The Yale Rewirement Notebooks I and II

Notebook objects on the basis of the implementation of mental training exercises and tracking results of the efforts to improve one‘s well-being

2 notebook objects
4c / 1c office prints on white paper | roller pen | carton cover, thread-binded
body 297 x 210 mm
I / 2020-2021: 43 pages
II / 2021-2022: 76 pages

program modeling laurie santos
layout rewirement notebook nn / yale university
layout content | text alexandra reill | vienna 2020-2021 / 2021-2022

idea | concept training laurie santos
production training yale university | new haven | us – date of publication unknown
production notebook object kanonmedia | vienna 2020-2021 / 2021-2022

For ten weeks, Alexandra Reill involved herself in the process of daily mental training exercises and self-evaluation methods to raise personal well-being by participating in the The Science of Well-Being Programme offered by Yale University [01/11/20 – 09/01/21]. The Yale Rewirement Notebook I contains the documentation of her daily exercises and the results of corresponding [self-]evaluation, now forming a paper object showing the artist’s uncensored notes as much as her critical attitude to certain approaches to mental training are acknowledged by neuro-sciences and so-called positive psychology today.

During 06/12/21 – 12/02/22, the process was restarted and The Yale Rewirement Notebook II was created. The process did not produce any improvement in well-being.