A Tree That Prints Little Messages On Paper That Fall Like Autumn Leaves
You might say that the speed with which we communicate today has removed the elements of anticipation back when we used to wait for things in the mail.
Korean design studio HYBE, who we interviewed awhile back for their homage to Dan Flavin, is throwing back to the days yesteryear, the age of slow, meaningful communication, with their new piece Leaf: Autumn 2012.
The installation mimics the falling of autumn leaves, instead shedding printed messages. Visitors write notes on a screen connected to a mini thermal printer at the end of each metal tree branch. Each message falls as output once new input is received. Embedding a sense of time and physicality to this messaging sculpture, HYBE allows participants to watch their digital messages print onto real paper and become a physical part of the installation.
If you’re in Seoul, be sure to catch Leaf: Autumn 2012 at the Culture Station Seoul 284 as part of the Life: A User’s Manual exhibition running until November 4th. If you can’t make it, check out the digital messages here.