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Jan Ploch is a forward-thinking graphic designer and web developer. Founded in 2015, his studio works across digital and analog media, creating brand identities, websites, books, typefaces and illustrations for a varied client base.
In his text “Lecture on Nothing”, John Cage uses tools such as repetition and seemingly meaningless passages to make it possible to experience “nothing”. The text can be considered a composed conversation, to which Cage applies the same rhythmic structures used in his musical compositions. To make the repeating structures within the text visible the words are sortet by the amount of times they appear in the text. The programming language Processing was used to implement a sound installation. The volume level in the room determines which word groups become visible — as the room grows louder, more word groups overlay the others. The observer is thus able to interact with the text itself. The installation and a book were shown during an exhibition at the island in hamburg.