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s-Bojagi

Bojagi is an unique form of korean textile art. It is a traditional wrapping cloth made by patching together scraps and turning them into useful wrappers. Bojagi can be used to wrap almost everything and there are several techniques to use it.

The S Bojagi is a personal interpretation of this korean tradition. Through the use of sensor technology and flexible circuitry techniques the Sonic Bogaji triggers, transforms and (re)creates the sonic landscape of Seoul, the capital of Korea.

I spend one month collecting sounds from many different places in Seoul, from traditional dance presentations to street pop culture. Those sounds are triggered and mixed together depending on how the S Bogaji is manipulated.

This piece is presented as a performance where the bojagi is used to wrap different objects. Each object is wrapped using a different technique which creates a unique sonic experience.

This work was made during residency at Nottle Theatre Company in Bucheon, South Korea.