The woman covered their face and the upper half of the body using her clothes(called “쓰개치마” [sseogae skirt]) at the Joseon Dynasty. This culture is based on Confucian ideas. The woman must hide their body to the man when they go out. This fact shows that hiding their face means keeping their privacy. So what should we hide in the 21st century for keeping our privacy.
During life we use lots of electronic machines, especially TV, computer and mobile phone. They have a similar function that control the device. Because this devices has a key board that is number and direction. I focus one that. The number key buttons are easy to match the direction key. For example, 2 is up, 4 is left, 6 is right, and 8 is down. Without the hesitation, we can use there functions.
Especially, mobile phones are a necessity in the modern life without distinction of age or sex. And the mobile phone also represents myself. Almost everyone has a mobile phone. If I use a mobile phone that will be more easy to communicate with others.
However, we have to be careful. Using the mobile phone is always recording, for example time of call, contents of call and where you are now. When a person calls somebody, even if you don’t want to show who you are, the number of your mobile phone is exposed. That situation also means that your privacy is exposed. For this kind of problem made a Caller ID Spoofing (calling line identification restriction : *23 + phone number) service. But this service is uncomfortable and a receiver gets an unpleasant feeling. That’s why people don’t use this service any more expect on special cases. Like this situation, I want to express that when you push the number buttons on your mobile to make a telephone call you not only connect with another person that other person now knows your number.
In the dark of the night, there is a woman using a mobile phone. The more she uses this a mobile phone, the video is come bigger and bigger through the wall. The video is about the person who answers the phone. This performance shows the your privacy is exposed in the public place.
A mornitoring mobile from mvis3ong on Vimeo.
Presented Asiapraph 2008 in Shanghai
Credit by David Hall