Week 4 (Sep 2) – Guest Lecture by Elliot Woods (online class)


GUEST LECTURE (online class):
Elliot Woods of the Seoul based media art studio Kimchi and Chips

Title of Talk: Images that change the way we see

Art helps us to design the way in which we process what we see, it can affect the neurological computation going on inside our eyes and the rational prioritization which happens inside our brains.
When we design our environment, we believe that our experience of our surroundings is a function of what is physically built, but we must also admit that it is a function of how our minds are conditioned to experience these surroundings. Elliot will discuss some examples of works he has designed at Studio Kimchi and Chips to alter the way we tell the difference between images and reality, and the way in which we develop our individual world view.

KIMCHI and CHIPS studio is a Seoul based art studio founded in 2009 by Mimi Son (KR) and Elliot Woods (EN). Their practice begins at the recognition that the arts, sciences and philosophy are not distant disciplines which must be bridged, but act as alternative maps onto the same territory, and that employing these maps in tandem allows the territory to be navigated more readily.

Project 1 Concept Development – discussion conducted online

DISCUSS:  Singapore Heritage Light Up Singapore event.
This year, as part of SG 55, architectural landmarks were “lit up” to commemorate National Day. Such culture and heritage initiatives are just one way in which our public spaces and monuments are refashioned using technology.  These events are curated to convey certain meanings and to make us consider our public spaces differently.

– What is it that is being communicated?
– What might the “curators” have to consider to plan such a transformation?
– What alternate ways could YOU imagine transforming these sites to communicate something unique or unknown about Singapore culture?


In your everyday life, how has your experience of space changed?  How has your sense of connection, communication and intimacy changed in response to the pandemic? What would you like to see remain the same and what would change in such a way that it would be better for society as a whole?


Read: Rafael Lozeno Hemmer

In relation to Rafael Lozano Hemmer’s work and reading, you can extend your context with Claudia Arozqueta’s paper Heartbeats and the Arts: A Historical Connection, 2018.