Light influences what we see and how we see it. New developments in lighting techniques are changing the experience of our urban nightscapes, while the transition to LED-lid environments enables economic efficiency in agriculture, and has a capacity to act upon human behaviour and well-being.
The May Mothers in GwangJu is a group of women that formed an organization since the GwangJu uprising in 1980, to process the trauma (personal as well as with regards to the society and community at large) caused by the uprising. They invested their lives in continuously speaking about the uprising, taking responsibility for the history of the young democratic state of South Korea.
The floor is of the space covered by hanji, a traditional paper. The design of the curtain and the grid of LED lights are based on the Korean language Hangul and pojagi , the embroidered quilts, taking inspiration from the speculation on the relationship between the qualities of traditional Korean patterns, and the formal elements that compose the Korean alphabet. Light, textile and texture is proposed here as both abstraction and that what forms language. Together they create an environment that affects experience through the influence of weaving, specific wavelengths, and the potential connective qualities of language and speech, all resonating in this space.