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Ko, Seung-hyun, Sachsenberg Kayagum, Germany, 2005
Ko, Seung-hyun, Sachsenberg Kayagum, Detail, Bewegter Wind Symposium, Germany, 2005

Ko, Seung-hyun, Sachsenberg Kayagum, Germany, 2005.   Ko, Seung-hyun, Sachsenberg Kayagum, Opening with musicians, Bewegter Wind Symposium, Germany, 2005.
Ko, Seung-hyun, Haldon Kayagum, 2005, England.   Ko, Seung-hyun, Haldon Kayagum, 2005, residency at Center for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, England.
Ko, Seung-hyun, Detail, Haldon Kayagum, 2005, England.   Ko, Seung-hyun, Detail, Haldon Kayagum, 2005, Center for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, England.
Ko, Seung-hyun, The Kayagum in the Janggunbong Valley, 2004.   Ko, Seung-hyun, The Kayagum in the Janggunbong Valley, 2004, Gongju Janggunbong Nature Art-Park.
Ko, Seung-hyun

Kayagum

The Kayagum is a traditional Korean string instrument which lays on the floor. Ko, Seung-hyun makes large Kayagum from fallen tree trunks and branches, transforming the bones of a forest into interactive musical instruments which several people can play at once.

"Is it engaged in nature or does it explain nature? Should it just be beautiful? Should the audience become part of the artwork? My artwork usually attracts visitors; looking at it should be interesting, comfortable, easy and simple. While I create a work I ask myself- do I need this object, this detail, is it necessary or can I leave it out? Other artists put many meanings in layers in their work. I want it simple. It is my intention that visitors touch and experience my work. They are invited to play the Kayagum for instance."

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