Neon Moiré X Graphic Matters: Inflatable Refugee by Schellekens & Peleman

Interview with Belgian visual artists Schellekens & Peleman about their project ‘Inflatable Refugee’ recorded during Graphic Matters 2017. Interview by Thomas Dahm
Neon Moiré X Graphic Matters: Inflatable Refugee by Schellekens & Peleman
Neon Moiré X Graphic Matters: Inflatable Refugee by Schellekens & Peleman

In partnership with Graphic Matters, we bring a special serie of interviews with researchers, designers and thinkers who presented their work during the graphic design festival. Graphic Matters, founded in 2008, shows every two year how designers shape and influence our perspective on current issues that matter. With the slogan Visual stories you care about, Graphic Matters presented work from over 200 international designers. Through the exhibitions, talkshows and workshops Graphic Matters challenged the visiter to create their own image.

Belgian artists Schellekens & Peleman developed a 6 meter high ‘Inflatable Refugee’ as a symbol of the dehumanization of the refugee and the current refugee crisis happening in the world.

During this live broadcasted conversation Thomas Dahm talks with Schellekens & Peleman about their motivations, material, and how people experience this surrealistic work.

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