Saturday, October 04, 2003
alpha 3.8 Bulletin, issue 5, 4 Oct 2003
< http://www.tsunamii.net >
edited by Tien
alpha 3.8: translocation commissioned by Gallery 9/Walker Art Centre
through a grant from Jerome Foundation
Welcome to the alpha 3.8 Bulletin. This is a regular, free, email bulletin
to inform you of the translocation of the tsunamii.net website, news and
writings related to the alpha 3.8 project. The bulletin is distributed
every time the site is being translocated.
# NEW: webserver Location
The tsunamii.net website was translocated on the 29th Sept 2003. It is
hosted on a web server in Hong Kong.
#alpha 3.8: translocation LOG
The web hosting company did not permit our cgi script to be run on their
server. Thus, for the alpha 3.8: dedicated traceroute, you would need to
download a client side program to execute the trace. There are three
versions for Linux, Mac and Windows. Sorry for any inconvenience.
#NEW: Plot a Traceroute
The traceroute world map is reset for Hong Kong. How do you connect to
tsunamii.net website located in Hong Kong? Partake in drawing your line on
the map! (a time lapse video is taken during the process of each migration.)
GOTO: alpha 3.8: dedicated Traceroute.
Plot + draw and find out...
#Wanna discuss more on the alpha 3.8: translocation forum?
Or discuss local situations / recommend servers / imagine countries. http://www.tsunamiii.net/forum/
#Interesting & related links with new location:
... Hong Kong companies will also be allowed to get into five types of
businesses starting tomorrow: Internet data services, call centers ...
Taipei Times, Taiwan - 29 Sep 2003
... and transmission service, calling center service, Internet access
information service.The policy regulates that shares of Hong Kong ...
Xinhua, China - 30 Sep 2003
Related Links for alpha 3.8:
Translocation : alpha 3.8 - http://www.fragnetics.com/articles/alpha38
Walker Arts Center : http://www.walkerart.org/gallery9
Server Suicide : alpha 3.5 Crush - http://www.fragnetics.com/projects/crush
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
STPI Public Lecture Series
4 October 2003 : 2.30pm
“Woodcuts in Singapore”
by Lim Cheng Tju
This talk will trace the arrival of the Creative Woodblock Movement to Singapore in the 1930s and the continued activism of the woodblock artists in the 1950s and 1960s, and its decline in the 1970s.
Lim Cheng Tju is a junior college history teacher who writes about the arts, popular culture and politics.
His articles on cartooning and woodblock prints in Singapore have appeared in the Southeast Asia Journal of Social Science, Teaching and Learning, Journal of Popular Culture and the International Journal of Comic Art.
Venue: STPI Gallery. First-come First-Serve basis.
For further information, please contact Emi Eu at 6336 3663 Ext 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
PASSAGE: an art space
Blank Slate #3 @ PASSAGE
Opening day: 2nd Oct 2003
This exhibition lasts till 23rd October
Participating Artists: Danielle Neo, Edmund Heng, Kelvin Lee, Geraldine Tang, Lee Seut Yin, Maziyan Bte Abdullah, Nazrul Rashidi Bin Md, Nicola Choo, Nur Fazelinda Md Noor, Pang Hwei Ying, Quek Wei Ting, Raymond Yeo, Sabrina Tay, Sim Huay Yin, Tay Kok Jin, Tay Limin, Tang Hui Jing, Tricia Goh
"Two lines intersecting each other -‘X’, marked the stimulus for the 3rd installation of Blank Slate Exhibition to be held at PASSAGE: an art space. A total of eighteen Blank Slate Artists here peer, dissect, attack, battle, and lovingly caress the symbol or pictorial representation of ‘X’. In their exploration of this poignant two-strokes mark, some questions arise. Is it a symbol? Is it part of the alphabet? Or is it the quintessential concoction of Little Red Riding Hood’s woodcutter? Issues of censorship are sneeringly magnified, juxtaposing with the self-censorship of the human psyche. This exhibition subjected the artist to examine one’s relationship with the mundane, whilst encouraging creativity, whipped along by artistic expression. ‘X’ also marked the cavorting of artists’ imagination with a symbol from the drags of an alphabet."
PASSAGE: an art space would like to invite YOU to the opening of this exhibition on 2nd October 2003, at 2.30pm. Light refreshment will be served. Our art space is located within the NIE campus, at The Nanyang Playhouse, Central Corridor. You can find a map at the following url: http://www.nie.edu.sg/html/stud_campus.htm
PASSAGE: an art space is an experimental art space, which is run by a group of NIE graduates and undergraduates. This is the third time that we organise a Blank Slate Exhibition. Artists who have participated in this exhibition are known as Blank Slate Artists. Artworks are created by them in response to a stimulus each time.
PASSAGE: an art space
The Nanyang Playhouse, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
11.30am to 4.30pm (Weekdays), 10am -1pm (Sat)
Monday, September 29, 2003
You are cordially invited to the opening and reception of
FRAMES within and without
an installation and drawings by Chng Seok Tin
Guest of Honour: Cheo Chai-Hiang MA (RCA)
Friday 3rd October 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 from Wednesday 1st Oct
to Sunday 12th Oct 2003.
Deadlines. Debts. Discontent. Demands. Four walls closing in on you. You know how you always feel nowadays – oppressed by the daily grind, trapped by a never-ending spiral of financial worries and unfulfilled expectations. Fear not, master printmaker, artist and social commentator Chng Seok Tin will articulate your concerns for you. In an extensive installation of suspended figures in metal enclosures and chopstick frames on the floor, her audience will negotiate the awkward passage between wire and wood, mirroring the omnipresent dilemma we face in society of remaining within the OB markers that have been delineated for us, or breaking free of our barriers, only to enter an unpredictable future. On the walls, dark drawings of geometric shapes echo the frames of the installation, making visible the metaphorical constraints that shadow our continued existence.
Sunday, September 28, 2003
:phunk has been invited by The Reed Space to launch their inaugural exhibition in New York City.
The title of the exhibition is called Control Chaos. It is a place influenced by the pugilistic world of 80's Hong Kong TV serial.
Using :phunk's own visual vocabulary, the collective renders a dysfunctional/apocalyptic take on the classic tales of good
versus evil set in the backdrop of heaven, earth and hell.
:phunk has injected their distinctive style of illustration to create a giant mural that will cover the whole exhibition wall area
The mural is made up of 12 pieces of custom-designed canvases made from corrugated boxes. The limited edition artworks
are individually silkscreen printed.
Located on the lower east side, The Reed Space is a retail space/art gallery started by the people behind graphic design and
clothing label, Staple design. The space has showcased exhibitions by International artists such as Faile, Andrew Sutherland
and Tenmyouya Hisashi.
25 Sept - 25 Oct 2003
THE REED SPACE
151 ORCHARD STREET
(B/W RIVINGTON & STANTON STREET)
NEW YORK CITY
Mon - Sat, 10am - 7pm
Asian Art Rediscovered
Wetterling Teo Gallery is showcasing a group exhibition of paintings by 8 renowned Asian artists from Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia: Kumari Nahappan, Nancy Chu Woo, Shan Fan, Cai Heng, Chua ek Kay, Dok Hi Kim, Lim Tiong Ghee and Goh Beng Kwan.
Date(s) Sept 1 - Nov 15 2003
Time(s) 10am - 7pm
Venue Wetterling Teo Gallery, 3 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239321
New Works on Paper 2003
An art exhibition featuring over 20 works on paper by Yeo Shih Yun. Local artist Yeo Shih Yun's abstract works are executed with with Chinese ink and other media on paper.
Date(s) Sep 26 - Nov 12
Time(s) 12pm - 7pm
Venue Atelier J. Lacroix
24 Ann Siang Road
Enquiries Atelier J. Lacroix
Log:one03 - A Solo Exhibition by Yeo Shih Yun
Log:one03 is a collection of abstract paintings in Chinese ink produced by Yeo Shih Yun over a two-year period, exhibited through a multi-media presentation of scrolls, journals, wall painting and video installation.
A documentation of events and observations at frequent intervals, Log:one03 is a personal diary recorded between 2001 to 2003 across different continents.
Date(s) Oct 18-31
Time(s) 12pm - 7pm
Venue Block 43 Studio Gallery, Chip Bee Gardens #03-80
Enquiries BLOCK43 STUDIO GALLERY
This second solo exhibition by Linda Gouw brings a blend of Asian and European influences to create vibrant contemporary art forms. Linda conveys emotion by cultivating awareness and appreciation of fine art through her work. The exhibition will encourage young professionals as well as serious collectors to experience the compelling mixture of east and west.
Educated in Europe and widely travelled, the Singapore born artist works primarily in oils, drawing her inspiration from backgrounds as diverse as Bali, Great Britain, France and New Zealand.
Highlights of the exhibition include a guided walk through Chinatown on 29 November and a pre-launch reception on Thursday 13 November 2003 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
A percentage of the sale proceeds will be donated to The Salvation Army.
For more information, contact Linda Gouw at Linda@gouwcollection.com go to www.gouwcollection.com
Sept 16 - Dec 13, 2003
Time(s) 12 pm - 7 pm
Venue Atelier J Lacroix
24 Ann Siang Road
Enquiries Atelier J Lacroix