One Day Poem Pavilion

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 pavilion’s surface allows
light to pass through creating shifting patterns, which–during specific
times of the year–transform 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.

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