Plastic History

Adolf Hitler is a killer.
Adolf Hitler is a hero.
Who is he to you?

The characteristic of history interests me; the fluid, subtle, and shapeable narratives. History is a “molded” explanation from different perspectives of real situations by many historians, like a “plastic.” It contains both true and false information to make the greatest refined context. Every generation gets to write history the way it wants, that is why there are many versions of a history book. Definitely, History class in the US, I can say, must be different from History class in Asia. Nevertheless, history relates memories which are very opaque. We can receive the structure of memories, but it’s difficult to retrieve them all. The more we try to remember, the more we try to shape it. 

I want to use transparent and translucent materials to investigate history metaphorically. I would like to think in terms of a mechanism that allows the audience to re-narrate history based on what they believe. I want to raise curiosities and potential about facts. A Clear Polyester film is transparent which defines access to real history. Illusion Polycarbonate is an optical illusion lenticular plastic film, which is the mixture of transparent and opaque quality, has an ability to shape and produce new dimensions and perceptions when it layers on top of context, just like the layers of history. This concept will emphasize the fact that historical revolutions are subjective, not objective.


How can I unpack history and create alternative historical narratives for the audience?