The Book of Chances

The Book of Chances, 2011. Computer-generated video loop, duration unlimited. Exhibited in Vitality: Korean Young Designers, curated by Choi Kyung-ran and presented at Triennale di Milano Design Museum, 28 October 2011–19 February 2012.

The Book of Chances is a video loop that deconstructs pages from the books we designed, and reconstructs them in a nearly endless series of page-images. We selected about 300 double-page spreads, split each image into four color channels (C, M, Y, and K) following the standard offset printing process, and then made the channels from different sources randomly overlap each other using a simple computer software. The work reflects our enduring interest in the relationship between systems and accidents, and, as an extension, a generative system.