Deree Workshop

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Title: Deree Workshop
Date: February 17 - 24 2015
Venue: Deree, The American College of Greece

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The WHITE HOUSE BIENNIAL presents: 
THE RED AND WHITE VARIATIONS for the RED AND WHITE FLAG PROJECT 
a project conceived by Nicos Charalambidis
 
COLOR & DESIGN I Class at the American College of Greece, DEREE:
Alexandropoulou Ariana, Fox Rachel, Harkiolakis Tatiana, Lykogianni Pinelopi, Kalafati Georgia, Malliaroudaki Melina, Michalarias Nikiforos, Papanidis Alexandros Rombert, Skavantzou Areti, Velleca Krystina, Zafeiropoulou Vasiliki, Sherouk Elebasi
Instructor : Dionisis Christofilogiannis
 
...To have a revolution you need to have true passion and feeling. Red is passion, anger and perseverance . Peacefulness is white. The lack of color means the lack of emotions and all that is left is white light; the color of a bright sky, which inevitably means freedom... Red is pasionate and loud, a color that demands to be seen from miles away. In a sense it draws the viewer to it like the revolution's call. It represents the strength and power of the endeavour for freedom, but also the bloodshed that is often undergone to achieve this freedom. ...Red is a rebellious color, it can show anger but also passion, it represents very strong feelings. White on the other hand is a very calm and peaceful color. Seeing red and white on flags sounds quite fitting considering all the revolutions and rebellions the world has gone through, but also the peace and unity we all want to establish... Red is a strong color, representing the strength and passion of the people who are ready for revolution. White is peaceful and a neutral, soothing color to look at... The white flag represents the peace and harmony needed in the crazy world around us. The red flag represents the fight for anything, resist the power and fight for what you believe in... White is the one true nuetral- the sky is sometimes white, our skin can be varying shades of white, and in the western culture is often associated with cleanliness, purity and innocence. Most canvases and papers are white before paint or anything else- complications -is added to them. Much like white, peace exists before any complications or conflicts come into play, and will continue to exist long after they have gone...Red is pasionate and loud, a color that demands to be seen from miles away. In a sense it draws the viewer to it like the revolution's call. It represents the strength and power of the endeavour for freedom, but also the bloodshed that is often undergone to achieve this freedom... White is the one true nuetral- the sky is sometimes white, our skin can be varying shades of white, and in the western culture is often associated with cleanliness, purity and innocence. Most canvases and papers are white before paint or anything else- complications -is added to them. Much like white, peace exists before any complications or conflicts come into play, and will continue to exist long after they have gone... The symbol of peace is united with flowers and birds,symbols of happiness and freedom, to show the happiness that peace ''brings'' to people's faces... What could be more evolutionary than a bird escaping from a cage,with a red background?... On the other hand the white is to show the peacefull result that a revolution should have. Again white here is manipulated to show power the power of peace together with the text and the child in a peacefull state togethet with the written message.. The red as the color of passion and the scream of a child represents the meaning of revolution as it should be. Powerfull, loud and to the point...
(text by the students)