Tan Yan Xun Elson

Class of 2017

Final Year Project(s)

Frame Art Installation at NTU ADM Portfolio

Singapore is one of Asia’s great success stories where it transformed from a third to first world country. As Singapore continues to develop, it is inevitable that each new generation let go of the past and chooses to retain the history relevant to them. The art installation is developed based on the objective to promote and create an understanding of the history of The Singapore River among the younger generations through a unique visual experience. The art installation is designed in-sync with the outdoor of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Frame Art Installation is designed with the philosophy of standing at the present and looking back into the past, which is the location of The Singapore River.

Frame Art Installation portrays an optical illusion of 3D movement of graphical illustrations on transparent material objects that explain the stories of The Singapore River. The subjects of the Frame Art Installation revolves around the stories of The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Hotel Lighthouse in relation with “TongKang” and “Twakow”, The Merlion and lastly, imagining the past of “TongKang” and “Twakow” in present day with The Esplanade Bridge. The composition of the frames is with reference to a human’s hand. It serves as a reminder to the audience that the past activities of The Singapore River contribute to the success of present Singapore. Furthermore, it illustrates the correlation and importance of history as they serve important lessons for us to learn and remember our vulnerabilities to achieve greater success.

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