Ways of Seeing by Elephnt

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Originally a project to document and understand the architectural elements that facilitate surveillance and clear sight lines in public housing estates, Ways of Seeing  by Elephnt is a collection of images that attempts to capture the aesthetic of look-out points and sight lines in and around such estates in Singapore.

From colour coded void decks whose pillars seemingly repeat infinitely to the peonies, diamonds, moon gates and circles found in stairwells and life lobbies, the architectural motifs found in public housing blocks in Singapore become our Ways of Seeing.

Elephnt is a photographer interested in urban spaces and mundane and taken for granted everyday objects. He took up mobile photography when he got bored during long training runs for marathons. He later bought a camera and started walking around public housing estates and back alleys in Singapore after reading Peter Benz’s On Marginal Spaces: Artefacts Of The Mundane. His photo projects are often the result of many long walks and his encounters with the constant cycle of urban redevelopment in Singapore.

Ways of Seeing is stocked at Booksactually.

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Holding On by Ow Ting Quan

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Ow Ting Quan is a visual artist currently pursuing a (BA) Hons in Design Communication at Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore. Tin Quan is also one of the apprentices from the Young Printmakers League 2017, and you can view the outcome of his hard work at the Working Proofs: Young Printmakers League exhibition which runs until 30 June at Mulan Gallery.

“A piece of paper remembers its folds; a body of water takes the shape of its container—akin to our memories and their temporal nature. My exploration of ephemerality sprouts from the idea that memories are impermanent, where emotions manifested are fleeting, yet remain etched in space. This metaphorical construct embodies an anamnesis as the flow of time decays and muddles the inestimable sentiments that I constantly find myself immersed in—to relieve and survive the inevitable losses.”

 

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New Drop! Vanity by The Façade

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Alternative pop ban The Façade will be launching their debut EP ‘Vanity’ at  the Esplanade Annexe Studio on 25 June at 7.30pm.

(from the press release)

The ‘Vanity’ EP explores the concept of growing up and the drama that follows careless youth, young hot-blooded rebellion, and the pains and wonders of transitioning into adulthood.

Supported by National Arts Council, Cross Ratio Entertainment, and BCUBE Live Sound & Production, the EP launch showcase will see the band perform their debut album in its entirety for the first time, including their chart-topping original singles ‘Better Than This’ and ‘Victim’.

More about The Façade
Consisting of 4 entirely different individuals, local alternative pop band, The Façade, found its flavour: pop, rock, and a tinge of blues. Since the band’s inception, they have performed at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade Concert Hall, Sundown Marathon, Shine Festival, iLight Festival, Mediacorp Celebrate 2017 Countdown Party at Suntec City, just to name a few.

Melodic tropes and groovy beats are signature to the band. In September 2016, the band released their debut original single ‘Better Than This’, which topped the overall iTunes chart at #2 within the first day of its release. The release of their second single ‘Victim’ has also claimed #4 on the iTunes alternative chart, and has more than 150,000 hits on Spotify.

The EP is now available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms.

 

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Ametri by Yuen Hin Nam

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Ametri by NUS Industrial Design graduate Nam is a folding bicycle designed with the Singaporean commuter in mind.

“Cycling commuters are able to fold and roll the bicycle into public transportation with much ease compared to conventional folding bicycles. In its folded form, the caster wheel acts as a directional guide, enabling omnidirectional manoeuvrability. The dimensions of Ametri in folded form are also within the requirements stipulated by the Land Transport Authority, making it the perfect bicycle for cross-modal transportation.”

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Speak by Joscelin Chew

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Joscelin Chew graduated with a BA Fine Art (Honours) Degree from Goldsmiths College, London in 2015. She is interested in the practice of walking – “the experience of the walking process disrupted by the medium format camera, which serves as a mediating device between the image and the experience.”

Joscelin created the featured series during a mentorship programme by local printmaking studio, Monster Gallery.

Speak explores the beauty and subtlety of silence through investigating various ways of understanding and perceiving silence. Each individual print is an evidence that suggests to the viewer a common thread of silence. I often get questioned about being quiet during my everyday encounters which appeared to be a negative interpretation of silence. However, I believe that silence is not necessarily negative and for it to exist, there needs to be sound. Silence can be considered as a language that conveys what cannot be translated entirely through words. Can we see silence? Can we hear silence? Does silence exist?”

Check out Joscelin’s work at the Working Proofs: Young Printmakers League exhibition which runs until 30 June at Mulan Gallery.

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