Secret Stash Project by Yi-Ting Cheng, filmed and edited by Juriaan Booij
This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces. Here, hidden spaces/ messages were created within 8 general objects such as wood boards, lamps and disposable coffee cups.
Why doing this?
We all have the need of hiding.
We hide our valuables from being stolen, we conceal our past from our loved ones, we never show our real side to colleagues, we all have secrets. Or, sometimes we just want to keep something only for ourselves.
Utilize stereotypes and visual camouflage.
We make judgments based mainly on our experiences and what we see. This dependency on visual information can create large blind spots. Thus, usual stereotypes of how we perceive solid, transparency and lighting are employed in this project to play with notions of ‘solid and void’, and ‘true and false’.
A brief, moving-picture portrait of wood worker and 3rd Ward member David Yepez.
Featured Artist: David Yepez (davidalexanderdesigns.com)
Director/Camera/Edit: Christian Schneider (ideagarden.org)
Producer for 3rd Ward: Jessica Tom (3rdward.com)
Composer: Clay Franklin (clayfranklinonline.com)
Animator: Kana Philip (kanaphilip.com)
Special Thanks to Jason Goodman and 3rd Ward Brooklyn for making this project, my move to New York and a shift back to making movies I care about possible.