Amandine Alessandra: News & Projects / Portfolio

  1. Friday Late at the V&A
    What the Font?

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    One Word at A Time is a classic improv theatre exercise:
    in a circle, a story is started, with each person in turn adding one word.

    Join us and dress up as a human letter as part of a typographic performance;
    form words with other visitors and watch as a story unfolds through the evening.
    Each word will be photographed so that you can decide what word to contribute next, and you can follow the story live on my twitter account @amndne.
    See/Read you there!


    WEARABLE TYPOGRAPHY: ONE WORD AT A TIME
    Friday 28 November 18.30 – 22.00
    Raphael, Room 48a


  2. Big Letter Hunt: Re-launch & Workshop

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    So last Sunday was the launch of the second edition of The Big Letter Hunt ( also back on our webshop!), in the context of Hackney with a Twist, organised by L’Entrepôt.

    Rute Nieto Ferreira, who I imagined Tower Block Books Publishing with, and I had also prepared various workshop activities for young hunters: Letter Hunting in a book, Letter Hunting/coloring in large urban landscape photographs, and dressing up as letters, with some interesting typographic interpretations there!


  3. Earth Hour 2014, Berlin

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    On the 29th of March, WWF Deutschland organised a performance by the Brandenburg Gate using the Letterform for the Ephemeral to mark Earth Hour.
    Over 7,000 cities in 150 countries joined the movement to raise awareness about climate change.

    More about this here:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/mar/30/earth-hour-around-the-world-in-pictures

    http://www.wwf.de/earth-hour-2014/


  4. 12/13: Wired UK

    Commissioned work in the December issue of Wired UK:
    slow motion hand-danced numbers + 30s exposure self-portraits x4


  5. Some images from the Workshop at Gerald Moore Gallery

    A really nice alchemy ran through that Summer School workshop on sunday; by the time I picked up my camera, I went back outside to find people who didn’t know each other performing words and letters, and brainstorming on possible messages involving alternative post-Olympic messages and the Pussy Riot.

    The Free Pussy Riot one, below, has since been very broadly shared by Amnesty International UK, amongst others, on Twitter.

    The workshop was curated by George Vasey; Summer School was curated by Rosie Cooper & realised by Fay Nicolson.


  6. Summer School: Free workshop at the Gerald Moore Gallery

    Want to protest? Tell a story?
    We are looking for between 10-15 volunteers to join us for a performative typographic workshop at the Gerald Moore gallery on Sunday August the 12th. Working with the body’s potential to form new words through movement and gesture, it will be your chance to take part in a living work of art.

    I will be leading a three hour workshop and participants will be invited to work together to create a collaborative public performance on the day.

    Sunday 12th August 2012
    12-5pm

    Workshop, 12th of August 2012

    We want people to bring ideas along and work together as a group. It will be a fun day, and we will provide lunch and refreshments as well as a souvenir.

    The workshop curated by George Vasey
    Summer School is curated by Rosie Cooper and realised by Fay Nicolson

    Booklet designed by Kaisa Lassinaro

    http://www.geraldmooregallery.org/sub-links/letterform-for-the-ephemeral-expanded/

    Sunday 12th August
    The workshop starts at 12pm; phrases will be performed from 3pm
    Gerald Moore Gallery at Eltham College
    Mottingham Lane
    Mottingham
    SE9 4QF


  7. تضاريس / Relief / Tadariss

    This picture of human arabic typography, reading تضاريس/Relief/Tadariss, was taken on the first day of a seminar on 3D typography I gave at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Beirut, Lebanon.

    Working with Masters students in Art Direction and Multimedia, we a created choreography-based pluri-alphabetic piece allowing a group of people posing as human letterforms to express a word in English, then in French, and finally in Arabic in a few moves, reflecting on the Lebanese multi-lingual culture.


  8. Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, Lebanon

    Alba 75 ans

    The ALBA, where I was giving a one-week seminar on typography last month,
    is celebrating its 75th anniversary next week.

    For this occasion, the school asked me and the students to prepare something
    to go on the massive banner that will cover the building during the festivities;
    above is a sneak pic of the making of.
    More soon.


  9. Wise Monkey / Dance Drawing

    A series of drawings slowly danced through 30 seconds exposure.


  10. New work: Dance with me

    26 choreographic micro-pieces


     

    More here.