Hi Home – Sol Song
When do you know that you have arrived? People in Korea associate bells and their gentle sound with arrival and security. This project reinterprets the wind bell 풍경 to symbolise arrival and security. Many people today live far away from their families and birthplaces. For these people, the flat becomes a home away from home. The sound of the wind bell as the sound of home reminds people of their origins and addresses the process of arriving.
The traditional wind bell from Korea is usually made of bronze and can be seen in the temple. The special thing about the Korean bell is that the wind blade is shaped like a fish, because fish never close their eyes. Fish are symbolic of creatures that are always awake. The other important part is the clapper. It is made of crossed wood or bronze and has four striking points. This is very important to better catch the irregular wind. I decided to make it completely out of glass because glass is a sensitive material and represents arriving at a place well. In cooperation with local master glassblower Axel Rohmer, the wind bells were made in a small series from borosilicate glass.