RietveldTV's Approximately Ten Tour: #7: Mailbox by Harmen Liemburg
While being a graphic design student at the Rietveld Academie during the second half of the nineties, Harmen Liemburg started to collect gallery invitations, seasonal greetings and other printed ephemera he received through postal mail. Combined, these objects offer a myriad of moods, textures and patterns that have strongly influenced his own work. Although nothing can beat digital communication in terms of speed and reach, throughout the years his fondness for sending and receiving small printed objects stayed very much alive. Be it very slowly, The collection is still growing. From 2010-2015, Harmen ran the silkscreen workshop of the Rietveld Academie. For more information on Liemburgs work: harmenliemburg.nl.
World premiere of Mailbox + side programme Graphic Means,
Wednesday 25 April at 9pm,
Filmhuis Cavia, Van Hallstraat 52-I, 1051 HH Amsterdam
Tickets are 3 euros or without charges upon flashing your Rietveld Society Button.
The programme is also free for We Are Public-members.
The premiere of Mailbox is followed by a viewing of Graphic Means - A History of Graphic Design Production (Documentary film, Briar Levit, 2017). Graphic Means is a journey through the transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process was have been done primarily by hand, and with the aid of analogue machines. The documentary explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today. See for more information: graphicmeans.com.
AT5 Broadcast: Saturday 28 April and Sunday 29 April at 10.45pm