My concept, which was informed by the work of Surrealists and those in the Fluxus movement, was to create a project similar to a Fluxus kit. The briefcase contains four books, eight objects, and all of my tangible process. Each book is a mashup of two of the eight emotions: FEAR and JOY, SADNESS and ANTICIPATION, TRUST and ANGER, and SURPRISE and DISGUST. In the middle of each book is the emotion that results from the combination of the two. Each emotion is given two spreads. The first spread is a definition of the emotion plus a small image meant to prepare you for the next spread. The second spread is typography in the style of visual poetry paired with a surreal mixed media piece meant to evoke the emotion. The eight objects in the box represent each emotion and illustrate how we attach emotions to objects in our minds.
Overall, the project is a tangible interpretation of how we carry our emotions in our minds. Therefore, it is what we carry with us.