Fixed Names: White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue by Kyung Lim Kwon (Graphic Design)

Languages are selective. Often imperfectly shared even by co-speakers of a language, only by transmitting through translation, and frequently unfolding new and abrupt connotations. Colour lies at the limits of language and understanding. What do the elements needed to communicate colours look like? Is it possible to deconstruct the imagery bound to the colours


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.