the Strength of Paper 纸的力量

6.Paper-Sculpture-with-a-person


  • Exhibition Location: Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Team: Roy Yin
  • Year: 2014

The History of Data Storage Analysis and Its Proposal

Paper, one of the most important inventions in the world, became the media for carrying the knowledge and information 2100 years ago. When we read messages from this media, we call it “book” as the terminal to read the messages. If we look though the history of how human store the knowledge and information, we could find the media of carrier become smaller and smaller, but the data, it can store, become bigger and bigger.

Why book can survive until now? It would be a lot of reason, but one of the vital answer should be the size of the terminal. For example, one DVD can hold a lot of data, but we need to use at least a screen to read the data. The screen as the terminal is so big. From the graphic below we could clearly see the small volume of the paper terminal but carry a lot of knowledge. So paper is one of the key element of a normal public library.

Therefore Roy Yin used paper as the material to create something extreme to attract people and remind people one of the most important elements in the library. By making a 4-floor high self-standing paper sculpture in middle of the void of the library, it would attract people and show the confliction between the softness of paper and the power of the paper. Finally, he was succeed in making the paper sculpture in the Ridder Gallery, Maastricht, the Netherlands.


  • 展览地点: Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 团队:  尹健江
  • 年份: 2014

数据存储历史分析及其提案

纸,世界上最重要的发明之一,在2100年前成为了携带知识和信息的媒介。当我从这种媒介中读取信息的时候,我们叫它为书,作为“终端”供我们阅读。如果我们纵观人类历史上如何存储知识和信息,我们就会发现媒介的携带物越来越小,但其存储的信息量却越来越大。

那为什么书还是存在于现在的社会呢?这是由于许多原因造成的,但其中最重要的答案之一应该是终端的大小。例如,一个DVD可以存储许多资料,但我们至少需要一个屏幕去读取这些资料。作为终端的屏幕体积是十分大的。从下面的图我们可以清晰地看出纸的终端体积小却可以携带大量知识。所以为什么在普通公共图书馆里,纸是最重要的元素之一。

所以Roy Yin用纸来创作,创造出一种极致的东西去吸引人,以此来使人们想起纸张是图书馆最重要的元素。如果有一个四层楼高的纸雕塑靠自身结构可以立在图书馆中央的位置,这将会吸引人们的眼球,并可以展示纸张的柔软和纸张的力量间的对比和矛盾。最后,他成功地在Ridder画廊制作出纸雕塑,并在画廊展出。

5.Testing-the-Structure-and-the-Void-Feeling

the Great Indoors 2013. More Than Books. KABK the Hague.

2.paper sculpture in the library

7.Paper-Sculpture-–-gallery-scale-display-s

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