Trauma and memory.
Through colour the victimisation of a young woman in blue is given a new narrative – painful memories get recoloured. Pastel creates multitude of distances: between the viewer and the maker, between the figures in the scenes, between past and present, between aesthetic fun and moral complaint. The perception of colour values and hues developed at different stages of the evolution of the eye. Hue perception is advanced, so is disentangling the colour and the figurative. This invites reassignment, displacement, and confusion of different types of values: aesthetic and moral.
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.