Underneath your shadow, I find my refuge
my friend dewi marie does this brilliant art pieces. i’ve gotten her to create this piece for me and I’m so excited about it. a piece of memory of a band, and also the creativity of a friend.
That looks amazing!
threadless, the personalised tee site features a great little design by a very talented Singaporean artist, Xiaobaosg.
incidentally, Xiaobaosg’s work on the Panda art series is so sought after, that his work was being copied and sold as merchandise in China by not-so-scrupulous retailers. i guess u could consider that as the ultimate form of flattery…
source: mi50 blogspot
lion city ha ha
From the moment of painting the figure 1 until the day he died, when he had reached well past 5500000 (no commas marred his work), his daily task was painting numbers and whispering their names, eventually into a tape recorder.For 46 years Roman Opalka painted canvases covered in numbers, a project only curtailed by his death this month. Our obituary remembers him. (via theeconomist)
TOP: The Blind research report. BOTTOM: the Blind in action
The Blind is the name given to a groundbreaking camouflage cloak used by in-the-field zoologists. The device, that effectively renders the wearer invisible to his surroundings by reflecting light, is a creation of the Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), “an interdisciplinary center dedicated to promoting critical zoological dialogue and research” created in 2007.
A quick visit to the ICZ url address reveals a fully fledged website complete with mission statment, photo galleries documenting the various field projects of the Institute, essays on rare forest insect fauna from the ICZ academic staff along with staff bios, publications and events agenda…
But the ICZ doesn’t exist, at least not as a real Institute. It’s the impressive creation of Singapore-based photographer Renhui Zhao whose work focuses on the concept of doubt and uncertainty. Using the language of science, and often presenting his work in fake journals or institutions such as his very own ICZ and The Land Archive, Zhao borrows the aura and authority of science and infuse it in his art, leaving the viewer the responsibility to investigate the reality of it all.
Despite doing a bang up job at confusing the viewer, Zhao does however leave some clues on the ICZ website: one essay on leaf insects is aptly named The Great Pretenders, a selected quote from a researcher states “Sometimes I do not believe what I see, I just believe what I know.” while the article introducing the Blind camouflage device is titled The Blind can see…
(note: that cloak … I wanted to believe :/)
Kian-Peng Ong, aka Bin, the first recipient of the Sound Art Open Call 2011:
Within 140 Characters is a sonic composition in response to an emerging trend of social networks being used in Singapore as an open mic/forum where anyone can voice their opinions on topics ranging from politics to their everyday lives. Particularly, Twitter feeds are being used in this case for its openness and also because it is interesting to see how it behaves like a broadcasting station with a confine of 140 characters.
This work is not really about saying anything on its own, rather it aims to explore and investigate the virtual, social and psychological landscape of Singapore through sound patterns; frequencies triggered and altered in real time by twitter searches. The audience in this case, is a collaborator who can help to define the keywords to search for in this performance.
Within 140 Characters will be at The Substation from 2 to 19 September.
Heritage Tunnel, 2009 // Books, mirrors, woods // 243 x 198 cm. // Briccio Santos // (B. 1949 Manila, Philippines) (photo by kit kit)
This was one of my favourite pieces at SAM’s South-East Asian showcase back in March this year. Quite unnerving to stare down the tunnel.
Spanning the light bulb, Led Zeppelin, Apple’s first computer and Star Wars, Kirby Ferguson’s sweeping, four-part documentary series asserts that all creative work is a recombination and transformation of existing elements. Full of juicy examples from pop culture over the decades, the series traces the evolution of remix culture through music, cinema, and technology. The point is not to discredit George Lucas, Thomas Edison, or Steve Jobs, however, but to reexamine how we define creativity.
In an interview with The Atlantic, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson explains why we need to reexamine our definition of creativity.
KittyWu Records presents Rock! Paper! Poster!
An exhibition on the art of the screen printed gig poster
23 August to 6 September 2011
The Pigeonhole, 52 Duxton Road
I HAVE A ROOM WITH EVERYTHING: MY STORY
Some years ago, I met Yanda. Mysterious but always full of knowledge to share with me, we met accidentally, through the wonders of the internet (we’re both slightly embarrassed to admit that) and a love for all things passionate and creative. It was an accidental meeting that I look back now, fondly and very thankful.
It was a year ago that Yanda shared with me an idea that he has had brewing for quite some time — a little exhibition to showcase the amazing print materials that he has accumulated over the many years of hunting and appreciating them. Through his design blog — The Artist And His Model — he shares his library of inspiration — a wealth of amazing works of design, art, fashion, photography.
It is through this exhibition that we hope to share with the rest of Singapore the experience of holding works of art / design that have ignited our immense (and life-long) love for print.
This exhibition has blossomed from a single idea of wanting to share these rare, awarded, and sometimes out-of-print materials with all of you. It has grown from realising that our island just does not have enough exhibitions dedicated purely to graphic design, and the celebration of a historical form of art that we sometimes take for granted — Print.
We are very excited to have AlsoDoMinie on board as a collaborator. Their factory, as we often like to call it, is Singapore’s answer to Willy Wonka’s factory. Always bustling with new works of magazines / books (and more) executed in ways that many other printers might deem impossible. Dominie, with its fierce spirit of pushing boundaries, always surprises us. We are therefore incredibly excited that this exhibition will be the first time they will be showcasing their much awarded portfolio to the public. They are truly inspirational.
We have collected a total of 200 items to showcase in this exhibition. Works from the most recognisable names in design — think: Stefan Sagmeister, WERK and Amelia magazines, limited edition books by John Clang, and homegrown talent like Asylum and Kinetic — to lesser known (but equally inspiring) items like the recently sold-out and seemingly-impossible die cut book by Visual Editions (UK), Tree Of Codes written by Jonathan Safran Foer. We hope that these items will surprise you and move you, like the way that they have done for us.
I HAVE A ROOM WITH EVERYTHING was also inspired by an idea of displaying all these items together into a room of magic. Hence the name. We have gone on all fours, with our bare hands and tireless efforts, to create a room that we hope brings a new experience to each and every one of you who enter it. We did not want a normal exhibition of hanging artworks and pinned up posters. It is as much an exhibition of amazing ideas as it is of an art installation with the curated items brought together in a fresh new way. An intimate, personal library of magic. All in one room.
Our opening night is this Saturday, 23 July, from 8—11pm. I am honestly so nervous that no one will show up! My organising-partner-in-crime, Kari Tamura, and I have worked around the clock for the past few weeks to pull together an opening night that we hope you will all enjoy. It will be a night of good music and good company and good design, and we hope that all of you will come for it, to mingle and interact and explore beyond the bar and into the upper gallery levels with our Room with Everything.
Most often these exhibition events are just nights where people come and go, but we hope that this Saturday, people will linger, and new bonds will be made. Singapore is a small island, and in order for more magic to happen, and more boundaries pushed (like they do in other cities!) we all need each other. We all need tighter bonds and more receptivity to new friendships and new ideas. We hope this night will contribute to this, in any small way. So please, join us in this tiny, honest desire. Join us for our first opening night.
More than anything, we hope that you will find this small project of ours intriguing and interesting enough for your time. That you’ll find your way to Night & Day Gallery, up several flights of steps, into our room with everything beautiful and magical.
The opening party starts this Saturday, 23 July, 8—11pm. You can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or to rsvp, or check out our website.
Or check out the exhibition itself from 23 July to 5 Aug 2011 at Night & Day Gallery.
I genuinely hope to see you there, and that you will find a small snippet of magic through your time in our room.
You are warmly invited into our room with everything!
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