This project is an experimental film using a combination of 3D software and physical models.Paper was the medium used to translate the 3D computer models into physical models. It also explores the relationship between a tree and a girl. At the same time, understanding that in order to create something, sacrifices have to be made, thus with the felling of the tree in the film, and the tree trunks turned to paper, a cycle is created. Also, paper itself can be a finicky medium to work with and therefore, being able to create with it becomes meaningful in itself as it’s no longer just a piece of paper, rather, it becomes a work of art.
The Hue Space is an interactive audiovisual installation that explores light in relation to human emotions. Presented in a full-dome projection space, this enclosed and immersive room invites visitors to experience unfamiliar and singular visual conditions. Through multiple combinations of sound and subtle gradual transition of colours, the work engenders unique and constantly evolving lighting tableaux. Inspired by the psychological influence of colours on human perception, visitors may find themselves constructing emotional responses and narratives during their experience.
This highly minimal installation was conceived as a direct response to over-the-top immersive dome-based video projection seen in most planetariums and domes projects. With the introduction of LED strips, the colour from the projection blends with the colour from the LED strips, forming a unique gradient of colours every second. These unexpected combination of colours also mimic nature’s sunset/sunrise and also the aurora borealis. With a carefully crafted audio in sync with each colours, visitors are brought along to a journey of ancient wisdom and modern abstract.
The Hue Space is best experienced from start to finish as the work is progressive and aims to be a durational art installation. The work also serve as a metaphor of entering into one own’s brain as a place of contemplation and reflection as the dome has a similar shape to the human brain.
The Becoming is a 12 minute long, sci-fi experimental short film co-directed by me and Evelyn Ng. This film is about a young girl who blindly sinks into an endless cycle of pursuing perfection after she undergoes a beauty test called, “The Becoming” which determines one’s worth in the society.The main message of this film primarily focuses on the objectification of women and the endless,futile pursuit of beauty.
Undoubtedly, challenges can get the best of us.
Failure is not the endgame.
The pursuit of strength is strength itself.
Have guts, and begin again.
DARE celebrates grit and hardiness through a montage of imagery that illustrate struggles born from limitations. Characters are used as parallels as they go through a white-knuckled grind of preparation, pursuit, struggle, and overcoming.