Spring 2021





When a person says something is "good," they must've subconsciously envisioned what is supposed to be "bad," or at least have been culturally/socially influenced by this duo-relation. Without this duality reference, one cannot definitively defend their point since the negation on the opposite side is detrimental to a solid argument; the lack of collaboration with the other side would nullify a seemingly reasonable idea—the opposing becomes the inevitable hypothesis to a valid conclusion.

This sense of necessity, or universality, reveals a theoretical phenomenon: The subtextual relationship between the word "good" and "bad"—the one and its opposing side—is contradictory and symbiotic: Both parties jointly form a contradiction while each being indispensable to the other.

So what is this "contradictory symbiotic" relationship? What crucial components lead to it? How does its ubiquitous nature translate in different realms of life? Meanwhile, what would be the way(s) to translate into visual design?
Futile Duality—
An experimental film with a double screening format conveys duality through color contrast, symmetrical editing, and repetition on the number "two" in the content actions.
Internal Contradiction—
A diary documented seven decision-making scenarios per day, for a week. It was meant to record results from a rock-paper-scissors generator, with the effort to streamline mundane life choices.

However, it eventually amplified contradictions and frustrations.

The kettle-stitch binding structure ties each day's decisions in a signature, with the choices and results floating over the generator output.
Abstract Intersection—
Two mirroring stair structures that collide create an abstract form that signals intersection and interdependency.

A structural breakdown of the digital rendering shows the model overview, the negative space, and the middle intersection.
Contradictory Symbiosis—
An artist book structurally antagonizes the set boundaries for a hardcover format. It references itself by linking every component of "the book" to each chapter of "the case".

The actual book—"the case"—has each booklet documenting thoughts and content from the previous chapters, and itself.

The goal is to unify and summarize the narrative of duality, contradiction, and intersection.