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Have a complaint? Tell it to this gigantic ear!

Odd concept piece proves surprisingly popular among locals

Look – we love all things audio. Speakers, headphones, music – if it goes in the ear, it’s got a place in our heart.

But this story here, well, we’re not sure what to make of it exactly, and whether or not this constitutes audio awesomeness or bat-shit bizarre.

What you’re looking at above is a gigantic sculpture shaped like an ear. It’s in Seoul, South Korea, and it’s not the only one – the ear you see above is actually part of a series placed all throughout the city.

Artist Yang Soo-in, who designed the piece, said that the big ear was meant to symbolize the fact that Mayor Park Won-soon was always listening to his people.

Weirded out yet? Well get this – the ears have proven ridiculously popular among the locals. Entire crowds line up before the structures to share their grievances or ideas to the structure, all of which gets “heard” at the city’s citizens’ affairs bureau, where the good recordings are played out over loud speakers.

Here’s how the whole thing works:

Gives a whole new meaning to “Friends, Romans, countrymen . . . Lend me your ears”!

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