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Clear my Mind









Structural Testing Dummy 02: Clear my Mind

This entire white book is about clearing the stress, afraid, contradiction, uncomfortable feeling in my mind. This uncomfortable feeling I experience in this whole term. One of the reasons would be too much cultural thinking within this period. Always, I am thinking about the cultural co-existence between eastern and western cultures. I get stuck with this. I tried to learn so much; the mind is full of different cultural knowledge, thoughts and information. Maybe it is the time for me to “unlearn” or clear my mind to let the whole body become fresh again. The whole process of folding, making holes, binding and reading of this whole white book is more important than the book itself. This is a process of “unlearning” and “clear the discomforts in my mind”. It helps to make myself cool down to think about my life and myself. This is also a combination of eastern thought and western book form. The thought is eastern/ Buddhist as the white symbolizes thinking with “none” and “emptiness”; at the same time, the binding of this book is a western codex which we turn the pages from right to left. Eastern mind is embodied in a Western body.

{曾經之前有篇 post 是 explore 書的長度;而這本 “Clear my Mind” 則是 explore 書的厚度。由始至終,書都是一個擁有六面的立體;以前你可能看得不清楚,現在這本書則可以讓你看得清清楚楚書並不是平面。總厚度:23cm。要再玩的話,這個書脊與書口是好好的發揮空間。}


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Hei Shing
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書就是… A Book is…


一片紙不但表現時間,也表現空間。而一片片的紙張組合起來的書就是一個高深的容器,盛滿文字,既能從中不斷汲取智慧,又能裝入無限的智慧。

A piece of paper reflects not only time but also space. Books are formed by binding papers together to become containers of words that serve as a reservoir as well as a spring of wisdom.

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