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Made in Arts London 
Summer Collection
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Glad to finally have my profile added to the Made in Arts London (MiAL) summer collection and be featured among other great talents from 2014 Catlin Prize Visitor Vote Winner Lara Morell to course mates Jazz Chen and Libby Heaney


The summer collection of artists consists of painters, illustrators, interactive media installation artists and many more. All thriving with talent and honing their skills within the UAL family.

I have selected some pieces for sale within this summer collection including "Lofty Messages" and "OZM" which are translatable pieces from video projection to illuminating light boxes to museum quality archival prints. 

"The inspiration behind these pieces is the pursuit of immateriality. The narrative is pensive and the time taken with the artwork allows time for self-reflection. The use of projection and its delicate representation of cells in darkness manipulate material through texture and perspective."

Visit the collection here.

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London Modular Alliance
@ Shapes, Hackney Wick
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“No DJs, No Samplers and No Computers.” 

SUNDAY - 

To top off the entire weekend of visuals, art, studios, sunshine and meeting my creative Hackney Wick community, the dedicated engineers of London Modular Alliance performed a “live” showcase of their equipment and synthesisers for a good 5 hours, closing with modulated laser work from “Analogue Laser Systems”, it felt like i was back in Berlin where experiments like these were abound.

Based in Hackney, London Modular is also a store that stocks a wide range of analogue kits from full modular units to accessories and components, similar to Schneiders Buero in Berlin. Having performed their first “live” synth showroom in 2013 with Techno or 130BPM-heavy labels like Hessle Audio, R&S, Hemlock and 50 Weapons for a meagre £5 at my trusty neighbourhood bar, Crate Brewery - they’ve been rewarded with a well-deserved platform for a full on set.

This time, in celebration of their 1 year anniversary operating from within Vinyl Pimp record store, owners Simon Lynch, Phil Ventre and Gain Pykerman orchestrated a group of customers and artists in a synchronised performance. Rigged with extra red hot speakers provided by Flipside Sound System, the single analogue clock pulse drove a synchronised 20 metre table filled with synthesisers through a long evening of pulsating 4/4 beats, with some soundscapes trailing into the darker depths for a Sunday. 

Above are some photos of the night, it was a truly beautiful way to end a weekend full of visual treats and artist fascination!

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VJ Weekend @ Shapes
Hackney Wicked
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FRIDAY -

Saw my work being exhibited as part of the Hackney Wicked Arts Festival video projection installation @ Shapes, Hackney Wick. I titled my work, “OZM (REDUX)” as a representation to the night. The particle review is shown below as it acted as a digital layer over the DJs who were playing a mix of live sounds in a friendly Ambient House set, sometimes trailing into a darker Techno tone.

SATURDAY -

Saw me VJ-ing for the likes of Gilles Peterson, Roska and Pedestrian @ Shapes. Celebrating their first birthday, Tuckshop London invited coveted guests who warmed up the dance floor from 12 noon to 12 midnight. I was really happy to offer some visual aid to the night. 

The line-up:

Gilles Peterson Brownswood Recordings

Roska (Rinse FM)

Pedestrian

Two Inch Punch (PMR Records)

Mr Thing (The Doctor’s Orders)

DJ GILLA

Nubiyan Twist

Shorebitch DJ’s

TAPPA (Tuckshop. & Yeti in the Basement)

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On a side note, i got to challenge my commercial use as a media artist, creating loops and environmental projection that helped elevate the night and added to the celebratory feel. Looking forward to more surprise gigs like these.

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Barbican Visit :
Digital Revolution Showcase
Lumière by Robert Henke
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"The self-written software generates control signals to drive equally abstract and powerful sonic events, a multi sensorial experience of audiovisual rhythm, at times fragile and quiet, at others massive and overwhelming." - Robert Henke

This would be my second time watching the show since my first experience in Berlin as part of the CTM closing ceremony.

Each Lumière performance is unique and site specific so it appeared differently and somehow felt rushed. I didn’t enjoy the smoke machine billowing loudly in the quietness, blocking the formation of the lasers as well. I didn’t enjoy the refreshed iterations though i understand the restraints and growth of a “live” project.

Overall, it was an underwhelming experience, possibly because of my previous encounter and how it was remarkably new at that point. The music also faced some difficulty, consistently dropping in and out of the performance which eventually led to a 2 minute power outage. I love that the show is growing, but i worry that it is taking a toll on the entire experience.

Video below is an excerpt of the show taken by Takahiro Yamaguchi.

Followed by an interview of Robert Henke on Cycling74 describing the uses of MaxMSP and his work so far. 

It’s interesting how software engineers and programmers become more equipped musicians than musicians and producers today. I see this very evidently through fellow artists, VJs, programmers and technicians. 

“A tool for sculpturing music” - Robert 1

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Barbican Visit :
Digital Revolution Exhibition
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Digital media and advance technology play an integral part in my research and my work as an artist of today. The evidence of curiosity in this is shown by my work and more articulately in my representation of pixel and light in “OZM”. Learning about the history of the digital revolution through books and experiences is essential, and that was what brought me to the Barbican for their showcase of the century’s most rapid growth in media and technology.

The exhibition allows everyone to actively be part of installations, understand the work that goes into back-end developing for games and software and covers a thorough timeline of the advancements from 1970s onward. The key factor here is experiencing history through interactive consoles.

From the beginning of the exhibition, you are ushered into an area that feels and sounds like an arcade in the 80s with live packman machines, mario brothers on Super Nintendo consoles, vintage music making keyboards, the first glimpse of a personal computer through a commodore, all these brought back so many memories of my childhood but most importantly, triggered a muse for the future.

In one section, there was a futuristic and minimalistic interactive maze of interviews with new media developers, artists, educators and programmers including my hero from the design  world - John Maeda and the author of “Learning Processing”, the publication that kick started my interest in Processing and simple coding, Daniel Shiffman. I spent a good amount of time on this installation scrolling through a wilderness of particle space, getting excited about the future of design using programmes that relate to human intuition and new ways to interact with people through art and design. 

This holds heavy importance to my dissertation research and my work in general, i feel a strong sense of connection with the simplicity of work is mentioned and how we can push boundaries with practical ideas relating to human intuition, re-designing the parts of life which we have integrated in our daily grind but have little or no connectivity with humanistically.

As i move forward, i hope to traverse as many topics concerning the humanistic use of technology and how the ever-changing environment in which we use smart surfaces can make a big impact on our lives and others. 

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Made in Arts London
application accepted!
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Best end-of-day news!

My work { ozm } - featured above, has been accepted for the Made in Arts London Summer Collection exhibition! Smiles all around please! Summer wee!!!! Details to follow.

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yesterday while getting lost in one of my favourite city areas - bras basah - i found the best news ever too, that the singapore art museum has changed it’s admission fee to free for all locals! we all get to immerse ourselves within the collective arms of our local and regional creative heroes at all times! with money to spare for coffee! yey! 

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wonderful installation by isabelle desjeux “1000 rubber seeds and one mutant”

if i had a friend with me, i would’ve love to pose as the mutant, but i didnt so i made a collage of it. 

 (at Singapore Art Museum)

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iwörmü

yesterday while getting lost in one of my favourite city areas - bras basah - i found the best news ever too, that the singapore art museum has changed it’s admission fee to free for all locals! we all get to immerse ourselves within the collective arms of our local and regional creative heroes at all times! with money to spare for coffee! yey!

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wonderful installation by isabelle desjeux “1000 rubber seeds and one mutant”

if i had a friend with me, i would’ve love to pose as the mutant, but i didnt so i made a collage of it.

(at Singapore Art Museum)

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genevieve chua

her “ultrasound” series of acrylic and screen prints with enamel is stunning. a piece in reaction to the msyterious floating bodies found at bedok reservoir, happening consecutively for a few months and now, a seeming trend for suicide. her commentary on floating bodies on water x water as a source of life, like that of a mothers womb, gives birth to natural-enough imagery of an ultrasound of the reservoir. 

quite magnetic +  (at Singapore Arts Museum (Sam))

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genevieve chua

her “ultrasound” series of acrylic and screen prints with enamel is stunning. a piece in reaction to the msyterious floating bodies found at bedok reservoir, happening consecutively for a few months and now, a seeming trend for suicide. her commentary on floating bodies on water x water as a source of life, like that of a mothers womb, gives birth to natural-enough imagery of an ultrasound of the reservoir.

quite magnetic + (at Singapore Arts Museum (Sam))

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rozi

 (at v & a residency studio)

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v + ä

had an amazing day with v + a digital design resident, rozi rexi. chatting about hard workers, artists and the cheap food in the staff canteen. it felt like a dream going through the maze of the museum’s back doors. (at v & a residency studio)

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had an amazing day with v + a digital design resident, rozi rexi. chatting about hard workers, artists and the cheap food in the staff canteen. it felt like a dream going through the maze of the museum’s back doors. (at v & a residency studio)

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presenting my findings today, fingers double, triple crossed!

 (at onceinahouseonahill.tumblr.com)

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presenting my findings today, fingers double, triple crossed!

(at onceinahouseonahill.tumblr.com)

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searching for special rocks can be a lonely game, after a while i find myself talking aloud to an imaginery paleonthologist, specifically david attenborough. he makes everything fun :} 

 (at Hastings Seaside)

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searching for special rocks can be a lonely game, after a while i find myself talking aloud to an imaginery paleonthologist, specifically david attenborough. he makes everything fun :}

(at Hastings Seaside)

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waking up to church bells on a sunday morning, i think about how i’ve been blessed to have 3 perfect sunny days for my research in hastings. 

scouring the cliffs yesterday, i found 2 mylar balloons. while i couldn’t help but feel upset about the reality of litter in a world we should be preserving, it worked out to be a pretty picture.

 (at Hastings Cliffs)

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waking up to church bells on a sunday morning, i think about how i’ve been blessed to have 3 perfect sunny days for my research in hastings.

scouring the cliffs yesterday, i found 2 mylar balloons. while i couldn’t help but feel upset about the reality of litter in a world we should be preserving, it worked out to be a pretty picture.

(at Hastings Cliffs)

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exploration day 2 : hastings. looking at rocks, observing their cleavages, a very meditative act.

 (at Hasting Pier Beach Front)

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exploration day 2 : hastings. looking at rocks, observing their cleavages, a very meditative act.

(at Hasting Pier Beach Front)

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yesterday’s selection at the natural history museum. today, off to hastings for a weekend of coastal fossil research :} wiii!  (at onceinahouseonahill.tumblr.com)

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yesterday’s selection at the natural history museum. today, off to hastings for a weekend of coastal fossil research :} wiii! (at onceinahouseonahill.tumblr.com)

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