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Isabelle Mattern

MA work

A Performative Space of Translation

'A Performative Space of Translation' is an immersive, collaborative installation experience.

A playful, therapeutic and performative design that provides an opportunity for translation and interpretation through linguistics, visual atmospheres and embodied, multisensory communication experiences.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2018

  • I'm a communication designer: I create performative matter and embodied installation, everyday tools and translation design to bring people together.

    My work is in raising awareness to the performativity of the everyday. I create practical making and thinking tools that provide a platform for performative interaction, perception, and expression. in order to demonstrate the impact that we are able to have on our own, personal mindset, perception and experience when we choose to take a step back from our acquired ways of communicating and experiencing.

  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2014; Ecole de Communication Visuelle, Paris, 2012
  • Experience

  • Graphic Designer, Comed, Luxembourg, 2015-2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Typographic Singularity, RCA, London, 2018; Jetlag/Out of Sync, Triennale Jeune Création 2017, Rotondes, Luxembourg, 2017; Luxembourg Design Biennale 2016, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg, 2016; Resolute - Design Changes, Postscript: Luxembourg, Casino Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, 2015
  • Awards

  • Bourse Auguste Van Werveke-Hanno 2018
  • Conferences

  • The Experience of Communication, RE:ACT, RCA, 2018