Humans have their own fears in their minds. In particular, the fear of “Sound” strongly affects to human’s sensory organs since humans can imagine and over think everything when they hear invisible sound. The fear of sounds called “Phonophobia” can be a serious disease or unique urban symptom to people who live in urban areas. This project focuses on the human’s fear of urban noises and sounds, and suggests an amplifying object; this redesigned headphone with function of amplifying and exaggerating sounds will give new experiences to people by allowing them to recognize hugely loud urban noises around them. Paranoiac symptoms for the loud noises can address the existence of urban sounds and expand our sensory organs.

In this exhibition floor, there are 16 speakers in circular form, and each sound of speakers plays different urban noises. Also, wooden works of sound visualizations are attached on the three walls of gallery.

Year: 2009
Type:Sound Visualization + Installation

Tools: Processig, Illustrator

Concept Design: Yoon Chung Han

Exhibition History:
Phonophobia" Solo Exhibition in UCLA Design | Media arts, USA
Videotage "One":Yoon Chung Han's works with Erick Oh's animation, Hong KONG
"The Fragments of Sound" 1st Solo Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
"Five" : Korean Young Artists, Los Angeles, USA
"AFK" UCLA Design | Media arts 2nd Grad Exhibition, UCLA Broad art center, USA

This work is the result of the Next Generation Design Leaders Programme which is supported by Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, Republic and Korea Institute of Design Promotion.


"Phonophobia" Solo Exhibition in UCLA Design | Media arts

"Five" : Korean Young Artists, Los Angeles, USA

Videotage "One" Hong Kong

"The Fragments of Sound" 1st Solo Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea

"AFK" UCLA Design | Media arts 2nd Grad Exhibition

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