In August 2016 the European Union ordered Ireland to collect $14.6 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple. These events have not only brought to light the methods Apple uses to evade tax, but probably also other tech giants based in Ireland's “Silicon Docks”, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Linkedin. Apple managed to establish a privileged deal with the government of Ireland which allowed it to routinely pay less than 1% tax. Apple did this by applying two diﬀerent tax strategies known as the Double Irish Arrangement and the Dutch sandwich. The taxes that Apple payed are astonishingly low.
In 2014, for every million dollars in proﬁts it payed only 50 in taxes, that is 0.005% of its total income. This reveals a system that clearly enables inequality by allowing the biggest and wealthiest people in the world to pay proportionally insigniﬁcant amounts of money.
This game is about the current dispute between the European Union and Apple, regarding several desicions yet to be made. It requires two players that will answer questions in their turn. The goal is to make the most money by making the right desicions.
—Exhibited at the Waag Society Amsterdam
—In coöporation with Daniel Hernández
A collections of thoughts and comments on soundwalking. In search for the necessity and beneﬁts for this fairly new art form. The soundwalk was invented as part of the initiatives undertaken by the World Soundscape Project group with an acoustic ecology proﬁle, which emphasised the noise pollution that exists in people’s sonic environment and the need to reacquire our ‘lost skill’ of conscious listening.
Initially, the practice of soundwalking was used as a method allowing us to ‘hone our hearing’ (to boost our sonological competence), to show the human condition with respect to modern reality. Soon, the soundwalk became an inspiration for many artistic undertakings that made use of the sonic properties of the environment and employed various listening strategies.
—Selection and design by Kay Pisarowitz.
—Supervised by Thomas Buxo
Sound has a lot of strengths, it can manipulate an entire environment. It can change your mood, make you buy more expensive goods, keep you where you should be or make you go away. In today's society sound is often used as a weapon. A weapon on crime prevention. The so called CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). Those who once used to be the biggest composers in classical music are now becoming today's crime fighters. Bach and Mozart's melodies fight crimes on the street by keeping the youth away from the parking lots and shopping centres.
War on the Unwanted is a combination of a monospaced typeface and that can be played as tones. The installation shows how innocent a music-piece might look in the beginning but actually performing a powerful force in crime fighting.
Black Rose is a stencil typeface based on the textura blackletter calligraphy and the elegant round and sharp shapes of roses. Available soon.
From 1 – 7 July 2017, the graduating year of KABK’s Interior Architecture and Furniture Design (IAFD) department will have an Expo showcasing our highly anticipated graduation projects. This event will be specially designed around the theme of Wonder Why, where we want to start a dialogue between students and the audience. During this Expo week, we will enhance the experience by introducing ourselves and discussing our visions with our visitors.
Wonder: Desire or be curious to know something.
Why: The question, asking for a reason or explanation.
Wonder speaks more about the research that we do in the process of our projects. Investigating possibilities, of being inspired and letting ideas run wild. Why speaks about our relation to things around us, trying to understand the reason of how things are the way they are and creating our vision by agreeing or disagreeing with a subject. By asking why we create the ability to understand the point of view of others but also be critical.
Graphic identity and website by:
Jungeun Lee, Marika Seo, Kay Pisarowitz and Daniel Hernández.
The inhabitants of a modern city provide more freedom of movement in an environment they can shape themselves. A modern city where the buildings can move freely to create space for new settings. By that, the city is constantly moving and its form will be dynamic. The buildings move around like molecules, each surrounding is looking for its own free path in order to not collide with other buildings, environments or places.
They can move inside, on top of, at, near, under, over, below, above, around, through, among, between, behind, in front of, across, onto, beside or not even coming close to each other. Every path they take will leave it’s own trace which will contribute to the shape of the city. Each space will be utilized.
—Exhibited at the Fokker Terminal in the Hague
—In collaboration with Daan Jesper Kars
Being upside down, a gesture that many believe is a meditative therapy that can relieve back pain and improve posture by stretching the muscles. It is even believed it can reduce stress. This revolution increases pressure to the brain and the eyes. The blood flow to the head increases and the body is put in an unnatural inverted state.The pressure on your brain can cause your ears to hear louder but less clear. Mechanically speaking we see everything upside down. The process of refraction through your eye lenses cause the image to be flipped, so when the image hits your retina it’s completely inverted. The brain adapts to sensory information. The inverted image of the sight caught by the retina gets translated to the perspective we know.
Who takes the risk? Who takes the lead? Who has the power? Who controles this revolution? Within the scope of the seated person everyone will be a part of it. All are inside, there is no escape — even if they don't want to. Once turned, everything will be part of it. Nothing can be outside.
Publication part of the Sexytimes exhibition at Sociëteit SEXYLAND, Amsterdam, 2017. Erotic allusions in daily objects.
8 track cassette album. In a limited run of 25 grey cassettes with black on-body printing. J-cards are made out of black paper with white riso-print. including 2 postcards. Digital tracks will be sent to you after the release.
Nahradnik — Eversince — 2015. Production and Artwork by Kay Pisarowitz. Duplicated in Corhampton, Hampshire Includes unlimited streaming of Eversince | NRNTP001 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
A1 Eversince 5:44
A2 Eversince (Melodic Edit) 4:46
A3 Coptic 4:37
A4 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 4:47
B1 Strike Down on Earth 4:30
B2 When The Night 4:57
B3 DYTS 6:11
B4 It’s Yours 6:49
With every internet search, data travels through several routers and internet nodes across the globe. Which places are being visited and how does the meaning of data change in relation to the visited places? What are people from different continents mostly searching for and how does this fit
The statistics of five search terms – that are chosen accordingly to our pre-assumptions – are being displayed through routes of six different online continental search engines. Scroll down to reveal statistics, explore routes search engines are travelling, visited places and reconsider: What are we actually searching for?
Daan Jesper Kars, Kay Pisarowitz
Under supervison of Thomas Buxo
Varia Sans, the form in restless motion. Varia's appearances are subject to change openly and variously in accordance with a set of variables that determine the life of a wave such as amplitude and frequency made vibrant with added stroke width and irregularity.
Varia Sans is a project by Jonathan Cho and Kay Pisarowitz, students at the Royal Academy of Art. Under supervison of Lizzie Malcolm.
© Varia Sans 2015
Graphic designer from the Netherlands. Based in the Hague. Experimental approach on typography, composition, imagery, interactive media and Sound—design. Creating textures and landscapes. Obsessed with atmospheres and confusion. Currently student at the Royal Academy of Art.
— Moving cities Moving type, Fokker Terminal, Den Haag, 2015
— Fantastic enemy exhibition, Aﬃche Galerij, Den Haag, 2015
— Everything you ever wanted to know about typography but
were too afraid to ask, KABK Gallery, Den Haag, 2015
— Borderless States, Waag Society, Amsterdam 2016
— Sexy Times, Sociëteit SEXYLAND, Amsterdam, 2017
— FEEET FIRST FAIR — London, The Macbeth — 2017
— Royal Chess Club, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, 2015
— Kaywon School of Art and Design, South Korea, 2016
— Comédie Grotesque Regular/Oblique by Kay Pisarowitz