Negotiation by Dorothy Yip

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Dorothy Yip‘s passion and ambition within photography lies in capturing her love for the human body. Her Final Year Project titled Negotiation is a visual study of lines, curves and contours.

“As someone who has grown up in a relatively conservative environment, I had a lot of difficulty reconciling my liberal perspectives with what I was taught as a child. My interest in nudity and nude photography complicated things. Being naked is something very natural to me; we were all born naked. Repressed, I embarked on this project to try and achieve an understanding between opposing perspectives. I want the human body and our skin to be appreciated for what it is and to show people that nakedness is only humanity’s natural state.”

Household Clouds by Matthew Sia & Emily Kwa

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Household Clouds is a light exhibition conceptualised and curated by Graphic/Interactive designer Matthew Sia and Designer/Illustrator Emily Kwa.

“We used the given space at Woodgrove to create different light installations and make the space into an exhibition for the public. The installation was created out of mundane objects that are familiar through our daily connections — taken for granted and more often than not ignored. The objects were given new prominence, consideration and visibility by being elevated into the arena of art. And then, sometimes, it is really creating unexpected spaces, unexpected relationships.”

Household Clouds was part of Singapore W.O.W.! and the IllumiArts Village in 2016.

Kampung Dreamworld by Leow Si Min

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We came across Si Min’s graduating project at the ADM Show 2017. Conceived as a theme park, Kampung Dreamworld questions contemporary nostalgia in the context of Singapore and re-examines its purpose in today’s constantly shifting world.

“By bringing to light forgotten histories in a satirical manner, Kampung Dreamworld serves as a form of escapist entertainment with a very real-world sting at its core. Our modern struggle with accelerated time and rapid progress prompted a global wave of nostalgia. As a response to the fear and uncertainty of the future, nostalgia has been adopted as an individual instrument of survival and a countercultural practice. Contemporary nostalgia serves as a defense mechanism against time, providing us with comfort and allowing us to critically reflect about the present and future. However, our nostalgic tendency to romanticise the past is problematic as it neglects historical facts and realities. “

The Future of Nostalgia by Jessica Han

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“In the future where time does not exist, people do not age, or die. A girl finds herself piecing and sewing together the last remnants of her memory with things that are familiar to her, and wears them like skin, as she slowly loses her memory.”

The Future of Nostalgia is a graduating fashion film project by Jessica Han. You can view it at The LASALLE show exhibition 2017 which runs from 19 May until 31 May.

Filmed, edited and styled by Jessica Han, Costume Design by Hadi Hayat, Hair and Make up by Nur Syazana, Assistant and equipment by Jerry Frankland.

KUURO by Adonis Toh

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Designed by graduating Product Design student Adonis Toh, KUURO is an attempt at an alternative system to provide sound input to the hearing impaired by means of vibrations.

Fashioned like a stylish neckband, KUURO possesses the capability to “detect the location of a sound, and determine if the situation is regular or dangerous by means of built-in electret microphones.”

“They then relay the information to the wearer, through specially positioned vibration motors and convert auditory signals into tactile sensations,” Adonis continues.”The core neckband is sleek, and elegantly designed to give the hearing impaired a “sense of security”, also allowing them to “feel” sound. KUURO‘s design to translate sound into coloured lights relies on the wearer’s situation and surroundings.”

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