Open Circuits, LASALLE’s BA (Hons) Fine Arts Graduation Show

An Element of Unknown

An Element of Unknown (becoming microbe) by Becky Ng Qi Jie (Video still)
©Lasalle College of the Arts

Sempadan Rumah

Sempadan Rumah by Arif Jumat (Recycled found objects)
©Lasalle College of the Arts

Fishmonger's Dream

Fishmonger’s Dream by Fiona Koh Li Ping (Mixed Media on newsprint)
©Lasalle College of the Arts


Catastrophe by William Kung (Oil on Canvas)
©Lasalle College of the Arts

Access Excess

Access Excess by Desiree Puey (Mixed media installation)
©Lasalle College of the Arts

Golden Staircase

Untitled (Golden staircase) by Priyageetha (Laser print on photopaper)
©Lasalle College of the Arts

Today we would like to offer you a first look at some of the works that will be part of Open Circuits, a show presenting the works by LASALLE’s BA(Honours) Fine Arts graduating batch . Open Circuits opens this Thursday and runs until May 4 at LASALLE’s Winstedt Campus.

“The exhibition is an amalgamation of creativity, located right at the student artists’ studios themselves. As the title Open Circuits suggest, the exhibition brings forth the dynamic and raw energy of individual artists from diverse backgrounds, a documentation of the electrifying constellation of shared ideas and influences that are, like all open circuits, potential for all kinds of future possibilities.”


The Hue Space by Kamarul

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In 2010, Kamarul had us excited with his Facial Codes series. Come May 5, we will step into his Final Year Project – Hue Space – 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.”

Kamarul’s project can be explored at the ADM SHOW 2017 which runs from 6 through 21 May at 81 Nanyang Drive.

Paper Roof, A Thesis Short Film





From 6 through 21 May, the graduates of NTU ADM will present their final projects at the ADM SHOW 2017. Showcasing work from Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Interactive Media, Photography and Digital Imaging, Product Design and Visual Communication, the celebration at 81 Nanyang Drive opens on 5 May at 7pm.

Today we chat with Judith Tong, BFA Digital Filmmaking, about Paper Roof, a 10-minute short film about two young sisters running away from trouble at home to build a cardboard house together …

“Paper Roof highlights the intricacy of sisterly relationships and sees the world through the eyes of the children, and how they take things into their own hands when faced with family problems. In modern day Singapore where so many things, like technology and social media are constantly vying for our attention, I want to highlight a prevailing issue of children experiencing emotional neglect at home. Parents often spend long hours at work and leave their children to the hands of grandparents, domestic helpers or even by themselves. There has always been a constant struggle for kids to have their thoughts heard by their parents, especially in our Asian context. Through this film, I wish to share the unheard voices of children and shed light on this societal issue. Over the past seven months, I interviewed close friends and strangers who have experienced forms of emotional neglect at home. Some of them also share interesting relationships with their sisters, and I used them as inspirations to weave genuine moments into the story.”

Core crew behind Paper Roof

Director: Judith Tong
Producer: Evon Kua
Cinematographer: Jeth Heng
Gaffer: Benedict Lo
Production Designer: Evelyn Ng
Editor: Shermaine Chan
Sound Supervisor: Brenda Jean Yong
Project Mentor: Nicole Midori Woodford

Support the film on Indiegogo.

Spotted! Justin Lim

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In The Absence

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Hopes of Tomorrow

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When All Is Left Behind

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We All Have Our Place In Time

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The Drift Project

Justin Lim graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts and is currently pursuing his BA (Hons) at LASALLE College of the Arts, in partnership with Goldsmiths University of London.

Creating images of mortality, the passage of time and the longing to hold on to things that are ephemeral and transitory in nature, Justin devises his drawings through photography. “I treat each work as a theatre set, orchestrating different lightings, composition, rehearsing the objects and ambience. I then try to capture the ideal, which is momentary and translate it into my own language of drawing. Quiet and devoid of imperfection, my works create a new and different experience for the viewer. Going beyond photographic realism, I intentionally heighten awareness of the subject, bringing focus and attention to the objects I have selected for the viewer to note. The intention to produce a deepened sense of mortality forces the viewer to realise beauty that is most fragile.”

Each series is perfectly arranged and celebrates the quiet moments of mortality. Beautiful.

Spotted! Fiona Seow

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3-hour Drawing takes on a ritualistic process that sees myself sitting down for 3 hours each day, drawing circles without stopping. The circle is a symbol of completion and perfection. Through this intensive repetitive process, I aim to push limits while thinking about time and infinity.

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fiona seow-10 (detail)

10 takes a formalistic approach to art through the elimination of figures, icons and the extensive use of colours. With geometry as the main subject of my research, I aim to explore perfection while using repetition as the mode of production. Taking on the role as a producer of geometric forms, I attempt to seek perfect circle through an intensive drawing process.

fiona seow-fractal formation

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Fractal Formation is a reflection of the adaptive nature of all beings. Through this installation, I am drawing a parallel between the growth pattern of plants and that of man – both are adaptive by nature. Similar to how the orchid can continue its growth with just elements from its environment, man will adapt and grow with experiences.

Since graduating with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2015, Fiona Seow’s work has been popping up at the Affordable Art Fair, Singaplural and Singapore Art Week to name a few.

With a background in Interior Design and an interest in space, geometry and numbers, Fiona creates complex compositions that reference her obsession with perfection and order, coupled with a compulsion to repeat. “My works are often a by-product of various processes that I engage in to achieve a meditative state or a sense of pleasure.”

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