Working Hours / 2023

working_hours/ is a zine that contains the source code for a time-based poem, which only becomes legible after a user manually transcribes the work as instructed.

Once it is transcribed and hosted on a local server, the poem documents feelings of uncertainty—amplified by the pandemic and the rise of anti-Asian violence—as I wonder if I will ever be able to see my distant family again, and as I begin to feel older than my age.

The poster is a companion piece to the zine project. The blurred thumbnails preview the photos in the zine.

Edition of 200. Riso-printed with fluorescent yellow, fluorescent pink, aqua, and black ink.

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Project by Tyler Yin
Designed by Stefanie Tam
Printed by Lucky Risograph