Valerie Ye is an undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. She has enrolled in the school’s Arts, Design and Media faculty with a specialization in Interactive Media. She has previously taken part in iLight 2018 with a group of students from her school as well as organized a drama production ‘Staged 2018’. In addition, she was enrolled in Sungkyunkwan University of the Republic of Korea, Seoul in the winter semester of 2018. Her hobbies are playing rugby, discovering more music and sitting on the floor talking to her dogs. Valerie is a team player be it on or off the rugby pitch, she loves to bring people together with a vision of harnessing everyone’s unique talents and/or capabilities to create projects even greater than what the team set out to do. Inspired by the growing imaginative sets of musical festivals, installations and carnivals, Valerie aspires to be an artist, a stage designer or a producer, in hopes to make her mark on Singapore’s event landscape one day.
Example of one work:
Our focus for this project was to raise awareness for the depleting glaciers on our Earth and the facts that follow it. We encourage the users to do what they normally do: consume things in order to ‘save’ the Earth. However, we give them the ultimatum that all these things that we think are saving the earth and its inhabitants, which are actually harming the system.
Name: Ye Min Valerie
School of Arts, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
- Pursuing a degree in Arts, Design and Media, specializing in Interactive Media
Pioneer Junior College
- Singapore Cambridge GCE “A” levels certificate
H2: Physics, Math, Art.
- A1 in O levels Art
- Formal training in fine arts under local artist Mr Kalidass
- Overseas Semester Exchange in Sungkyunkwan University
MOE HR Attachment
- Responsible for sending out emails to scholars and guests.
- Arranged a coffee session for scholars and ambassadors for scholarships
NTU Hall 13 Dinner and Dance Publicity and Publications Chairperson
NTU Hall 13 Publicity and Publications Sub-committee
NTU Hall 13 productions vice-president (Drama production)
Language, Skills and Additional Information
- Native (written and spoken) in English
- Understands Chinese and Cantonese (spoken)
Final Cut Pro Editing
Participated in ilight 2018, displaying ‘Light Play’ by School of Art, Design and Media, NTU.
Example of an Artist’s work:
Artwork: ‘Corps etranger’ 1994 , by Mona Hatoum
Hatoum’s work really encapsulates one’s body and mind in her art work therefore making me feel like she is able to create an unusual experience for the viewers. It is an art work that consists of a video, shot with an endoscopic camera, ‘exploring’ the cavities of her inside organs. The video is projected in a circle on the floor of a cylindrical structure which the viewer enters through one of the two narrow doors situated on either side of it, while a soundtrack, of the endoscopic ‘journey’ accompanies the video image. Firstly, the cylinder itself, confines the viewer to the space, as if she was the camera or in Hatoum’s colon and organs themselves. They are forced to look at the only thing that is illuminated in that space and that is the video. The way the video is projected onto the floor helps the viewer feel more like they are entering and intruding her personal space, a woman’s sacred body. In addition, the chance that the viewer is given to even step onto the video itself grants them the chance to ‘enter’ the space of ‘Hatoum’s colon’. This revelation of her true self, her real body that no one could see from the surface was very intimate therefore very effective with the viewer.