Singapore Biennale 2006
Thursday, August 07, 2003
Rethinking Sculpture Project
Henderson Secondary School Students
Showing: Since 01 Aug 2003 (Fri), 10.00 AM - 28 Sep 2003 (Sun), 10.00 PM at the Esplanade Drive Entrance (The Fishbowl)
Smell something fishy? You’ve stepped into the Esplanade aquarium! These works are from the secondary school’s Rethinking Sculpture Project, which was conceived to make students re-evaluate sculpture-making. Admission is Free.
Brought to you by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints
2 September - 19 October 2003
The Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) is the proud venue of an enthralling and unprecedented exhibition of over 60 original woodblock prints exemplifying the evolution of China’s historic Creative Woodblock Print Movement as well as its influence on the artists who matured after the Cultural Revolution. Having travelled extensively in the USA, Portugal, Holland, Switzerland and Korea since 1999, the exhibition will open on 02 September 03 in Singapore.
Mao Zedong’s Thought is Our Life Blood 72.6 x 71.4 cm Polychromatic; oil based industrial inks on yang paper © 2003 Fu Lin Photo courtesy of Chang Tsong Zung
STPI Public Lecture Series
Sept 27 2003 : 2.30pm - "A History of Chinese Woodblock Prints"
Lecture by Mr. Chang Tsong-zung, Curatorial Director of Hanart TZ Gallery in Hongkong and an authority on Chinese contemporary art. (Venue: STPI Gallery - Admission: Free)
Singapore Tyler Print Institute
41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236 Tel: (65) 6336 3663 Fax: (65) 6336 3553 Email: email@example.com
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30am to 8:00pm Sunday and Monday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm Closed on Public Holidays
Come and experience a unique National Day celebration with your family and friends at Esplanade on 9 August 2003!
In the afternoon our local artist, Lee Meiling, will conduct a basic weaving workshop at 2:30pm. Enjoy this happy occasion by creating an art piece together with your close one. An $8 fees will include materials and refreshment. This workshop is on first-come-first-serve basis so do sign up fast before 5pm TOMORROW 6 Aug 03. Do contact Mimi Yee & Tan Shir Ee at 68288258, 68288256 respectively.
Come and have a fun filled National Day weekend at Esplanade!
Letter from Sun Yu-Li
You may heard me talking about the Universal Language (UL) that I discovered for many years, and you’ve also seen many of my paintings and sculptures done with the UL theme.
You may also remember that I always claimed and predicted that UL is the theory of everything and will eventually be needed to design the ultimate artificial intelligence of mankind.
I am glad to inform you that Roger Amidon and Neil Alers, two American visionary IT specialists are in collaboration with me towards this goal now.
Our Vision statement of the collaboration is attached www.uliat.com for your reading interest.
Also, a bi-weekly chat room has been formed with 8 members so far. If you wish to participate the chat, the web address is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uliat-chat/
This is certainly a small step forward for me after 30 years dreaming and pursuit but let me hope it will prove someday to be a giant step for mankind.
Mapping The Universe 2002
Painting by Sun Yu-li
10m x 10m
Greatness Humbles... from Sun Yu-li Dec 31, 1999
"In life we often find ourselves searching hard in vain for something, but turn around and find it in the least expected place".
For thirty years, I embarked on a relentless pursuit in search of a formal language of the metaphysical which I coined the "Universal Language".
My chanced discovery 30 years later, stunned me with a revelation - this Language I had searched so hard to find was ultimately founded on a set of heavenly pure and simple basic elements and stringing rules, yet together, expanded to produce the dazzling brilliance of an almost hellish resplendence, capable of representing the infinite complexities of the Universe.
"If heaven is the chessboard and stars are the pieces, who plays?
If earth is the guitar and roads are the strings, who plays?"
I firmly believe that in the coming millennium, this Language will be our key communication tool as we search to understand the myriad of opportunities hidden in our Universe.
Revolutionary computer system development, new holographic vision announced
A joint statement from Roger Amidon, Sun Yu-li and Neil Alers, Jul 1, 2003
Pioneering partners invite benefactors to inquire about forming InterAura Communications, Inc.
We will be first to market a "Computer-Resident Engine Of Consciousness" (CREOC).
Computer industry pioneer Roger Amidon regularly invents “impossible,” unique engineering breakthroughs, e.g., multiplexing LCD displays, the "ZPU Card," TDL Z-80 Basic, and “The Apple Monitor,” which was the beginning of PC operating systems. Amidon was on the Epson team that established “What you see is what you get!” as the relationship between computer file displays and document printing. Subsequently, WYSIWYG (“Wizzy-wig”) became an industry standard phrase, and a goal that still identifies state of the art technology. Amidon and his two new partners are integrating their groundbreaking technology designs, to build the most effective communications systems on Earth. This Amidon team will revolutionize IT, again.
Thinker, artist, and architect, Sun Yu-li, developed machine language “stringing rules” for binary symbolic logic. “Suntax” will generate all the knowable universe. Suntax includes the most fundamental laws of self-awareness: critical laws that advance and expand Boolean algebra.
Throughout time and space
Inventor, artist, and entrepreneur, Neil Alers, Principal of InterAura Research, Ltd. Co., an organization of ten members from Apple, Hollywood, Microsoft, NASA, and Oracle, developed “InterAura Technology,” a comprehensive model for inter-organizational, interpersonal, and internal communications. InterAura Technology is the glossary, holographic container, and network interface for the Suntax-generated universe of data. The hologram will manifest and enable consciousness to reside and interact within and through a new type of computer system.
Amidon will lead the engineering of Suntax and InterAura Technology, plus research its ternary logic. This will establish a new type of computer system, processing data at currently unprecedented, but theoretically long-anticipated rates. Our “impossible” claims will be realized.
The partnership is ready to team with technologically savvy benefactors, to initiate ULIAT, LLC, and to generate capital by selling common stock. Short term capitalization of operating funds for property and plant will be minimal because we are a virtual organization. Equipment expenses will grow as research blossoms and branches. The period of initial investment will be about eighteen months. Rollout of the first product is envisioned for 2005. ULIAT, LLC will be a subsidiary of InterAura Communications, Inc.
InterAura Communications, Inc. will establish a global data standard and license the standard’s organization, validation and interaction. This will position our company to “tax” each bit of information communicated in the long term of the information age. This will be similarly profitable to taxing sunshine. Our company and products will operate benevolently, legally, ethically, cooperatively, and inclusively, so most people will pay for Suntax enthusiastically.
Public relations strategy for InterAura Communications, Inc. will be critical to position our high quality technology brand in manufacturing niches of artificial intelligences, manlike robots, simultaneous translation, systems networking, and super-computers. Sales and marketing teams will build cash, prior to rollout, through ticketing sales to premiere viewings and trainings, and contracting joint ventures. Long term ROI will be at pioneering rates.
In summary, we are creating a unique communication system that will manage processes and generate unique, precise intellectual property. The system will impart useful conceptual and organizational advantages to its users. Sales of system technology licenses will sustain an industry-leading corporation. For more details, see the ULIAT partnership Vision Statement.
from Sun Yu-li Jul 31, 2003
EVENTS@ PASSAGE (26 Jul – Aug 2003)
A cross-cultural visual arts project travelling from
The Substation to the National Institute of Education.
Import/Export is a project involving undergraduates from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and graduates of the National Institute of Education (Singapore). The students of both institutions were engaged in a process of exchanging and sharing information, views, and sensibilities via email, leading to the development of works to be exhibited both in Singapore, and Ottawa.
These diverse works range from digital photographic prints to installations and video art. A video montage will also be projected onto a wall showing several clips of video art created by the Canadian undergraduates, including the ones that they have sent to their Singaporean counterparts for selection.
Bonnie Findley/ Dominique Lafontaine/ Holly Loranger/ Jocelyne Sabourin/ Krissy Darch/ Marcia Ann Ali/ Rachelle Viau/ Stephen Weir
Ho Soon Yeen/ Sylvia Goh/ Nathanael Tan/ Edmund Heng/ Chua Xin Yuan/ Lee Foo Koon, Frank/ Betsy Toh/ Lee Siew Weng
Teh Ting Ting
Ting Ting has a knack for making ordinary actions or things appear extraordinary by emphasizing them. By varying the tension of the sewing thread, interesting creases were created on three pieces of cloth, which resulted in the creation of "Creases" (2002). This is one of her works that are going to be exhibited at PASSAGE.
In addition, she has three short videos that will be screened non-stop daily. The "play" of light on a dusty video lens, scenes of a building construction and the "looking out" actions of the train drivers are featured in her videos.
At present, the artist is studying at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Pang Hwei Ying
Hwei Ying seeks to break down existing social boundaries in her works. In "Contraceptive" (2003), she tackles one of many issues surrounding the topic of contraception, a seemingly taboo one in Singapore. Her intention is to draw attention to certain "truths" about the use of contraceptives like condoms.
Presently, the artist is a Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate at the National University of Singapore. She was formerly a visual arts student of Jurong Junior College, and obtained an excellent grade in "A" Level Art.
Venue: PASSAGE: art space The Nanyang Playhouse, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
Admission is free
Open to members of public
1130 – 1630 hours (weekdays)
1000 – 1300 hours (Sat)
Guided tours. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for advanced bookings (at least three days notice).
Making Contact. To find out more about PASSAGE and its events, you can visit our website at http://geocities.com/passage_anartspace or email us at email@example.com
Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Address: 231 bain street bras basah complex #03-111
Comments: Hi this is writing from clayworkers. We are a group of people devoted to bringing clayart to all schools and everyone in singapore. A group of us conducts workshops in schools and corporate organisations and another group of us conducts courses in our studio which is located at Bras Basah complex. We have been doing this for about 5-6 years now...
You are cordially invited to:
Event: Open Studio @ Studio 106
Add: 106 Joo Chiat Place
Date: 5th Aug 2003 (Tues)
Dana Lam, one of our WITA memebrs, is the current resident artist
together with Joel Seah. The openhouse runs from 6th - 10th Aug 2003.
Terence Tan Chee Wah's first solo exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink paintings
Opening preview and reception
Thursday 7th Aug 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 17th August 2003.
The gallery will be closed on National Day 9th August 2003.
Until the twentieth century, artists painted the world largely as they saw it, in a representational fashion. Traditional Chinese ink painters have been no different, focusing on a few choice genres of landscapes, bird and flower paintings. A new voice on the Chinese ink painting scene in Singapore, Terence Tan also derives his inspiration from the natural world, but from distinctly non-traditional sources. Terence paints the wind. Or he may depict a microscopic world. He can go back to the origins of Chinese ink in the ashes of pinewood. Or rest in the garden of his mind’s eye. Outwardly abstract in appearance, Terence’s work is nevertheless rooted in traditional Chinese painting principles and its affinity for the natural environment. He merely makes visible that which is not apparent to the naked eye, looking within. Like many Chinese painters before him, Terence’s art extols the beauty of our surroundings, expounds on the tenets of our existence, and contemplates the wonderment… of being.