Tranquility at NTU ADM Portfolio

Abstract or Summary of Project


When was the last time you truly felt a sense of peace?

As the world around us grows busier, more hectic and faster by the day, it is apparent that chaos exists everywhere, resulting in people getting more stressed, more drained, and just increasingly overwhelmed.

‘Tranquility’ is an experimental sensory experience that talks about the search for our own personal solace amidst the chaos of everyday life. It has been said that “beautiful, regular forms are found within apparent randomness”. The journey and transition towards tranquility in this experience seeks to find those beautiful forms and the peace of regularity in our lives- the tranquility amidst the chaos.

Process and More Details


1 x sensory book
1 x audio track
1 x promotional website
1 x exhibition poster

The sensory experience involves the participant sitting through the sensory book and audio and first takes place in an exhibition, with an individual space for each participant along with the book and headphones for the audio. The duration of one session lasts for 15 minutes.

The sensory book and audio track uses visuals, texture and audio to take the audience on a journey through the chapters (chaos, transience, tranquility) towards tranquility. The book forces an engagement of purely the senses, shutting oneself temporarily out of the world, that in itself achieving a form of personal solace.

The visual language in the book is written in a dot system inspired by braille text, which follows the rhythm and beat of the sounds. The size of dots represent amplitude whilst the spaces represents the pauses between sounds as well as the silence.

The audio is created from sounds ranging from the everyday to the uncommon and imaginary. From jumping into the ocean to swimming with the whales and hearing a monk’s chant in the distance, the sounds portray the journey the protagonist takes towards finding his/her own peace.

The audience is supposed to allow the sound to guide their hands across the dots that lines the pages. There is no right or wrong answer.

chapter 1(chaos) : Click here to access

chapter 2 (transcience) : Click here to access

chapter 3 (tranquility) :

Black is chosen as the main colour for the entire concept as it gives the idea of silence and boundless space.

The poster gives details of the exhibition as well as the link to the main website. The poster itself has been embossed with dots as well to give the audience an idea of what to expect from the sensory experience as well as allow direct interaction with the poster by feeling and touching.

The promotional website for Tranquility serves 2 primary functions:
1. Promoting the exhibition by getting participants to register for their session through the website.
2. Selling the experience (book and audio) to the public after the exhibition ends.



Posted on

March 27, 2015

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