Artist Mieke Gerritzen
designed this textile,
called Heroes Scarf
, with a pattern created by
the repetition of images of all possible modern
icons of public figures — fictional and non — such as Donald Duck,
Nelson Mandela and Madonna, but also mass
murderers like Charles Manson and Hitler.
Gerritzen’s pattern is a colorful
blur when viewed from a distance but it exposes its crowded cult
of personality when viewed up close.
Hi! My name is Emma and this is a project of transcodings.
The artwork I chose is given to the public
in its purely visual matter because it needs a
'neutral' and raw response, without any fussy explanation.
It is source of controversial interpretations from its audience.
In my project I am creating a visible connection between the artwork
and its context, as well as conceiving in it my own take on a subject
so vague but at the same time so absolute.
Transcoding plays a big role withing the sub-areas of
the Heroes Scarf.
Through the different transcodings
I bring to the surface some implicit but still hidden
characteristics of the artifact, recreating somwhow an
imaginary bridge between the textile and Mieke's intentions,
but also creating space for my own interpretation and
re-contextualisation of the piece.