Dualism in Storytelling

 

2011

 

paper

dimension  120mm x 150mm (folded)

This is a book reflecting dualistic elements of tales such as good/evil, young/old, or happy/unhappy. Folded paper creates the notion of positive and negative space. I developed this book form using both sides of the paper from the viewpoint of inside/outside and known/unknown.  This suggests that a story can be changed by a different teller and the fact there is a hidden story we never know.

I illustrated two stories (happy and unhappy ending) on a long strip of paper using front and back. As it was folded as pages you can read through in both ways turning from right to left and from left to right. The point is that these two stories are connected toeach other through holes representing windows and a mirror in terms of reversing inside and outside, and a different point of view.

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