Between 9th-11th May, WAVES will deliver two media architecture installations, one in Singapore at the Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN NTU) under the auspices of NTU Art and Heritage Museum, and one in the UK, at the Gulbenkian Media Façade (GMF) which is part of the Gulbenkian - the University of Kent’s Arts Centre. The selected artworks make use of digital technologies in the public sphere to connect people, culture and community across geographies, bridging the distance between the two continents.
This cross-continental urban media project aims to build a sense of community beyond physical space, using art to develop global awareness and to support cross-cultural audiovisual exchanges. The selected artworks are juxtaposed through two themes, one that creates worlds of wonder and another that explores real-life environmental issues, such as the effects of plastic pollution in water.
I love telling visual stories using both still and moving image. I have experience in photo manipulation, and producing posters, motion graphics, title sequences and visual effects.Go to portfolio
I grew up in Canterbury, and study ‘Digital Arts’ at the University of Kent. I am interested in graphic design and filmmaking. I work as a freelance videographer and graphic designer.Go to portfolio
I’m a second-year student undergraduate currently studying Digital Arts at the University of Kent. Outside of university I’m an avid artist, who pursues art and photography in their free time.Go to portfolio
A second year student at the University of Kent studying Digital Arts. Hockey player, animal lover and freelance artist for digital and hand-drawn work.Go to portfolio
I come from a small town in Bulgaria. My interest in art started at an early age, and I’m intrigued by human psychology as well. I want to create conceptual digital art that will inspire others to create or even just think.Go to portfolio
I am an aspiring designer and digital artist from Essex. I love to push the boundaries and myself to create new and exciting artworks that inspired others. I am fascinated with social media and the psychological chains it has on younger generations.Go to portfolio
I am currently in my second year of Digital Arts at the University of Kent. My passions is photojournalism, and working for newspapers and magazines would be my dream.Go to portfolio
An artist from Norfolk, currently in his second year at the University of Kent studying Digital Art.Go to portfolio
Born in Caterham. A second year student of Digital Arts at the University of Kent; editor, graphic/media designer, photographer; lover of challenges that push my creative and technical skills.Go to portfolio
A second year Digital Arts student at the University of Kent. Passionate about creating stunning and impactful imagery in both photography and film.Go to portfolio
I am currently in my second year of Digital Arts at the University of Kent. I chose this course because it draws on creativity and technology, which spark/ignite my curiosity and ambition to create unique digital artworks.Go to portfolio
A Digital Arts student, who is passionate about creating digital illustrations and always keen to explore different creative media.Go to portfolio
A student based in the UK. Studying Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Hertfordshire. Has currently an FDA in Three-Dimensional Design and won the 2017 Creative Arts Industry Award for his work in creating a concept for a pavillion in Letchworth Garden City. His work mainly consists of interior design and architecture however has delved into the world of product design, graphic design and animation.Go to portfolio
Ajay is an exchange undergraduate student from UK currently studying at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore. At home he studies at the University of Hertfordshire and The University of Bedfordshire, Majors in Creative Arts and Business Marketing. He is currently a third year student who loves to challenge himself. The course would provide him the education he needs to reach his goals and thrive in future carrier.Go to portfolio
I am a 22-year-old undergraduate student from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media. I’m an Indonesian who have been living and studying in Singapore since 2012. I major in Visual Communications and am skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Also experienced in photography and image processing and / or manipulation.Go to portfolio
Kingsley is a British born media practitioner who believes in the spontaneity of art and the versatility of digital media in order to communicate his abstract ideas through various mediums. Currently an undergraduate on exchange at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, he is majoring in digital Media Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, England.Go to portfolio
Daryl is mostly a visual communicator, working with various mediums in print and digital formats. Specializing in brand design, publication design and web design. He occasionally embarks on experimental endeavors such as interactive installations or large scale visual pieces such as 'Parallels'. An overall creative and visionary. Always pushing the limits of what is said to be impossible. Dead ends are his motivation to overcome them. Emotional, passion-driven and full of ideas, he combines Imagination with practical solutions. A mantra he lives by is that he does not settle for mediocrity in work and would rather not work at all if quality would be compromised. More of Daryl's works can be found at www.darylbradley.comGo to portfolio
Felix Antonio Hudescu is an undergraduate student at Ryerson University’s New Media program in Toronto, currently studying abroad at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore. His interests, which he explores both in his studies and privately through his own practice include Interactive art & installations, English Literature, and Electronic Music; his works typically being an intersection of the three.Go to portfolio
Guanhua is a creative and highly motivated visual effects artist, 3D generalist and film maker with experience in creating effects and computer graphics for all mediums including feature film and advertising. He is currently a third year Digital Animation (Visual Effects) Major in the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Carol is currently a third year Digital Animation (Character Animation) Major in the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a confident creator who possess a great deal of tenacity in the face of challenges. Proficient in various graphic styles, her works feature a unique, whimsical blend of 2D and 3D.Go to portfolio
Jiale is a Singapore-based visual communicator. Her primary interest lies in branding and advertising. Her works are inspired by random nature and deals mostly with gradients and colours. She is currently an undergraduate in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Arts, Design and Media (ADM), pursuing her degree in the Bachelor of Fine Arts.Go to portfolio
Jacob is a Singapore-based filmmaker who also dabbles in motion graphics. Jacob’s primary passion lies in listening, sharing and telling stories. He loves a good conversation over a cup of coffee. Jacob highly values and sees the importance of the stories of other people. Thus, Jacob’s works are primarily narrative-based with the intention of encouraging the audience to contemplate on the themes touched on by his work. Through his artwork and films, Jacob hopes to generate more conversation on the topics he finds important to him. Jacob is currently an undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Art, Design, and Media (ADM), where he is studying for his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking.Go to portfolio
Jenson Gabriel Tan is a producer, writer, designer,managing people, places, and things. His practice include works pertaining to the body, visual language, and art writing. He had previously organised the closing party of the Singapore Art Museum, the Aliwal Urban Arts Festival 2019 – A Sign of the Times, and co-produced the theatrical installation forThe Future of Our Times Festival, First Storeys. He had previously been a commercial designer and had worked with brands like Mobike, TOSEVA Singapore and 21 sliders.Go to portfolio
Loh Wei Ting is a creative individual who is currently an undergraduate student in the School of Art, Design, and Media, specializing in Visual Communication at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. She believes in practice makes perfect and always willing to take on new challenges as a way of self-improvement. Currently a student as well as a freelancer where she has worked with various company and had involved in the project such as Halloween night trailer animation; corporate videos; Watsons advertisements, etc.Go to portfolio
Margaret Suhasini Anthony is a student in the school of Art, Design and media and specialises in Interactive media in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She draws inspiration from the importance of experience given to audiences. She believes that in order for a work to be impactful , it is important to provoke all senses of the audiences and get them involved in the installation. Common themes she explores in her works are human behaviour and reaction, children and most importantly culture. With the help of technology she transforms her analogous works to digital so that it “communicates” to the audiences. Nur Liyana Binti Mohmad Azhar is an undergraduate student in the school of Art, Design and media specializing in Visual Communication in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She draws inspiration from her everyday experiences. She believes that in order for a work to be meaningful, it has to be something that people can relate to and create a change in people’s perspective or evoke a certain emotion. Her works mostly revolve around medical themes and the mental landscape of thoughts. With her prior background in Visual effects and motion graphics, she utilizes these skills to create imaginative visuals that could create a more engaging work.Go to portfolio
Iffah Qistina is an artist and a designer who loves exploring new ways to create art. She invest most of her time learning new softwares to create different forms of art for her works. From creating works through traditional techniques such as painting and bringing them to life in her installations while incorporating film, to taking up new skills to create motion graphics, illustrations and other graphic designs. Qistina is currently an undergraduate taking Bachelor of Fine Ar ts in Design Ar t, under School of Ar ts, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University.Go to portfolio
Tira is a Singapore-based visual artist –– specializing in visual + visual graphics + illustrations. Tira's artistic revelations are inspired by science, futuristic cyber punk world, neon colors, space travel, and femininity. Tira is the intersection of science, art, and design. As such, Tira's works are vibrant, nostalgic, and eclectic. Her unique manipulation of colors and imagery makes her works distinct from others. Tira enjoys illustrating important issues in a light and playful approach. Tira's high-sprited works has led her works to be advertise on Expat Living Magazine Singapore. Some of Tira's industrial works include exhibition branding at the Visual Arts Centre Singapore and JMT Consultancy. Tira is originally from Bangkok, Thailand and is a graduate with BFA in Visual Communication with minor in Art History at School of Arts, Design, and Media (ADM) in Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU).Go to portfolio
Tristan is a new media artist who has been studing in Ryerson University in Toronto and has been on exchnage for one semester at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is programer, designer, and animator.Go to portfolio
Viena is an undergraduate from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in the Art, Design, and Media program. Her interest of immersive spaces leads her to explore different mediums and mechanics for new ways to reach out to her audiences. She also enjoys illustrating and storytelling through videography at the side.Go to portfolio
This art video explores the major threat of air pollution to our lives and the environment. Pollution is conveyed in this clip through the mundanities of everyday life and its inevitable effects on the quality of air.
This work represents my interpretation of Pollution and Ecology. I showcase different factors which are harming our environment, and for which we all are responsible.
A commentary on the human disregard of the nature that surrounds us. It follows a girl who has become lost in society, and so feels a sense of unease. She will find her place in nature, and her happiness too.
A piece about how we are polluting and destroying our beautiful environment and yet many of us choose to ignore this in our day to day lives. We would much rather stare at our screens than make a change.
As digital artists it is important to consider the impact that the production of our work has. This piece explores the human and ecological costs of digital creation.
Having spent my life growing up in the seaside towns in Kent, I’m always fascinated yet heartbroken at the causes of sea life pollution. The use of live video and stop-motion have allowed me to represent both the natural beauty of the sea and lasting damage we humans cause it.
An abstract approach to the meaning behind pollution and the way in which social media affects our brain and the way in which materialistic items are cluttering our minds and the planet.
From a human point of view, the beginning of Earth was the beginning of life, an explosion of light in the darkness of the Universe. The Earth is a living creature, where blue and greens flow.
Inspired by my love of snorkelling and relating to the plastic pollution in water which is causing harm to our sea life. A contrast of visually appealing colours interacting with plastic items within a mass of water.
A compilation of sequences, rather than a single narrative, that aims to draw more attention to visual and aural experiences, focusing on both air and water pollution.
This audio-visual piece portrays the effects global warming are having on woodland and forest fires. With temperatures rising, the atmosphere is getting hotter and dryer, and forest fires are starting more easily.
Surrounded by the endless, silent void of space, our planet Earth resides floating. Below its atmosphere, there is always noise. We are in constant communication, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Inspired by the Quantum Electrodynamics theory of photons and electrons where electrical fields are produced by each electron at the position of the other, PATHS explores the behaviour of the atomic particles which creates a ripple and magnetic field.
Actuality is a visual narrative of a girl who realises that reality is not what it what she think it is. Upon delving into Quantum Physics, the artist realises that there is more to the world than meets the eye and hence translates this conundrum into the piece.
Gods and Monsters explores the human desire to explain the universe and its wonders. Taking quantum entanglement as the mystery for our existence and throwing its explanation into the hands of god or something else.
Atoms exist in a different universe from ours, hence our minds see these atoms differently from their real forms. In this visual piece, the atoms were born from the big bang. They continue to divide and reproduce themselves creating our universe.
MORTALS are beings like us birthed here on Earth to find our Other - our soulmate - and become one by the strong force we have together to get back to our real 'home'. Just like a soul, entangled with another soul, to become an entity and finding their way back to their Creator through a portal of superposition.
Skopein is a light-hearted and quirky video installation that explores two dimensions of quantum theory. They are duality and spooky actions at a distance. These concepts are intertwined and expressed through movements of the eyes and the myth of the Turkish eye.
When separated far away from one another 2 particles remain entangled, inextricably connected, communicating with one another. In Buddhism, the spiritual principle of KARMA influences the future of an individual. Here Heaven & Hell are 2 worlds entangled with what you have done on earth.
The void is a vacuous state that absorbs the energy of the body to reach into a point blank. As the body appears to look into the void, the absorbed bodies react and become an intermittent collection of waves that filter in and out of existence.
Telepotted takes place in the future where quantum teleportation has been commercialized and found its place in the e-commerce industry. The potted plant glitches at the end, hinting at the philosophical and ethical problems that come with quantum teleportation.
Samsara: The Wanderer’s Abode explores the entanglement between dichotomous yet symbiotic relationships. It is an artistic portrayal of the transformational possibilities the metaphysical undergoes under the influence of one’s corporeal actions and deeds.
"Quantum Commuters" is a sentimental and ethereal portrayal of the daily commute. It seeks to draw attention to the serenity and beauty of routine, specifically in the collective movement of bodies across space to and from their livelihoods.
‘Parallels’ is an abstract piece which unfolds the creation of the universe through the big bang, represented by light being “switched-on”. The concept of quantum entanglement is depicted by the inversely proportional relationship between elements in this space.
Spiritual waves is an abstract conceptualization of the duality between brain waves and spirituality. By using soft melodic audio aimed at the theta waves this piece aims to evoke a calm and relaxing effect which should help de-stress the mind and soul.
The Physics of Dorian Gray is a representational attempt at visualizing the quantum physic concept of entanglement through metaphors and narratives. A project that hopefully demonstrates how we can reinvent classical works of art as a vehicle for contemporary theories.
The Universe Untold is a visual metaphor about how the universe began. The universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today.
PHASE SHIFT is loosely based upon the double slit experiment. The long exposure shots of the night lights from the city represent the waves, whereas the buildings represent the slits. The waves also metaphorically represent people as their lives intertwine in amongst architecture.
(MAN NTU) has a goal in redefining the meaning of time-based media art in the public realm of Singapore and beyond. It is the first non-commercial urban screen of its kind in Singapore, dedicated exclusively to art content. Media Art Nexus (MAN) is an artist-led urban media platform - 15m by 2m large LED media wall - exhibition space. The platform is one of the various NTU Art & Heritage Museum’s Art on Campus initiatives, a programme that started in 2014 with the aim of “bringing art to people”. The series of over 30 public art installations are part of NTU Museum Art Trail on Campus featuring a collection that is unique in Singapore.
(GMF) is an integrated outdoor media platform that maps projections onto the façade of the Gulbenkian, the University of Kent’s Arts Centre. It is the first permanent outdoor projection mapping platform in Canterbury. GMF is accessible to local and university communities, and is part of the Gulbenkian’s long-term strategy to bring digital technologies into the Arts, engaging with local and international, emerging and established artists and communities in the production and co-production of artworks. Installed in 2017, it counts with 3 high-lumen projectors that cover 72m surface area (dimensions = 20 x 3.6 m).
Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez
Dr Rocio von Jungenfeld, Boyd Branch
Sylvester Tan, Clara Lim
Jadine Ingram, Alice Isacila, Sam White
Liz Moran, Oliver Carruthers, David Haigh, Dave Yard
Teh Eng Eng, Faith, Muhammad Mustajab Bin Mohamad, Solomon Quek Jia Liang