Rudi van Delden
graphic design
rudivandelden@live.nl

Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Mediacollege Amsterdam, Schoter scholengemeenschap Haarlem

7.1 Windows Without a View, graduation project, 'Windows Without a View' explores the bedroom as the new office cubicle, a place where people
inexhaustibly complete HIT's* as digital sweatshop workers or live stream their sleep, altogether restlessly delving into potential new revenues of
sleep. The merciless work ethos of the virtual economy has brought about a 24/7 labour of self-management making the disposition of every hour
a matter of choice 7.2 The True Millennium Bug (A loophole in time), bachelor thesis. The true millennium bug; the first and last time I
experienced collective feat and distrust of technology. The original Millennium Bug turned out to be a trivial bug causing small scale involuntary
time travel, the true Millennium Bug turns out to be the endless pursuit of virtual happiness with efficiency, comfort and control as ruling sovereign
goods. 'The True Millennium Bug' is a research on the exploitation of sleep, looking into current efforts to reclaim the missing third of our lives,
and the corporate potential of this loophole in time
7.3 Soapbox, identity of the photography graduation show 2018 at the Royal Academy of Art in
The Hague and graduation preview 'Soapboxing at Sexyland', in collaboration with Jan Egbers and Céline Hurka

*(Human Intelligence Task, Amazon Mechanical Turk)

6.1 An Overtaken Future, part of the exhibition 'Declaring Reason' at Museum Meermanno in The Hague, Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den
Pol's motivation to write the pamphlet 'Aan het volk van Nederland' is strongly based on a sense of nostalgia, fondly referring to the period of
Batavian settlement. Rudi van Delden and Jan Egbers take this as a starting point to critically address contemporary politicians nostalgia for the
industrialized 1960s. It seems that in todays political landscape, both the left and right look back on a time when the ever-increasing privatization
of today was still far away and sovereignty was considered authority rather than responsibility. The question remains as to what is left out of the
picture when longing for the past is being put to use as a political instrument?
6.2 Declaring Reason, exhibition catalogue designed in collaboration
with Jungeun Lee for the exhibition 'Declaring Reason' at Museum Meermanno in The Hague
6.3 Bits N Pieces, weekly digital newsletter for the
fine arts department of the Royal Academy of Art, designed in collaboration with Josephine van Schendel
6.4 TMT (1), VJ show at 'Ultratatane#3'
pre-party 'Biennial of Graphic Design Chaumont 2017'
6.5 Nokia's Tag Line, identity designed in collaboration with Jan Egbers for the pre-graduation
show 'Nokia's Tag Line' of the fine arts class 2018 of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague
6.6 Cheeto, publication on the edit wars taking place on
Donald Trump's wikipedia page, documentation of all revisions done on the page as of 17:05, 20 January 2017 till 23:02, 31 January 2017



A Fairy Story

5.1 A Fairy Story, visual exploration of the PVV's election programme of 2017 5.2 Byzantine Perspective, architecture used to be a manifestation
of power and wealth, this could manifest itself in the form of a fort, a wall or a high rise. These types of physical power structures are slowly being
demolished and replaced by a digital realm 5.3 The Animal On and Offline, interactive long read, essay by Ana Teixeira Pinto. In her essay Teixeira
talks about the relationship between human, animal, and machine. For animals, there is clearly a lot at stake on whether they can pass the battery of
Turing test to which they are continually subjected. (The Turing test was a experiment by Alan Turing testing if computers could perform human
intelligence). Animals are constantly excluded under the elusive excuses like, they feel no pain, or, a mode of existence that does not think itself. Is
something only human if it has the power to voice itself in fluent English? In this long read I experimented with the roleplay of these three modes,
the human is now treated as an animal, by the machine. The animal performs the human, the machine is made to perform the animal learning to
become more lively
5.4 The Complete Lexicon, is an analysis of the terminology slash jargon used by writers of conspiracy theories. I examined
two controversial documents that are extremely opposed, 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' and 'Eurabia, The Euro-Arab Axis' and interlinked
them through mutual terminology. The sentences that I composed start in 1905 in the 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' and are linked to the
'Eurabia, The Euro-Arab Axis' published in 2005 by terms and words found both books. With the lexicon I want to expose ongoing back and forth
finger-pointing in a time span of 100 years

Byzantine Perspective
The Animal On and Offline
The Complete Lexicon
Black Mass

4.1 Black Mass, visualisation of the feast of the ego, publication and website < visit the black mass website
4.2 5283 Figueroa Mountain Rd, is a visualisation of how people, and especially 'fans' project their dreams
and desires upon what looks like ordinary, domestic, private objects and territories. A re-enactment of the
creation of a hologram that shapes the invisible border between the people that capture the object or place
with their phone and of that what is behind of that what is captured

5283 Figueroa Mountain Rd
The Casts of 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
Costume

3.1 Laminated Shell, isolated by excessive output, costume made of fabrics and vacuum formed plastics, photography: Kay Pisarowitz 3.2 All the
Greatest Men are Maniacs
, an ode to all the people who achieved great things in their most manical moments. The ode consisted of a one day
sculpture at Plein in The Hague, and a website with fragments of the lives of a selection of well-known people diagnosed with Bipolar disorder
3.3 ABCD, 'Audio Based Contextualizing of Domain', in collaboration with Asya Sukhorukova. Installation at the Fokker Terminal during the
Dutch Ministry of Culture and Education conference 2016. 'ABCD' is an independent research experiment focused on rediscovering the phenomenon
of spatial orientation and the relationship between humans and their surroundings on a psychological level. By gathering voice recordings and personal
data from the visitors, on the spot, we created a wall that articulates the perception of the space through the senses of 45 different participants. In the
'ABCD' data report we gathered all the data of the walk-in recruitment
3.4 Capital Complex, GPS 30.719500,76.4792, Chandigarh, India Together with
Michiel Heemskerk I investigated the post-colonial city and capital complex of Chandigarh in India, which was originally designed by French architect
Le Corbusier and completed in 1960. We disclosed imperialistic agendas of colonial architecture being appropriated globally throughout federal capital
city as endless representations of power and nationalism. Our virtual journey through a 3D landscape highlights similarities across a vast landscape of
different cultures
3.5 Wat wit was, is nu donkerbruin, a series of works inspired by the book 'Let niet op de rommel' by Henk Plenter. In his book
Plenter talks about his experiences while working for the GGD in Amsterdam. His main task was inspecting seriously polluted houses and the people
living in these houses. Stories about isolation, loneliness and neglect in the city
3.6 I Am Surrounded, Therefore I Am, installation made during a five
day master-class by Marcel van Eden and Barbara Seiler
3.7 Radio Sensor Tuner, a radio that can be tuned through a photo reflective sensor, making it
tunable without touching it 3.8 The Casts of 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, research into the disappearance of the computerhoek aka the computer corner

All the Greatest Men are Maniacs
ABCD
Capital Complex
wat wit was, is nu donkerbruin
Masterclass Marcel van Eden
Radio Sensor
French Revolution
Comforting Paleness
The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft
Royal Crack

2.2 Visual Culture, publication about the French Revolution, in collaboration with Céline Hurka and Elizaveta Glukhova, edition: 25
2.3 Comforting Paleness, publication about the visual research I did on my color preferences. In an attempt to find out, what it is that
draws me towards these colors, I made up my own subjective systems 2.4 The Complete Works of H.P.Lovecraft, book designs for
the complete fiction works of H.P. Lovecraft, custom cover typeface made out of soil, riso print and digital print
2.5 Royal Crack,
official school paper of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Find out where to get the latest issue < here and to be kept up to date
about the latest issue 2.6 A New Bible, a bible composed out of imagery and texts from modernist classics, postmodern internet trash,
and imagery from 'Oahspe', a book written by an American dentist, John Ballou Newbrough (1828 - 1891), who reported it to have been
written by automatic writing, making it one of a number of 19th-century spiritualist works attributed to that practice. The way how
Newbrough merged the sci-fi like imagery with religious texts, made me think of how many modernists like Jan Tschichold and Joseph
Muller Brockmann dealt with their content. A very clear vision of the future combined with a very preaching and old-fashioned style
of writing. The book is split in three parts, 'The Book of Objectivity and Logic' (modernism), 'Big Bang' (rise of the internet), and 'The
Book of Chaos' (postmodernism). As both religion, modernism and postmodernism are ways to organize reality. The book is a visual
essay on modernism and postmodernism were the organization and interlinking of the content is in evidence 2.7 I Hate Graphic Design
History
, research and essay written in collaboration with Céline Hurka and Asya Sukhorukova. Part of the publication 'I Hate Graphic
Design History' which bundels essays and research about graphic design by the second year students of KABK-2016

A New Bible
I Hate Graphic Design History

1.1 Menopause Man, silkscreened Ariel Pink poster, edition: 10 1.2 Flags of Failure, poster made of rejected designs for flags during
the Royal Academy of Art project week. I collected the rejected designs and created this poster to give the rejected designs of my project
group a place to still exsist and celebrate their failure. The posters were part of the exhibition 'The Tribunal for Uncertain Objects'. Riso
print, edition: 35 1.3 Process Land, publication in which the ongoing discourse that has taken place during the organisation of the
imaginary funfair called 'Process Land' is visualised, laser print, edition: 5
1.4 De Nonnen, fraternal twin, re-design of Jan Bons poster for
the 'De Nonnen' at Studio Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, sublimation on fabric
1.5 Life in LA, promotional poster for a gathering of the
lonely elderly of L.A., silkscreen, edition: 5
1.6 Fantastic Enemy, student competition, honourable mention and been displayed at the
'Affiche Gallerij' in The Hague and the '3Sec Gallery' in Breda, made in collaboration with Jamy Osinga
1.7 Spoor van notie
, a research
on empathy, image; cut out edges of obituaries, silkscreen, edition: 5