Juli dans 2009
For the poster campaign for Julidans, an international festival of contemporary dance, graphic designer Sybren Kuiper made use of two images for a change. By taking four news photos of people from diverse subcultures which have nothing to do with dance, cutting them in two and combining the parts in a seemingly random fashion, he created an image that no longer refers to the news item or the subculture, but places the emphasis on the movement itself. The double image fits in well with the notions of the Julidans organizers: ‘We see ourselves as matchmakers. We like to make connections between old and new, famous and unknown, east and west, city centre and suburbs, dance and new media.’
The posters that Sybren Kuiper designed for the Julidans 2009 Festival express movement and confrontation. Julidans balances on the boundaries of dance and has outspoken views on society. With the unique ‘abrasive’ combinations of harsh news photos, Kuiper succeeds in capturing motion in one image.