Book of Happiness

2013

A notebook, inside which a person’s happy memories are represented and analyzed using Statistical Regression Analysis and Parametric Design.

We interviewed a close friend of ours who has overcome more than a decade of struggle against depression. She lies down on a couch, and recalls 30 most difficult days during her journey. For each day she remembers, she rates her "sense of loss" and "level of internal struggle" on a scale of 1 to 10. We processed the data through a parametric design algorithm, generated 30 diagrams, laser cut into 30 individual pages, and manually bind them into a physical book.

With this project, we would like to explore the possibility of creating a new form of visualization that's both informative, and humane. We hope it could serve as a faithful account of a beautiful journey that's cherished by both the owner and the audience of this book.

这是一本没有语言的书,却记录了一位个体自我认知和疗伤的过程。我们采访了几位曾被创伤的朋友,创造隐秘舒适的环境,邀请他们描述下一些印象深刻的日子,以及痛苦和失落的程度。通过数学方法将这些情绪化的,个人的信息变成图形,再通过镭射切割的方式做成书页装订在一起。书本成为记忆的承载体,记录这段旅程,歌颂意志的坚强。

Exhibition

  • Sep. 2017, Selfie, CultureHub, New York, NY
  • Aug. 2017, Untitled, 433 Gallery, Guangzhou, China
  • July 2015, YANG WANG X ZHENZHEN QI Duo Exhibition, FL:EX Gallery, Shanghai, China