Category Archives: My Work

Project 2: Sequentially – My Bedroom Is A Nightmare

My storyline i decided to play around what were the possibilities that could happen in my room. This was because in a creepy sense i did experience some supernatural things in my room before and decided to reinterpret it into my movie in a less scary sense.

For the second project, I decided to do my story in a photo illustration kind of way after seeing Sebastian Del Grosso’s work of photo illustration! Here are some of his works below.

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Finally here attached is my movie and I hope you enjoy it!

Thinking Sequentially – Text and Image

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“Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.”

Not taking the meaning for fire and ice literally, we took the meaning of ‘chance’ in the poem whether it ending in fire or ice as the act of flipping a coin and getting heads or tails.

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“From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favour fire”

The sun represents the burning desire the arm wishes to achieve and grab hold.

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“But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate”

With already one arm letting go of the arm’s that needs help, it would be hateful that the arm holding on decides to let go a second time evoking a sense of pain and distrust like in the poem.

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“To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.”

Showing the desperate need to hold on to just about anything for support that even something dangerous like the pen knife is suffice. Despite knowing it will harm the person.

Done by: Amelia Yuliana & Filzah

Curvilinear Volumes: Sketch Models and 2D Sketch Analysis


For my first sketch model and analysis, I have to make the subordinate which is the cone smaller and slender so it can protrude through 1/3 of the disc to be seen.


For my third sketch model, I have to reduce the cylinder to half its size to make it more like the sub dominant while the cone, I plan to make it a little more short and broader to make it more dominant.


For my last sketch model, I have to reduce the sphere to half its size to make it even more prominent.

In conclusion, I plan to use my first sketch model for my final as I think it has the potential to be a very interesting composition!

My Line is Emo: Final Work

These are my final 18 lines for the project & explained why the lines are representing the different emotions. I mainly focused on decalcomania with the mixture of mono print and hand drawn.


Little speckles of ‘light’ among the darkness.


Veins/nerves stretching out.


Paint marks splattered up like a blood scene.


Mimics the disgusting worm when scanned inside the stomach.


Different flow in opacity just like longing, coming and going.


Looks like worn our bandage covered in blood from wear and tear.


Something moving circularly suddenly goes out straight.


Small spritze bouncing off here and there.


Just like tattered rain drops.


Excitement like ripples in the water.


Never ending small strained lines, like reoccurring worries.


The different open spaces at different areas in different sizes like arousal increasing little by little.


Fading out into small scribbles from a large one.


Stretching hair like structures in different strenuous directions in a confined area.


Different faces,skulls, brain neurone and such depicted inside.


The opacity of the paint flowing almost shows ectasy or happiness experience in the brain.


White faint marks left behind, like the feeling of alienation being left out.


Like someone feeling bitter, the very sharp points poking the heart.

3D Object of Interest


My 3D object is a seashell keychain. This seashell is an example of a natural 3d form. It is interesting as nature is able to take its own course into forming a natural composition of the dominant, sub dominant and subordinate. The large smooth and polished surface represents the dominant of the entire form followed by the a line slowly spiralling in the centre forming the sub dominant. Upon reaching the centre where the spiral is tighter is forms the subordinate which draws your eye attention to it. All three compliments each other nicely giving it an interesting 3 dimensional form.

It is made out of the natural shell material but further polished to make it less fragile in form as seashells break easily. It is aesthetically pleasing and makes a good function for hanging your keys or even just as a keychain.

The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music by The Propeller Group


Who is The Propeller Group?

The collective creates multimedia work that combines the languages of filmmaking, advertising, politics, and history.

Amelia Yuliana

Preliminary Reading

As soon as the film starts the angle in which the camera is shooting moves through the narrow and small road over and over again. This somehow gives me the feeling that you are the spirit that is wandering none stop almost like a lost soul. Later on that I soon discover that there is actually an ambiguous character inside which was whom who passed away. The film gives the paradox of being and out of the funeral procession taking place making it somewhat confused but exciting. The acrobatic acts starts and so I question why would they go to such lengths for the dead. The way they also seem carry them out it almost seems second nature to them. The take away from this for me was that it was a funeral procession but was carried out in a way as if they were ‘celebrating’.

Secondary Reading

This film was made in a way where grief and joy meet on the threshold of life and death. It is a poetic rumination on life and death and the stages in between. (the paradox zone whereby it makes you feel you are part of the dead whilst zooming out and your are part of the living witnessing the procession?) It also amplifies a sense of cultural interconnection, and appealing to universal foundations of myth, storytelling, and mourning. (The acrobatic and death defying acts all convey a certain mythology they believe they require to adhere and do during the funeral.) The entire film is shot in ultra-high definition video, and produced with the technical sophistication of a Hollywood film, it immerses viewers in a lush and captivating dreamlike atmosphere. (The play between darkness and light as it being shot creates a space that is very spiritual and magical.) As part of its practice, The Propeller Group has cultivated the image of an advertising agency or public relations firm, pushing their work into the broader public sphere while deliberately confusing its brand messages. (We got confused when watching, as a funeral is something to be mournful about however they flipped it over and accompanied the film happy music and almost make it seem like a celebration.)

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Preliminary Reading
“The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music” is a short film about various funeral traditions and rites in Vietnam. While it depicts 2 distinctly different and separate funerals, the common motif shared by both rites is that death is a journey rather than an absolute end; as the narrator of the film states, “the journey continues forever”.

Secondary Reading
The creators of the film, The Propeller Group, have described the film as a “visual and musical journey through the fantastical funeral traditions and rituals of south Vietnam”.

The musical aspect is particularly prominent in the first half of the film, which features a song with lyrics where the singer mourns the loss of their loved one. The music is the only point where the personas explicitly exhibit their lamentation and loss.

Visually, there are no signs of sorrow or mourning for the death. All such scenes are merely theatrical; at one point, a man is seen standing in front of a the coffin and rubbing his eyes dramatically in a manner that resembles crying, but he is wearing a mask so it is clear that the “crying” is performative.

In contrast, the second half of the film is heavily visual, featuring professional performers doing risky feats such as eating flames, walking across broken glass, and attaching heavy objects to their eyelids with chains. The mood of the film becomes celebratory, which is unusual considering that a death has just occurred. This cements how the Vietnamese do not view death as a cause for sorrow because to them, death is part and parcel of a journey rather than an end to one, hence it should be celebrated and not lamented.

At the end of the film, rather than burning the body as is tradition in most funerals, the coffins are “sent off” in a body of water accompanied by a performing instrumental band. This is reminiscent of the way ships are sent off on voyages, with fanfare and music. Rather than incinerating their loved ones and turning them into dust, they are wishing them the best as they continue on a new voyage.

Candy Lee

Preliminary Reading

The film begins with a solemn poetry and then progresses to realistic and imaginary funerary practices. The film beckoned with relatively simple camera shots and the calm voice at the start. The scenes seemed ‘raw’ and realistic, and relevance to the cultural practices made me feel my presence in the film itself, with substantial first person’s POV camera shots, especially after the dolly shot into the transgender dancer’s body which was a transition to show ‘harsh’ death-defying stunt performances at rituals and funerals. With the change in music, there was change in my emotions and tension in watching the film as well, and I thought the film was impactful.

With regards to the plot of the film, I noticed that the people depicted in the video largely did not seem sad at the wake, procession and burial. The scenes that bring the audience going in circles through the maze-like alley lanes. They suggest to me the cycle of life, like it is continuous from life to death and that there isn’t exactly an end to one’s life. Yet, the procession and stunt performances at the funerals confuses me. Are they for the living or for the dead?

Secondary Reading

The video is a poetic rumination on life, death, and the stages in between. On further research, the film moves from solemn poetry to bombastic celebration and then on to queer, uneasy silence, capturing the superstitious spirit in part of the different cultures. The paradox regarding life and death has been highlighted in the video by The Propeller Group. There was also a scene where money is being burnt and then thrown in the air. I think there could be irony subtly mentioned about our general greed for materialistic wants (represented by money) in our living years, but these upon death only seem petty and meaningless in contrast.


Preliminary reading

The video somehow left an impact on me. The choices of the iconic visuals like the band playing through the muddy seabed, queer funeral practices to send of the dead, and the main character evolving (or transitioning?) from one person to another. As we discussed our interpretation of the film, some of us feel that it was trying to show about a man who changed into a woman. Whereas others had a perception that the video is trying to convey a story about reincarnation, which is a philosophical or religious concept about a living being starting a new life in another body or form after our physical death on earth. Yet despite the different viewpoints, I feel that the underlying similarities of both of our interpretations is that the video is talking about change, and that change is not a bad thing after all. This can be seen when the audio soundtrack morphed from a melancholic tune to a happier and upbeat one.

 Secondary reading

Taken from the brochure that was given out in the gallery, it stated that the Spirit of place, or, “genius loci”, refers to a special place often cherished by artists and folklores. It refers to the essence of a place that gives it complexity and uniqueness of identity. Landscape is a critical way we experience place, and this very film explores the space in relation to its societies and histories. This also suggests our point of view. Reflecting upon what the brochure has presented, I realized that the filmmakers showed a change every time a different location was presented. For example, how the main place of the “change” occurring for the protagonist occurred in the dark room set up where the funeral musicians were playing for him. This was where the room felt like a representation of “hell” to me as close ups of the funeral musicians and fire was present. The setting of the film, which is most probably in Vietnam, showed the diversity of the country. Having snippets of Christian and Buddhist influences and their way of celebrating the passing of a loved one. Overall, this film showed me new perspectives of death and change, while also revealing assortment of cultures in the melting pot of Vietnam.