Writing is Thinking

Bo-Chen Chen

Writing is Thinking explores how people use handwriting to form their own thinking. People often write in two ways: short-form and long-form. Short-form tends to be quick and means the writer is thinking fast to achieve a particular purpose such as making a note or a list. On the contrary, long-form writing, such as a birthday card or a letter takes longer, and prompts the writer to think deeply. Writing is not fixed, invariable, or limited. The flow of writing represents the process of thinking

This project explores these ideas as videos in multiple overlapping frames to show specific writing/thinking moments as deconstructed details which highlight aspects of each person's experiences and identity. Each person featured in this collection has his / her individual habit of using handwriting to do an “action” of thinking. What he / she thinks is embodied in what he / she writes.