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Friends & Strangers

Personal Interpretation to Past Present Future

Book Art / Sewing / Information Design

(Final Year Project)

Friends gradually become strangers. Strangers gradually become friends.

The coming in and fading out of peoples witnesses the passage of time. The books are to visualize the interventions of every friend in my life so far. Document in an informational and humanistic way.

In this retrospect, each spread represents one year of my life, each line of thread represents one friends, while the center thread (myself) continuously going through all books. The methodology of stitching made every intervene, layer, colour, choose of paper, become something that speaks. It is made readable that some entered and exited fast, some move gradually. Some are far some are close.

5 concertina-fold booklets: 21 spreads

May 2010