A modified CD player is installed in a wall to greet people by opening and closing at surprising moments. A sense of humor is simulated.
''Very direct humor is at play in Taehee Kim's piece Hello, a disc player set flush into the wall, that opens to varying degrees when approached. The work is a silly, practical joke, taking an everyday object out of its original context and animating it. I observed the disc player surprise an unsuspecting gallery visitor as he was walking by, much to the entertainment of the other visitors.'' - Big Red & Shiny, #132, June 2010.
mixed media: CD player, motor, custom electronics, sonar sensor. 6''x1.5''.