On the importance of the trivial — the door

On the importance of the trivial — the door

2017 BAC Final Project
Student: Felix Buhler
Tutors: Prof. Herbert Moser, Prof. Dr. Holger Lund, Christian Mariacher, Florian Tscharf

»The importance of the banal – the door« is a graphic approach to an everyday object: we walk through it, we decorate it, we make it safe and secure, we slam it shut: the door and its various meanings for/in our lives. The work consists of ten posters in the standard door format 1×2m. These posters are presented in stacks and changed from time to time to »open a new door«. Each motif is based on text fragments from different sources. Sometimes they are metaphors, sometimes curious events at doors, sometimes simply descriptions of their formal characteristics. The ten posters are part of a series of 56 posters, which are shown in an accompanying white book. The book does not close completely, but leaves an open gap, as some doors do. The white, sensitive paper takes up the aspect of daily use. After a while it gets stained, showing signs of wear and tear, like a door that has been opened many times already.

Project Website: the-door-poster.felix-buhler.de

www.felix-buhler.de