My friend Ann Sieber sent me a link this week to Jiyeon Song’s site Experiential Typography, saying she thought I might like it. I do!
"The One Day Poem Pavilion demonstrates the poetic, transitory, site-sensitive and time-based nature of light and shadow. Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilionâs surface allows
light to pass through creating shifting patterns, whichâduring specific
times of the yearâtransform into the legible text of a poem. The
specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different shadow-poems
according to the solar calendar…."
The poem Song chose is a sijo, a form from classical Korean poetry. Here’s the breakdown:
You can learn more about this form here or here. And you can see the pavilion through time-lapse photography on YouTube.
Song did this project as part of a master’s thesis at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Ann Sieber? The former editor of OutSmart? I know her. Tell her ‘B’ said hi.
I love the link too.
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