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Counterattack of the Environment and Junk House project-Gail Art Museum
Bukhangang-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
education and sculptures, 2006
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In 2006 I taught children how to protect the environment and how to recycle discarded things in rural schools. The children brought their abandoned objects from home and made them necessary for decoration and real life. And the children and I installed these on the sculptures. I had two weeks with the children in each school. I was commissioned to the curator named Juhyen Young of the Gail Museum of Art.

 

 

Voice of the Children 12

2006 / h 3800 x 2800 x 2600 mm
Hanseo-ro, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea – Wigog elementary school
recycled PVC pipe, urethane paint
weather vane made by the children

 

I gathered the discarded PVC pipes and made a jungle Jim that made sounds. The jungle gym is equipped with a device that transmits sounds downward so that participants can hear the whispers of other participants in the jungle gym. Weathercocks made by children on the installation for environmental education as art. This sculpture was established in the school playground where the children were.

Voice of the Children 14

2006 / h 3600 x 3000 x 2600 mm
Hoegogangol-gil, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea – Hoegog elementary school
dung cart hose, steel, urethane paint
wind-bell made by children

I used discarded flexible pipes of  dung carts to make an apparatus that made sound when people were hung or touched. The environment-educated children used recycled materials to make the wind bells and hang it inside the pipe. This work is a sound made by the children’s rides that can move up and down the pipe. This sculpture makes the trumpet sound when the pipe bumps and the children’s wind bells make different sounds. This sculpture was installed on the school grounds with children who made wind bells.

 

Education for the children living in the countryside