Heartbreak Cards

Naoto Hieda

24-Hour Heartbreak Cards emerged from a practice of sharing personal memories on printed, collectible cards and is accompanied by a tutorial about the process of making them. We have become used to uploading personal stories and photos on social media that become a byte stream on the database of some tech giants. In contrast, this project takes a slow approach by transforming such moments from life into a one-of-a-kind print to be shared in real life.

Naoto Hieda is a Japanese artist living in Germany with an engineering background. Naoto is currently studying at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany and works internationally for theater productions and in the visual arts. In their artistic work, they question the productive qualities of coding and speculate on new forms, post-coding through neuro-queerness, decolonization, and live coding.