@ School of Arts, Design and Media, NTU
15m by 2m
Media Art Nexus NTU
@ North Spine, NTU
An experimental film which describes a life cycle of various abstract forms, from birth, maturation to death and allows audience to judge what creature they look like by imagination.
With the help of chemical reaction of putting food coloring in milk, the coloring molecules are pushed away to different directions continuously by milk molecules, which creates an unexpected “color explosion”. The autonomous chemistry not only creates chaos and but also serendipity and inspiration.
Media wall @ North Spine, NTU
Photo by Solomon Qeuk Jialiang
It is an experimental film which describes a life cycle of various abstract creatures, from birth, maturation to death.
With the help of simple chemical reaction in milk, it also allows audience to experience an immersive visual-journey.
PSYCHEDELIC REVIVAL, Moment Factory
Because of the nature of dish soap, it will push away the paint molecules to different directions continuously, which creates a color explosion.
The autonomous chemistry not only creates chaos and but also the freedom of imagination and inspiration.
Experiement by ValincoTV
Experiement by artFido
I used Adobe After Effects to compose my shots, which is designed for motion graphics design mainly.
After the initial shoot, I realize some problems immediately:
The good solution is mirroring the same footage.
By only flipping once and feathering the edges, the visual becomes like a lively and organic thing, a brain, a face and a creature.
By flipping 4 footages, it creates a nice pattern but doesn’t look like a live thing.
I decided to go for approach 1 which is more organic.
Reference from 3d model design as well as sci-fi movies, like <The Thing>, <Alien> and <Prometheus>.
Mood of mystery, alienation and isolation.
It reminds me an ancient creature from Chinese culture called Taotie, which is often casted on bronze vessels dated back thousands of years ago from Shang and Zhou dynasty.
In ancient Chinese mythology, taotie (饕餮) is one of the “four evil creatures of the world” along with Hundun (渾沌), Qiongqi (窮奇)and Taowu (梼杌).
It has a very symmetrical deign with prominent facial features standing out.
Taotie on a ding bronze vessel from late Shang era
I’m using food coloring instead this time. Because it has more saturated color in milk
I tried to avoid more than 3 colors, or it will turn out too messy and formless.
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.