Having Fun with Digital Photography
Saturday, July 02, 2005
p-10 is an independent curatorial team with a project space. Based in Singapore since 2004, we work mainly in the area of contemporary visual arts.
p-10's main focus is on the development of artwork and the areas surrounding the practice of art. Our specific areas of interest include networking, dialogue and interaction between artists, art practitioners and audiences.
Curatorial Team 2005
Cheong Kah Kit
Lim Kok Boon
Woon Tien Wei
Founders / Curatorial Team 2004
Lim Kok Boon
Woon Tien Wei
Cheong Kah Kit is a Singapore-based artist who graduated from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include In a place far away from anyone or anywhere, I drifted off for a moment, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore (2005) and WhistleBristle, Studio 106, Singapore (2004).
Lee Sze-Chin is a Public Service Commission scholar who graduated from Goldsmiths College, London in 2002. He currently deals with themes involving ephemeral events, memories and notions of tourism. His recent performative works in some exhibitions include Deriving Spaces (by PKW, an affiliate project under Nokia Art Singapore 2001) and Spending Time with Raffles at the Singapore High Commission, London (2001).
Charles Lim is a Singapore-based artist who graduated from St Martins College, London (1st Class Honours). He co-founded the Singapore Net Art group tsunamii.net in 2001 and received the JCCI Arts Award in 2002. He is also an ex-Olympian who is a 2-time winner of the National Merit Award.
Lim Kok Boon is an artist born and working in Singapore. He won the Public Service Commission to study art in Goldsmiths College, London. His interests include blurring the boundaries between art and everyday life. As a young artist optimistic of uncertainties in the subject matter and media of engagement, he currently adopts painterly codes and the strategies of contemporary British painting to undermine the boundaries between banalities of everyday objects and uniqueness of art. His recent work 'Fast Food, Fast Play' manipulates McDonald's food packaging to produce hand-made cardboard toys shown in Art Bites! at the Esplanade and in Toys! at Earl Lu Gallery. His aspirations are to be an art educator and independent art critic.
Jennifer Teo is an independent curator born and based in Singapore. Active in the Singaporean contemporary art scene since 1998, her two main interests are developing art projects with Singaporean artists and exploring the notions of 'Singapore'. Among other projects, she has curated Bye Bye Albert (2001), a farewell art party for a 50-year-old coffeeshop; See Singapore! (2002), a travelling video collection of films about Singapore by Singaporean artists; and tickleart (2004-current), a series of art exhibitions held in the windows of a shopping mall.
Woon Tien Wei is an artist who works and lives in Singapore. He studied at Goldsmith's College, London. He was the President of The Artists Village (2001), co-director of The Danger Museum (since 1998) and a founding member of a net art collective tsunamii.net (2001). His practice can be seen as collaborations between himself and other individuals/organisations/collectives. His exhibitions include Open Nature, ICC Tokyo, Japan (2005), Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002), SOFT, InIVA, UK (2002), Post-Ulu, Substation, Singapore (2000) and Dream Plan Project, Kwanhoon Gallery Seoul, Korea (1999).
LABCULTURE SINGAPORE: YOUTH LAB
Free art workshop with Singapore and British artists,
about the integration of art + technology
Workshop date & time: Sat, 2 July 2005, 2 to 6 pm.
Showcase date: Sat, 9 July 2005
Places still available!
Calling young people between 16 -- 22 years old! Are
you an aspiring artist? Do you like being creative
with images, sounds, music, words, as well as with
computers? Do you want to learn more about how artists
are using technology to make art today?
At Youth Lab, you will get insights into new media
art, including the history of the art form and the
creative uses of technology in visual art, music, and
performing arts. How do artists integrate computer and
digital technology with artistic concepts? What ideas
are artists exploring in contemporary art?
At Youth Lab, you will experience artworks created
using new media, and interact with our 4
artist-facilitators from Singapore and Britain (George
Chua, Khairuddin Hori, Ming Wong, Julie Penfold). The
artists will give demonstrations and talks, and
there's plenty of opportunity for dialogue.
Places are limited, so sign up now! No previous art or
new media experience is necessary. Come as your own
creative selves. Registration is free and on a
Participants are also invited to send in their own
work samples for public display at The Substation on 9
July, 2 – 6 pm. These can be drawings, writing, short
films, or other works.
For more information, call 6337 7535 or visit: www.shine.org.sg
About the workshop facilitators:
Ming Wong is a London-based Singapore artist. He has
written several plays for the English language theatre
in Singapore (Wayang Sayang, Ka-ra-you-OK, Chang & Eng
The Musical, etc) and was trained in traditional
Chinese Art at Nanyang Academy before his postgraduate
studies at the Slade School of Art in London. He makes
multi-disciplinary work that draws from his experience
in the theatre and his contemporary art practice in
time-based and electronic media, in search of a more
accessible and critical means of communicating issues
of identity. Ming's works are often set in
alternative, public locations, where the
architectural, geographical and social contexts play
an integral part in the creative process. He has just
spent fifteen months in the British Library as the
Pearson Creative Research Fellow, exploring the
National Sound Archive's literature & drama
collection, which includes audio art, sound poetry and
experimental drama, which will inform his new
Julie Penfold is the current Director of PVA MediaLab,
a UK artist-led organisation based in Dorset, that
works directly with artists and new technologies to
encourage a broad and diverse range of participants
and audiences to take part in creative activities that
involve new technologies. PVA MediaLab developed the
successful LabCulture artist residency model, which
encourages artistic work in a critical and supportive
environment. Since 1996, PVA MediaLab has developed a
national track record working with artists and new
technology. It has worked with hundreds of artists
from the UK and abroad and delivered a number of
large-scale projects. Julie has worked with artist led
initiatives since 1991 and has significant experience
of project development, working with young people and
international work. Julie sits on the ArtsMatrix
(Creative People) steering group and represents PVA on
the APD (a-n artists’ information company) network.
George Chua is a sound artist, experimental musician
and performer/dancer. His sound work ranges from
digital processing of acoustic events to exploration
of micro sounds. For the past few years he has been
focusing on sound and new compositional possibilities
for music experimentation. George also composes and
performs music for theatre and film. George was one of
the four artists/group selected for the workshop
presentation phase of Esplanade’s artist development
programme SPARKS 1 for his multi-channel
electro-acoustic work The Atlas: Invisible Cities.
George was also awarded an honourable mention for
music for TheatreWorks production Balance at the 4th
Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. He has been an
Associate Artist of The Substation since 2002.
Khairuddin Hori is a multidisciplinary artist who
works across the fields of visual art (painting,
sculpture, installation and performance art) and
theatre. Khai graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts
(sculpture) at NAFA in 1995 and in 1997, became an
Associate Director and an integral part of the team
that resurrected Teater Ekamatra. He has initiated
artist exchange projects between Singapore-Indonesia
and Singapore-Thailand, curated a group exhibition of
young contemporary Malay artists entitled Berita
Harian (2003), curated the activity-based art
exhibition Wonderpark! at the Singapore Art Museum in
2004, and is planning an exhibition for the Esplanade
at the end of 2005. In all his artistic undertakings,
Khai has maintained a constant drive for
experimentation and the visceral. Since 2003, Khai has
been an Associate Artist at The Substation.
> LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts cordially invites you to
> This week
> A Work by Lim Tzay Chuen
> A solo exhibition by Lim Tzay Chuen, Singapore' sole representative at the
> 51st Venice Biennale in Italy this year. His new work, showcased in
> conjunction with the Venice Biennale, provides a timely opportunity for
> the Singapore audience to experience his work first-hand, as well as gain
> insight into his work and its processes.
> Now on till Sunday 31 July 2005
> 10.00am - 6.00pm daily, including public holidays
> Earl Lu Gallery
Friday, July 01, 2005
To the rest of us Singaporeans, these characters may seem stranger than
fiction : all-singing, all-dancing, all real patriots who would never be
invited to star in the main bill of National Day Parade at the Padang"
But each moment clicks, because, really, aren't we all in some
degree familiar with their yearning to be seen, heard, to be
acknowledged...especially so in Singapore?
- audience feedback posted on singaporegaga.com
SINGAPORE GAGA @ Substation 1-3 July
The latest work by award winning filmmaker Tan Pin Pin is a whimsical
portrait of Singapore through its music and sounds. It features performances
of train announcements ("Eating or drinking is not allowed on the stations
and trains"), Madrasah school cheers and avant garde toy pianist Margaret
Leng Tan amongst many others. Its a tapestry of montages, songs, and cinema
verite vignettes lovingly stitched together.
After playing to standing room only screenings at the Singapore
International Film Festival, Singapore GaGa screens at The Substation
"A wonderfully textured mediation" - Ong Sor Fern, Straits Times
"Singapore Gaga will have you swooning and guffawing through its stream of
eccentricities" - Filmasia.net
Friday, 1 July, 8pm
Saturday, 2 July, (2 screenings) 4pm, 8pm
Sunday, 3 July, (2 screenings) 4pm, 8pm
Tickets $9, $6 (conc)
Box office hours: Monday to Friday 12-8.30 pm (tel : 63377800)
Screenings will be preceded by a short film.
Friday's proceeds go to The Substation's Moving Images.
Enquiries in Art and Technology
1st July, Friday
at p-10, 10 Perumal Road
7.30 – 9.30pm
Art and its expressions have never been separated from the technologies of its times, whether it is sculpting tools, printmaking or photography. Technology, from its Greek root words ‘tekhne’ and ‘logos’, suggest a study of art/craft.
The forum will discuss Technology, not simply as specialized technical enquiry or tools in the hands of artists, but as cultural creator and commentator, much like Art. Given the brisk changes from industrialism to mass media explosion, to the information economies and globalization, technologies used to create art have changed rapidly.
Ultimately, both Technology and Art are invested with cultural values, ideologies, ethical concerns, which are at the same time shaped by political and economic determinants. The forum hopes to address the following questions and more:
How do Art and Technology mutually inform each other?
How do artist relate to the world of research, in particular with new technologies and how does the research further their own artistic agendas?
Where do technologists and artists get their ideas and how do they explore their ideas? How are art research and techno-scientific research different?
Does the process of enquiry differ in art and technology and how do they affect/influence the collaboration?
Moderator : Shirley Soh
Woon Tien Wei, Artist, tsunami.net
Melvin Phua, Scientist, tsunami.net
Xu Ke, Research Engineer, Mixed Reality Lab, NUS
Margaret Tan, Artist participant, Artists-in-Labs Project, Switzerland
Tel: +65 62940041
Exchange 05 is a collaborative art event conceptualized and organized by p-10 and WITA and supported by National Arts Council Singapore.
Melvin Phua received his B.SC in Physics from Brown University, USA in 1996, with his thesis on Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation across the sky, building empirical data for deciding between competing theories on the structure and evolution of the universe. His research interests include differential geometry, holography, cognitive science and the philosophy of mind. A founding member of tsunamii.net, he returned to Singapore to work, first, for the Defence Science & Technology Agency in the R&D department (1998-2000) and then at the Defence Science Organisation (DSO) National Laboratories, where he is currently based as a research engineer in the field of information security. Melvin’s recreation is flying.
Margaret Tan is a practicing artist based in Singapore. She was awarded the Chen Chong Swee Arts Scholarship (Overseas), National Arts Council Singapore and now holds an MA in Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in her Bachelor of Fine Arts programme, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology/Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts and has been Artist-in-Residence with the Cyberarts and Cyberculture Initiative, University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore and Artist-in-Labs Pro ject (Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology, Alpnach), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich, Switzerland. Her works have been showcased both locally and internationally in exhibitions such as the Nokia Singapore Art 2001, Singapore Art Museum; From My Fingers: Living in the Technological Age, Kaoshiung Museum of Fine Art, Taipei and ISEA 2002 (Oria), Nagoya, Japan.
Woon Tien Wei is an artist who works and lives in Singapore. He was the President of The Artists Village (2001), co-director of The Danger Museum (since 1998) and a founding member of a net art collective tsunamii.net (2001). His practice can be seen as collaborations between himself and other individuals/organisations/collectives. His exhibitions include Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002), SOFT, InIVA (2002), Post-Ulu, Substation, Singapore (2000), Dream Plan Project, Kwanhoon Gallery Seoul, Korea (1999).
Xu Ke received his B. Sc. Hons. and MA. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the NUS in 2001 and 2003 respectively. He is presently the Secretary of ACM SIGCHI Singapore Chapter, and the Program Committee member of First Australian Workshop on Network Support for Interactive Multimedia and Games (NSIM'04). As a Research Engineer in the Mixed Reality Lab at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS, Xu Ke has been working on research covering augmented and virtual reality, tangible human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, image processing and computer vision, specially exploring the robust natural feature tracking techniques for the wearable computers. He has also worked very closely with two Spanish artists from Polytechnic University of Valencia, and their new media art work, which was disp layed in Singapore Art Museum for half a year, won the prize in Murciajoven04 art competition.
Falling Inwards by Ein
1 to 30 July 2005 at Art-2 Gallery, 140 Hill Street #01-03, MICA Building, Singapore 179369. Tel (65) 338 8713 Fax (65) 338 8337 http://www.art2.com.sg Open 11am – 7pm daily except Sundays & public holidays. Admission is free.
Finally, the long awaited feature of Ein’s work is here. After taking some time out to focus on her newborn son, Ein started painting this new series since early 2005. Like her previous work, these introspective mixed media abstract paintings are innerscapes of inner journeys. They are intimate in nature, inviting the viewer to come in physically close to view them.
This series is also a celebration of night, a time where Ein gets most inspirational. The sound of night time; insects and bats, the wind, rustling of leaves, the silence & peacefulness, minus the hustle and bustle during the day, allows one to be closer to oneself. The darkness in some of these paintings is associated symbolically with serenity and depth rather than the negativity of darkness. Colours are used in a way that serve to represent the different magical, miraculous experiences that one would encounter in life, which cannot be described in words. With colours appearing from among the darkness, they seem luminous and present a pleasant surprise for the viewer.
Ein, now residing in Germany, was born in Singapore in 1968. She completed her Fine Arts studies with Honours at Kingston University, UK. Her works have been featured in two Bonhams auctions in 1991and 1992, and Shell Discovery Art Exhibition in 1993. In 1996, some of her work was exhibited at the Taipei International Art Fair. Ein has travelled extensively, residing in UK as well as India. Her paintings started off with the use of naïve animals as symbols of the self and others. Forms appear flotsam and whimsical from the artist’s imagination. The paintings have a magical childlike quality that constructs the real world and our perception of it. Some of Ein’s paintings can be seen at the National Library.
For interviews, more information or images please contact Ai Lian or Melvis at (65) 6338 8713 or email: type art2 and followed by @pacific.net.sg
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Do you know the FACTS?
FACTS - Forum for the Arts Community in Singapore.
Ad-free forum, easy to register, and easy to post.
Be a member today - FOC - free of charge!
Let your creativity blossom at Youth Lab - a free half day workshop! Experience artworks created using new media and interact with artist-facilitators from Singapore (George Chua and Khairuddin Hori) and Britain (Ming Wong and Julie Penfold). To register, email your full name, date of birth, and contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 June 2005. No previous experience necessary, only lots of creativity. Places are limited and strictly first-come-first-served.
Panasonic-MDA Digital Film Fiesta 2005 - Fringe Events
Wondering which film festivals to send your short films to? Find out more about the Fringe events taking place in June for the Panasonic-MDA Digital Film Fiesta.
:: Yuni Hadi, independent filmmaker, 23 June (7.30 - 9pm, Ya Kun at Far East Square)
Marketing yourself as an independent filmmaker, finding outlets for your short film.
Visit www.digitalfilmfiesta.com for more details on these events.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
You are cordially invited for the launch of the
FUND-RAISING ONLINE AUCTION
of PAINTINGS by YAP HEE CHOO
in aid of staging
A NATION IN CONCERT
A CHARITY EXTRAVAGANZA OF SONG AND DANCE
for the benefit of
Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN)
Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA)
Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf)
Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
ON FULL DISPLAY FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tuesday 28th JUNE 2005 7 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: email@example.com
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
Paintings can subsequently be viewed in the gallery till the closing of bids on 31 JULY 2005.
Paintings can also be viewed online at www.anationinconcert.com
YAP HEE CHOO began her career teaching art at the Methodist Girls' School in Klang, Malaysia in the late 50s. After her retirement, Hee Choo devoted her time to printing, creating works that have won awards at the National Day Art Exhibition and the UOB Painting of the Year Award Exhibition. Training under second generation artist, Leo Hee Tong, Hee Choo is also the wife of Reverend Yap Kim Hao, 76, first Asian Bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia and Singapore.