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Gyujin Lee — Bamboo Forest Project

Remote Control — Winter 2015

Bamboo Forest Project is the reproduction artwork of The King with Donkey Ears which is one of the most famous korean folk tale.

The summary of the tale: Along time ago, there was one king, who had really long ears like donkey's ears. Everyone who knew the king's secret were killed, except his crown maker. Keeping the secret was so painful for the crown maker, so he went deep inside a bamboo forest and shouted the secret. After that, when it was windy, the bamboo forest whispered what the crown maker said. Everyone inside the bamboo forest could hear the king’s secret on windy days.

The artwork is an interactive sound installation, where you can leave your voice message in a public place anonymously. By using the isolated (unconnected with the internet network) Router, you can find and access the Bamboo Forest Project's WIFI only inside the forest where it is installed. Your private secret will be transmitted by your smartphone and saved in the place. When wind comes up, the voices will be played to the general public only who are at the forest.