CHAPTERS I: “Chromatic Interactions”
I had the opportunity of creating an interactive book for the show, one that potentially 8000 viewers/participants could become co-creators of by adding and subtracting color, pattern, graphics and text as they so chose.
watercolor paper (accordion spine), rice paper (covering the spine),
repurposed file folders (torn into pieces to “cover the covers” and folded to form the flag page pockets), linen thread (to stitch the flag pages/pockets), Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive (for gluing) ,
and colored file cards (to write and draw upon, and insert into the pockets in varied arrangements), to create “Chromatic Interactions”.
I aligned the ‘windows” in the covers, with the windows cut out of the flag book pockets,
so that the file cards would read through the front and back cover apertures.
The results of offering the public the opportunity to express themselves through interacting with the book were fascinating.
Some asked profound questions…reflecting what is on the collective mind.
Perhaps the greatest treasure of all…
Thank you Inez!