Manifesto of the Individual

Part of the graduation project (ArtEZ, Arnhem, NL)


The idea of the project embraced after my great interest into Lithuanian literary movement of the 1920s "The Four Winds", which brought avant-garde to Lithuanian culture.

I was curious to the design tools which would evoke awareness of the viewer, discussion and maybe a new movement.

The Graduation project consists of 3 parts: 'The Manifesto of the Individual', 4 little books and series of posters.

1) Within 'The Manifesto of the Individual' I introduce the viewer with "The Four Winds"

2) 4 books questions responsibility of the individual, confronts, evokes different emotions as self-defense, feeling accused etc.

3) Series of the posters is a free platform – puzzle, mind game. Each poster is a template where any relevant problematic could be applied on while making it a start of discussion. Even though the posters are my reflection on (then) current problematics (such as shootings in America's schools, rapes, influence of corporations and politicians), each poster is a template for any other problematic becoming a platform of discussion. Both groups of sentences on the posters and in the posters juxtapose / contradict with each other creating different meanings which encourages the viewer to find his own truth.