This booklet is about the form of traditional Korean masks. Through this, I aimed to give a new meaning to traditional values of Korean culture.

I think the notion of ‚mask’ has an important meaning in society. As the renowned Swiss psychiatrist, Gustav Carl Jung stated, everyone has a social face or persona, one presents to the world—, a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual.’ Therefore a change of mask means a change of identity. I discovered a Korean poem written 1000 years ago, about a transformation of a fox and a raccoon. I used this poem as the narrative text of my booklet. To start with, I analysed different traditional masks by tracing them and then created a selection of 7 male and 7 female masks. Through various ways of folding the booklet, one can use different combinations of masks to create more faces.

The old Sense

a fox can be a beautiful woman a racoon can be a man who knows if other animals, becoming human, tempt us transformation of the body is not difficult at all more difficult is keeping your heart and to know if it is right or false
I recommend
to wipe and look into the mirror of the heart