Zenzy Blindeling

visual artist 

Logo SS 300dpi

‘Since the Dutch West India Company (WIC) and East India Company (VOC) are discussed in detail in State and Slavery, I gave the logo the shape of a compass. Whilst the woman looks to the west, the man looks to the east; in both regions Dutch slavery existed. One looks forwards, the other backwards, which represents looking to the past and the future. The pattern in the center is a convergence of the African wax prints that are popular in (West) Africa and its diaspora, and the Indonesian batik prints. The wavy pattern is again a reference to the (forced) movement across the sea and wavy water. It is based on the Javanese Batik Parang, an S-shaped pattern that, among other things, represents strength and perseverance in difficult times.’