Second event from the series "Critical Window" organised by Open Design Network and Open Design Studio. This typographic animation "Terror" visualised famous headlines about irresponsible political practices of current Prime Minister Robert Fico and his cabinet picked from Slovak media. These headlines were shown with repeating countdown in the background, imitating the ticking bomb that never explodes.
The aim was to show the terror, the never-ending circulation of strong news headlines, that dramatically appear, scare the crowd and then quickly disappear. The animation wanted to visualise the crazy dynamics of news in media vs. public cry for urgent change of political and social situation in Slovakia.
Critical window is original format of short critical visual reflections made by graphic designers and projected onto the street from three windows of the culture and co-work space called Foajé on Štefánikova street in Bratislava. They used to reflect the current critical political or social issues that resonate in Slovakia. Sometimes they are related with the public events organised inside the Foaje showing the personal critical attitude of their authors towards certain topics of these events.author of the text: Katarína Balážiková