Baramjagi (Wishing Jar)
Baramjagi (Wishing Jar)

2009

20x5cm

Brazil nutshells, paper, wax

Baramjagi (Wishing Jar) is an artwork that uses audience's participation as a part of its art making process. A method of storytelling was used to invite audience to participate. The following story was presented with Baramjagi in the exhibition.

[The cocoons of Baramjagi (Wishing Jar) are often found within a grave of a deceased whose death was solitary in nature. In ancient Korea, relatives of the dead would take the cocoons home and nourish them. This was a gesture intending to console both the dead and the people mourn for him. Sad emotions and mourning are Baramjagi’s favorite food. You can feed Baramgagi by taking out the feeding paper rolled inside the shells. On the feeding paper, you can express your feelings of longing for a person or a place you associate with home, using both written form and images. Roll the used paper and position them inside the shells to complete the feeding. Baramjagi will grow into an adult form after few months of feeding.]

Baramjagi
Baramjagi

2009

20x5cm

Brazil nutshells, paper, wax

Baramjagi (Wishing Jar)
Baramjagi
Baramjagi (Wishing Jar)

2009

20x5cm

Brazil nutshells, paper, wax

Baramjagi (Wishing Jar) is an artwork that uses audience's participation as a part of its art making process. A method of storytelling was used to invite audience to participate. The following story was presented with Baramjagi in the exhibition.

[The cocoons of Baramjagi (Wishing Jar) are often found within a grave of a deceased whose death was solitary in nature. In ancient Korea, relatives of the dead would take the cocoons home and nourish them. This was a gesture intending to console both the dead and the people mourn for him. Sad emotions and mourning are Baramjagi’s favorite food. You can feed Baramgagi by taking out the feeding paper rolled inside the shells. On the feeding paper, you can express your feelings of longing for a person or a place you associate with home, using both written form and images. Roll the used paper and position them inside the shells to complete the feeding. Baramjagi will grow into an adult form after few months of feeding.]

Baramjagi

2009

20x5cm

Brazil nutshells, paper, wax

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