English Version
THE REFRAMING OF BEING FORGOTTEN NO.1
: Exhibition
Younger generations and people from other cultures often don’t understand traditional Korean ‘Gugak’ music. By making the music more visual, I aim to increase its appeal. In order to succeed the tradition, I had to think of a new generation and persuade not only Koreans but also people from other cultures. Thus, rather than maintaining a difficult traditional music system, I decided to utilize new media and visual elements as much as possible for a common understanding of all nations. While residing in the Netherlands, I was mentored by Joost Grootens, Simon Davies, Gert Staal, Bart Guldemond, Koehorst in ‘t Veld to look for a design that freshens the tradition itself but finds a way not to break it. Sinawi is an oral music genre within Gugak; the notes are never written down. By creating a music score that visually reflects the nature of the different sounds, from plain notes to trembling tones, listeners gain extra insight into what they are hearing. Being able to see the notes and rhythms in a custom music score helps make the music more accessible. As an extra visual aid, a 3D model of the handkerchief used by traditional dancers flutters in response to the music. (Depending on the movement score, 3d model mimics the traditional dancer's Salpuri dance. Collaborated with AINNOZ for machine manufacturing.) In addition, I visualized the theory of how traditional musicians can play improvisationally through the video they played. In the Video, the performers played concisely and uncomplicatedly to make listeners as easy to understand as possible. As a result, The graphics score system, video performers, and mechanical dancer work simultaneously with Korean traditional improvisation 'Sinawi' and hold a concert in a new type. The elements of the traditional concert (In the form of dancers, performers, and scores) are retained, but the new type of modern concert is created. These three visualizations interact and play at the same time.
Designer Suk Go
Adviser Joost Grootens,
Simon Davies,
Gert Staal,
Kim Bouvy,
Bart Guldemond,
Koehorst in ‘t Veld
Korean Version