So i’ve been looking into codex as a possible final form of my fyp. In a way, developing from the idea of the codex as a dictionary, a way of classification of things and the way in which we should classify things led me to think about boundaries, or how do we dissect/ make sense of the world or specifically Read more →
Vanitas – Still Life, Pieter Claesz, 29.5 × 34.5 cm (11.6 × 13.6 in), Oil Painting
A vanitas painting contains collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures; it exhorts the viewer to consider mortality and to repent. (https://global.britannica.com/art/vanitas-art)
Using motifs to symbolise the futility of life, Read more →
from the comments section of his TED talk:
…it was a reminder to view the world as a continuum and also, to let the imagination explore rather than be rooted in what we expect to see.
The art in itself is not where the attention is meant to focus here. But on questions of perception, creation possibilities, and everything that lies Read more →
“The absurd enlightens me on this point: there is no future. Henceforth this is the reason for my inner freedom.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (pg.56)
Albert Camus is a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His books were the cornerstones for my research into Existentialism.
From the book, The Myth of Sisyphus,
“It’s absurd” means “it’s impossible” but also: “It’s contradictory”. pg.28
…a man Read more →
What is Not Visible is Not Invisible is an exhibition held at the basement level of National Museum of Singapore(NMS). It features contemporary artworks from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art (FRAC) and all of the works explores the idea of intangibility as it encourages viewers to interact with it. The title reminded me of a short article I read on Read more →
It kind of make sense but I was thinking of how to link the particular space (M.A.N) with exisiting data.
I would love to read it. May I know when to collect it?
i will be in school tomorrow at 2pm and can leave it for you outside in the box..there is no ref to color but just lot of examples of Data
here is the web site evolving around the book "Knowledge is beautiful"
https://youtu.be/aDJt2–AFM4 (unable to embed,Embedding disabled by request)
In the first in a series of video interviews, Adrian Searle sits down with artist Ryan Gander to discuss his irreverent and thought-provoking work. Gander explains: ‘It’s just being interested in the world. It’s enjoying keeping your eyes open and your wits about you.’
Quotes from Adrian Searle
“Living is a creative art…”
“Creativity is embedded in Read more →
Based on the observation of a number urban screens, I realised that most of the screens reflect and highlight the space and its activities while some are an extension of the a certain project. There are few points noted through my readings of The Relationship between People and Urban Space in an Urban Space by Basauli Umar Lubis and Read more →
Wok lids, tweeters, pencil microphones, computer with software, amplifiers, sound card and aluminium 380 × 673 × 134 cm Collection of the Artist Zulkifle Mahmod
Singapore Biennale 2016 commission
Singapore in the twenty-first century is a mélange of sights, smells and sounds of various Southeast Asian communities that have taken root here in recent years. The Thai community, for instance, congregates Read more →
A publication produced by Do Not Design Singapore which acts as a catalogue, sort of a ‘dictionary/vocabulary’ of sorts about the architecture in Singapore. The sections are classified according to their functions/purpose and each title of the section are poetically phrased. Images of the buildings are inserted with interviews by various ‘participants/inhabitants’ for instance the architects who built the buildings Read more →
Event #1, 11/9/2016: Design Film Festival ( In Pursuit of Silence)
“Silence is where we speak something deeper than our words…”
“Silence returns us to what is real.”
“If nobody’s talking, nobody’s dominating,”
I caught several films at the Design Film Festival this September 2016. One which i was looking forward to the most was In Pursuit of Read more →