Four Season

Installation, 2022

Four Seasons is an installation, consisting of four 3D printed Norigae sculptures presented on a metal structure, accompanied by an AI generated video of South Korea’s nature, storytelling through poem.

Norigae is a women’s accessory, worn with the traditional costume (Hanbok), featuring natural elements such as dragonflies and coral. Further to its decorative purpose, Norigae is a token of motherhood, handed down from mothers to daughters to protect the wearer from misfortune. Everlasting motherhood is embodied by the four seasons which continuously cycle through time.

3D printed Norigae sculptures depict each of the four seasons with natural elements such as spring flowers and winter snow, displayed on a squared metal structure, pieced together with traditional furniture decorations. As a woman of today, I want to liberate this small accessory which carried women’s wishes in the silenced past, by breaking into the traditionally male dominated technological field.

A silent video is developed with Korean seasonal landscapes collected online, and generated using AI. South Korea’s nature, as seen through other’s eyes, resembles and enhances vague memories of my homeland. The poem captioned in the video unfolds my relationship with my grandmother, accompanied by her Norigae in every scene, passing through each of the four seasons.

Click to see Norigae sculptures of four seasons

Wobbly Digital, 2022