Cox & Grusenmeyer (B)
Cox & Grusenmeyer is an Antwerp based duo –Ines Cox and Lauren Grusenmeyer– operating in the field of graphic design. Having started their collaboration while finishing their studies at Sint-Lucas Ghent, they continued working together while Cox completed her master at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem and Grusenmeyer at The Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Being a duo, operating together and against each other, they use their collaboration as a tool for dialogue and confrontation and as a platform to share ideas.
Through humor, performative actions, a pinch of grotesque and a belief in the personal they establish a tweaked universe where their objects and interests relate to the field of graphic design. By rethinking existing frameworks and constructing alternative orders the design of the environment becomes part of their work. Touching upon topics from monstrous dramas to everyday banalities their work involves a scope where the staging of a situation with sound, costumes, graphic identities, language and characters is subjected to their design.