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Live Performance

The Fading Portraits Project

The Fading Portraits Project | Red Dot Design Award

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The “Fading Portraits Project” for Amnesty International took place on 30 August 2014, the International Day of the Disappeared. The idea was to show, literally and metaphorically, a handful of political activists who have disappeared by drawing their portraits on the pavement with water. US artist Nicholas Kashian expertly executed the street art performance by using the pavement in Berlin’s central district of Mitte as a canvas. Gone without a trace in a matter of minutes, the artworks highlighted the fate of these activists to attention-grabbing effect. Billboards and banners accompanied the performance.

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  • Client:
    Amnesty International, Berlin
  • Design:
    Preuss und Preuss GmbH, Berlin
  • Creative Direction:
    Michael Preuss
  • Art Direction:
    Nicolas Blättry
  • Graphic Design:
    Vera Brych, Zuzana Havelcova
  • Account Management:
    Franka Eberlein, Nina Preuss
  • Project Management:
    Yves Zenz
The Fading Portraits Project | Red Dot Design Award