idyllic beach is known as the ‘first photoshopped image’.


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.