The Confusion Of Tongues is the myth of the fragmentation of languages described in the Book of Genesis XI:1–9 (Tower of Babel). The story is a symbol for the presumption and megalomania of the people which is punished by God with the confusion of tongues.
The 77 metres long leporello fold unites 245 languages. It lets them flow into each other and diverge. By folding the paper I created a book object with 365 pages allowing to read the verses not only if the paper is spread. The thin paper provides the flexibilty of the object and lets the dark letters, set in bold, show through — The different languages blur into each other. The painting »Turmbau zu Babel« by Pieter Breugel der Ältere (1563) originates the color gradient on the back.
× Bachelor Thesis 2015
× Prof. Annette le Fort and Prof. André Heers
× Leporello with book case
× 245 languages
× Format: 320 m x 230 mm (77 m)
× 325 double-layered pages
× Typeface: Noto Serif and Noto Sans