Fishing vessel will be around our everyday life at the Han River in center of Seoul. We are excited to see how much diversity and joy they may bring to our lives. Now, the story begins.
Namhae-ho, Gyeongdong-ho, Haechoon-ho.
These are the names of three obsolete fishing vessels which were actively used to fish in the southern sea of Goheung, Jeolanam-do, Korea. After the road trip to Songdo International Business District located at the western coast of Korea and waiting for months, they finally settled down at Han River Art Park in this spring.
Han River Art Park is a public park where Han River runs by, and possibly the only huge spacious area where we can still enjoy the nature in Seoul Metropolitan City. The Three fishing vessels will offer us a place full of rest and variety.
The project “Blue Wind” started with Namhae-ho which depicts a tale that is invisible but still existing. This story leads us to feel the invisible breeze and its journey from the far-away sea to the park.
As the wind blows, the blue ceiling with thousands pieces will become a storyteller and provide a waving canopy with a fantastic view.
Under the waving blue canopy, our imagination will be easily growing with the wave by breezing wind. Inside the cabin of Namhae-ho, we can also enjoy watching a story of the vessel and the site.
It will not be a concern whether our own story is big or small. All we need to do under the blue shade is enjoy the moment and piling happy memories.
What does Han River mean to us? While we visit Han River or watch exhibitions or performances at the park, how far can our imagination be expanded?
Han River has enabled us to learn of the city's history and tales. For various reasons, it has been covered by concrete, and now it is partially changing to be a nature-friendly area. The site was the foundation for Seoul and Korea's industrial development; today, it serves as a popular spot for recreation for both locals and visitors.
With the Fishing Vessel and their respected installation, we hope to bring to light their stories and, from this, further enrich the people's everyday life. By this imagination, the park will give us more various questions and thoughts about the River.
Architecture and Sound
Thousands pieces of blue films are installed on the ceiling of the canopy to express the sense of the breeze.
Instead of solid material, moving films will incarnate the wave of the sea.
The canopy is the platform, where citizens can sit or lie down under.
Small TV monitor to be installed inside of Namhae-ho for showing a short film about the fishing vessel and the place.