the Curtain

Shengyue Fang

Shengyue Fang

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

the Curtain

Shengyue Fang

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

the Curtain

Shengyue Fang

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

This is the most boring winter break that I have ever experienced in my life. As an international student, considering the risk of not being allowed to return to the US, I chose to stay in Brooklyn for this special break during the pandemic. I wake up on my bed, sitting lazily and appreciating the sunshine squeezing itself from that gap between the curtain and the window, casting on my forehead, wondering: what on earth could be funnier than staying bored? The same drama repeated itself every day from the sunrise to the sunset. And I started to realize that the ability of realizing and enjoying boringness is actually a gift to us. Inspired by staring at the natural light shooting from the window to the curtain, I used some super achievable paper boards and LED light strip to recreate that meditative feeling when I was thinking about the miracle of boringness from day to night. The projection of the sun, the moon, and the cloud is inspired by traditional Chinese table screens. The aim is to build an environmental light effect on the working desk that could accompany the users whenever they feel bored and to remind them of the fun and precious part of boredness.

the Curtain