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Angelo Stitz

MA work

What is the context of text in a decontextualized world?

From my point of view text as the visual representation and manifestation of language originates out of being a tool to overcome communication barriers between the majority of the common and the minority of the original. The purpose of technology I see as the same. Text is a part of technology that can be used by its agent intentionally to express and share its imagination. However, this relationship has reversed. Technology has become now its own agent. Furthermore, technology is widely misused and misunderstood as a tool to substitute and not to nourish individuality.

I explore the notions of text. Text as a physical discrimination and manifestation in form of black ink on white paper or nowadays as a pixel of a white screen. Text as code in form of taking control of a machine by a human. Text as a linguistically construct in terms of constituting narratives. Text as a historical artefact in form of its trajectory of standardisation and performing political power. Text as an abstract image in form of a pattern that can incorporate meaning without being deciphered primarily. Text as a form of media that can publish and spread out an idea that can lead to the emergent of new meanings.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2018

  • I am a Visual Language Researcher exploring text as visual representation of context and how text can be used as a lens to understand the relationship of society and technology to express, share and mediate human thought. My scope of work includes the creation of typography, typefaces and graphics as well objects as installations and interactive prototypes.

    I am collaborating interdisciplinary with the areas of Visual Communication, Linguistic, Neuro and Information Science, Education and Media Studies in order to find by experimentation new initial points of how text can be practically used in didactic and experimental environments.
  • Degrees

  • BA Visual Communication, University of Pforzheim, 2014
  • Experience

  • Lecturer, Workshop “FontFiction – Experimental Type Workshop”, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Lecturer “Advanced Prototyping” at Intermedia Design Department, University Pforzheim, 2014–2016; Lecturer, “Typography in Motion” at Visual Communication Department, University Pforzheim, 2015–2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Group exhibitions; Typographic Singularity, Courtyard Gallery, London, 2017; Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, London, 2017; Typographic Singularity, Hockney Gallery, London, 2016; Digital Aesthetics, Centre for Recent Drawing, London, 2017; #Sublimate, The Icing Room, London, 2016; Infosphere, ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 2016; Call-for-Type, New Typefaces, Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 2013
  • Awards

  • Nomination, The Varley Memorial Prize, 2016; German Scholarship 2013-2014; Junior Corporate Design Award, JCDP, 2012
  • Publications

  • Matthias Wölfel, Angelo Stitz, Responsive Type – Introducing Self-Adjusting Graphic Characters, IEEE, 2015 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW), p. 298–305; Matthias Wölfel, Tim Schlippe, Angelo Stitz, Voice Driven Type Design, Conference: SpeD 2015 – The 8th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Mensch und Computer 2015, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, p. 367–370