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Encounter

It takes practice to communicate and listen clearly and wisely. There are basic rules and guides we can follow, but the willingness to approach conversations with empathy is key. Mimicking the behaviour of a mimosa plant, “Encounter” is a breathing interactive installation that invites us to be reacquainted with the act of listening. The behaviour of the installation creates a space for visitors to “slow down” and encourages sensitivity while interacting with it. This allows for the reflection on the ambiguity of communication and on empathy in their daily encounters.

Bit of Quantum

In the view of humankind’s unending pursuit of the true meaning of existence, where does the question of ‘where we come from’ fit in? A word play on the unit profile in Quantum and how this installation presents a teensy bit of the vast amount of information documented about Quantum Theory. Bit of Quantum is an audio-visual installation, that serves as a glimpse into the improbable subatomic workings in the core of our sun.

 

解 /jiě/

What is a dream? A dream is a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. Dreams are special because they come in different shapes, sizes, forms and feels – realistic, yet unreal.

Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. “解 /jiě/” is an interactive installation that invites the audience to explore the idea of dreams and allows the audience to exercise creativity in the interpretation of my various dreams. This installation explores the use of shadows, where shadows are everything yet nothing at the same time. By using shadow as a medium of expression, audiences will therefore be encouraged to fill in the void with their creative imagination and immerse themselves in the created dream world.

Unearthing Roots

Unearthing Roots is a project that aims to increase the awareness of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Singapore. The concept of Unearthing Roots revolves around creating opportunities for the younger generation in Singapore to know more about TCM through an interactive installation and mobile application which are designed to bridge the gap between them.

The installation consists of three main segments:

The first is an interactive physical display of a range of selected herbs and common kitchen ingredients widely available and affordable in Singapore. The set-up will include visible categorisation of these individual featured display for each of the common illness explored in the project.

The second is an educational mobile application that can be accessed by the tablet on display as well as on all other mobile devices with the scanning of the QR code provided. The APP offers an educational experience where the user can explore and customise their own virtual cup of healthy tea and/or a bowl of dessert by choosing the respective herb or kitchen ingredient offered through the gameplay.

The third will be providing tangible takeaways from the installation. The audience will be able to select and keep an Unearthing Roots incentive pack which contains palm-sized cards and tea packets packed with actual ingredients in it. The cards contain bite-sized information about the herbs and kitchen ingredients meant to relieve a common illness in accordance with the tea packet provided along with it.