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Visual Adaptation of Franz Kafka's

The Metamorphosis

Through my eyes this book is like a theatre performance where the Michael Craig-Martin's aesthetics meets Lars von Trier's elevation of the scenes.

The method of working consistently followed the question what the minimal means to convey the message are. Words - stage/setting - position - icons - colour was the system I used to transform the story into the way I saw it. Starting with the basic elements and then adding the clarification. 

A sterile setting evokes the distant, unhealthy family relationships, loneliness and alienation. The transformation and self identity search are given as subtle changes in the icons.

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