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MonthApril 2016

Project 3 Zine

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Concept

The intention of Zine project is to seek my own identity through the essence of Chinese culture – Food. We have developed a complicated custom, which is deeply based on food and determines our social behavior. It also rooted people to the soil they live on, as it is capable to produce abundant food. Especially during Chinese New Year, the reunion dinner calls every Chinese to return home and celebrate a brand new year with plentiful food.

To make the layout more interesting, I introduced elements like lines, and shapes. It also balances with and unifies the photographs and text. And all the elements are offset for the reason of dynamic composition.

FINAL LAYOUT

 

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Back & Cover

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IFC & PG 1

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PG 2 & PG 3

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PG 4 & IBC

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A2 back poster

PROCESS
Initial development

 

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Brain Storming

 

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Initial Layout sketches on paper

Mock-up tryout
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Tryouts of different layouts on mock-ups

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Full spread of A4 mock up

Test Print
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Test Print on black&white

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Test print on color

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Final mock-up with color

Color  and Mateial Testing
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Color testing on different scales and materials

Takeaway

In this project, I have learned a new software InDesign for the first time. I also had a chance to try different ways of creating a booklet, which is an enjoyable experience. What’s more, I’m quite interested in playing with images and typography to make a lively and dynamic composition.

Visual Response Food Ceramics – Reflection

 

Jiak Simi

2016

Porcelain and website

 

 

 

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Final set-up

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Chili crab theme of ceramics

 

 

Takeaway

 

It’s an enjoyable journey of how we have developed a concept and a potential prototype, based on a certain artworks and its history. And this project also become an inspiration for me, as I have never learned about art history so systematically and thought about how to preserve human legacy in a contemporary way. Always looking back to what our ancestors have done can help us generate new ideas. So I believe I have benefited so much from my art history courses.

Documentation

 

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Test print (Chili crab with ingredients and tools)

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Final print on transparent sticker

 

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QR code linked to our food culture website

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Website mockup created to promote Singpaore food culture

Walking Home 1

Task 1

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY
2016
Prints on paper

 

 

A thousand miles away is a series of  8 printed images, which depicts the concept of home to the artist. As a foreigner living in Singapore, the physical home is rather obscure and intangible. It can be represented as a suitcase which is always on the way. Spiritually, home can be established on the relationship, such as family and friends, and the taste of authentic hometown food. Fellows from the same country speak the same language, share the same jokes and have similar taste. And Food culture has been deeply rooted in Asia. It is popularly said that “民以食为天” which simply means foods are the most important to people.

 

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Project 3: The Library

Timeless

2016

3 framed videos

13 x 18 cm (each)

 

Timeless photo frames are installed on 3 tables of a corner at ADM library. The videos show ordinary phenomena that Singapore residence experience every day, but inexplicably, are partially static and motional and this comparison portrays the time with a surreal and infinite atmosphere.

Furthermore, time seems to be unnoticeable and faster in library relatively, as students concentrate on their work with so much effort, event without noticing time change outside. The artist is eager to juxtapose Singapore life with the idea of timelessness, as life in Singapore cycles forever in summer and we seldom experience natural phenomenon change. Inspired by Zen(襌), The work captured mundane scenes to express the idea of infinity and relativeness of time, to offer the library users to clear their thoughts and to take time off their work at the library.

 

 

Installation

 

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3 Installations

 

 

 

Different loops

 

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Documentation

 

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Alignment and Measurement

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Holes for earphone’s cable

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Mark making for phone’s placement

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Research ADM Library II

Title of installation

Timeless

Installation Summary
Time seems to be unnoticeable and faster in library relatively, as students concentrate on their work with so much effort, event without noticing time change outside.
I’m eager to juxtapose Singapore life with the idea of timelessness, as life in Singapore cycles forever in Summer and as a residence, we seldom experience natural phenomenon change.
So the concept was embodied in a one-day journey in Singapore, focusing on different experience in morning, noon and night. By contrasting static elements, the looped motion indicates the idea of infinity and relativeness of time.
Inspired by Zen(襌), the artwork is also a gate away from the busy school work, which allows students to mediate and clear their thoughts.

 

Description of Installation: Indicate the material used in your work and how you plan in install them.

It is a digital work in which the artist presents us with 3 photo frames. Each one is inserted with an iPad, plugged with a set of earphone. Audience are allow to listen to the music which watching the looped video.

3 photo frames will be placed on tables beside A/V viewing carrels or behind book shelfs.

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visualisation of proposed installation
Location recce

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Mock-up

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Reference

 

 

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