This is the question I asked myself everyday for one year. The answer took that shape of a drawing that I've beed posting on Instagram and other social networks, every night before going to bed—from here the project's name Night drops.
Each image is associated with the date of the day and a short caption. The result is a drawn daily journal. Its content is mainly about my daily life, what happens around in Shanghai and in the news.
I have bad memory and this project worked out as a tool to make me recalling much more of my past days, weeks and months. I might forget what I've done yesterday but i always remember what I thought before or during the making of a drawing.
I'm only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation—Susan Sontag.
This project is to be intended as the first exercise of a series to follow. This year I wanted to test and train my methodology and constancy over time with a daily iteration task. The colour paper framework has been inspired by one exercise proposed by Josef Albers in Interaction of Color,1971.
The drawings are realized with ink and acrylic on a 4x4 cm origami colored paper to be placed on a 14 x14 cm background paper with a matching color.
See the complete collection on instagram.com/ailadi or at ailadi.tumblr.com
The project has been presented at St.Regis, Bangkok on January 2012 with in a personal exhibition. The exhibition design is by Tommaso Maggio.
► Read on-line the article by Susanna Legrenzi on URBAN, Issue 109 (Only in Italian) - http://issuu.com/urban1/docs/urban109?mode=window
► The post by Laura Perin on The Juicesqueezer / Lo Spremiagrumi
► Read on-line the interview on the St. Regis event by Kreangsak Suwanpantakul on Lifestyle and Travel magazine, Thailand, Issue 48
► Featured on Supercreativi.com, Italy
► Featured on design mind magazine - Passion Issue n16 - May 2012