Forbidden Colors
video, book, 2020
The song “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” is also called “Forbidden Colors”—colors that do not appear in ordinary visual functioning, such as “reddish green”.
 I found myself intrigued by the very idea of visualizing the song “Forbidden Colors” using only colors, somewhat like an oxymoron. I assigned different colors to different notes, and translated the music score into a video of color combinations. By exporting the video as image sequences, I printed out a book, the edges of which demonstrate how time moves through the forbidden colors.