Megan Pai

🐇 Thinking about time rn


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00.21

Notes From Rinna


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Transcript
6 x 9 in
Work in progress

08.21

Capsule


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Edition of 100
52 pages
8.5 x 11 in
Pamphlet stitch, Riso print, Hanji-paper book jacket
Brooklyn, New York

A fictional round table discussion, fabricated from excerpts drawn from nine two-on-one interviews conducted over Zoom. An attempt to subvert the isolating infrastructure of the digital device as a means of developing more intimate connections with others. In the same way that visiting the home of a friend or acquaintance allows for the maturation of trust in a relationship, our proposal to “intrude” on the private (digital) space of others represents an attempt to establish a physical connection through technology. Participants include Wendi Yan, Laurel Schwulst, Lawrence Lek, Eric Li, Rindon Johnson, Leslie Liu, Ben Denzer, Jonathan Zong, and Tiger Dingsun. All interviews were conducted by Cammie Lee and Megan Pai.

08.21

Bounced Around by the Bendiness


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Poster
11 x 17 in
Fall 2021 Exhibition designed by Bhavani Srinivas
Princeton University Visual Arts Program
Princeton, NJ

05.21

Ways of Walking


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Edition of 1
44 pages
3.5 x 5.5 in
Accordion book, binder clip
Princeton, NJ

We decided to go for a walk.

The path is marked by the line. The time is marked by the text, the fading light, and the setting images.

Megan's route is marked by the first half of the path. Victor's route is marked by the second half of the path. Megan's view is marked by images 1-10. Victor's view is marked by images 11-20. Megan's point of view is marked by the left image of each pair. Victor's point of view is marked by the right image of each pair.

This is an exercise in ways of seeing.

04.21

Notes Before Departure


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Set of perfume cards
1.7 x 5.5 in
Princeton, NJ

Scent collection created by Wendi Yan and Sam Vasen.

04.21

Cores


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Web Design
Online Exhibition
Princeton University Visual Arts Program
Princeton, NJ

Website built by Eric Li.

04.21

Jamo


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Website
Advised by Laurel Schwulst
Princeton, NJ

A five-part collection of exercises for practicing Hangul recognition and pronunciation.

04.21

Sound Bites


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Website
Advised by Laurel Schwulst
Princeton, NJ

An alternative, audio diary.

12.20

Hyperimage


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Collage
18 x 24 in
Glassine sheets
Princeton, NJ

I take 10-100 photos every day with my phone. I want to remember the cherry blossoms and fallen petals. But when there are 31,255 images stored in my Recents album and I cannot find the moments that I miss, maybe I have lost them all. I imagine the digital space to be one of permanence, free from deterioration and loss. But keepsakes can turn into clutter, and unlike printed matter, digital images seem to lose presence and value with time. This project is an ongoing effort to recover moments decaying in the excess of an overflowing archive. Each collage is produced from a unique collection of photos based on subject, composition, or concept. The newly established relationships are materialized in the form of a glassine sheet that allows for light to seep through in a similar way as the light through our screens. But it is physical, durable, and offers infinite capacity in its potential for rearrangement without the false claim of space.

10.20

The Original


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Edition of 1
7.5 x 7.5 in
575 pages
Princeton, NJ

Contains nuts and *Against Interpretation.*

10.20

Coffee Table Book


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Scroll
24 in x 43 ft
Vellum
Princeton, NJ

During quarantine, the coffee table was the center of my universe. This is a documentation of all the activity that took place from one Sunday night through the next Friday morning.

08.20

Lamp


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Photo illustration

Toronto, Ontario