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This work is an artist book which based on one of my favorite movies called 127 Hours, which introduces an adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco)’s one-day hiking in  Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. While climbing down, he slips and falls, knocking loose a boulder which flattens his right hand and wrist against the wall. He records a video diary to maintain morale and maintains little food and water. He then becomes desperate and depressed. He hallucinates about escape, relationships, and past experiences, including a former lover, family, etc. And after 127 hours Ralston cut his arm and got free.
“Time moves really slow and my heart runs really fast.” is a script in the movie. In this book,  I want to express the concept that time, if considered with the interaction with people, is not just an evenly countable thing, but could be tortured. I adopted Tick Tock and Tu Tump as the sound of clock and character’s heartbeats. Their frequency and denseness are adjusted to express character’s feeling corresponding to the time and different physical condition. My key idea here is to exaggerate audience’s feeling by book’s layout as they are reading the book.


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