VA: dancing is..... exercise?

heart related issues are leading causes of death in america.

i sent out a questionairre to my school asking people their exercise routines, or lack of. the main thing i realized when doing this is, everyone is different. some people like to exercise in groups, others in private on their own. people should be doing things they are already interested in, not going to the gym if it sounds unsatisfying. some common answers for exercise: riding bikes, walking, playing a sport, running etc.

for my project i started creating music mixes hoping the user continue listening until the mix is over. i choose to hand out music mixes for people to listen to, whatever they consider exercising to be. i chose to create a light (30 minutes of upbeat music) and heavy mix (60 minutes of sick baselines and beats) for different situations that might require intense work as opposed to a light activity.

the way to pass out these mixes are cds. i didn't want to go buy a ton of cd cases to pass out with the mixes, so i looked around my apartment for other things to use. there it was. a steaming pile of junk mail collecting dust by the door. i found and manipulated paper folding techniques to hold two cds. because the found paper material already has material printed on it, I decided to screen print over existing designs with my own. to try and make the paper cd case double use, i printed boxes that resemble a calendar on the inside. my hopes- people not throw away the printed material, but use it to their advantage. this part of the cd case was less successful because i didn't have any white ink, so i printed with black.

so far the mixes are a hit and miss. you can't please every one all the time. there are parts in the mixes where i mess up, but i leave them in to let people know these are live mixes, and also to announce that i myself make mistakes too. the genre so far is different kinds of dance music(fidget, electro, bangers, funk, house etc). i'm thinking of creating a way to stream a dj set for people to hear live, as apposed to getting the cds.

want a mix? just email me and I'll get you a copy so you can start shaking your booty while you clean the house, bike, dance or walk around the block.

look at all this wasted print sent to my mailbox.

folding techniques.
time to print
instructions for listening: 1. move your ass 'till the music stops & 2. rinse and repeat.

able to fold it in a way to reveal the cd through a nice geometric shape.

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