LED South Korean Flag Lights Up Seoul Sky for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

luvsmiling, Aug. 14, 2015, 8:50 a.m.

A large Taegeukgi, the national flag of Korea, will be created with thousands of LED lamps, and light the doors of Seoul. The project was directed by Professor Seo Gyung-duk from Sungshin Women’s University. Thousands of LED lamps will be set on a media canvas 99 meters in width and 78 meters in length.

The circle in the middle will be formed by pictures stamped with fingerprints of 8,150 Koreans and foreigners. The symbols in the corners will be formed by the names of those who fought for independence. The names of Ahn Jung-geun, Yun Bong-Gil, Lee Bong-chang, Yoo Kwan-Sun, Han Yong-un and so on will be written in Korean. The names were inscribed by actor/calligrapher Jo Dal-hwan, who was honored to participate in the project. “I had no idea that I could donate my calligraphy skills for something this meaningful. I put a lot of effort into writing each letter, thinking about the patriotism of those who fought for independence.”

Professor Seo expressed his anticipation that the piece could unite the people living in Korea. “I wanted to celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence by recreating the Taegeukgi in the form of media art, since it is the symbol and face of Korea. Having Koreans living overseas in 200 different countries as well as locals and foreigners living in the nation participate in the project, I hope this can show Korea united as one.”

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