‘Waves’ – an international media collaboration between EDA and the School of Arts Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

On Wednesday 1st August and Thursday 2nd August, an exciting international media collaboration entitled: ‘Waves: Crosscurrents of Art, Technology and Environment‘ between emerging artists from the School of Art, Design & Media (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) at the University of Kent will simultaneously take place in Singapore https://www.facebook.com/mediaartnexus/ and in the UK at the Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent https://www.facebook.com/TheGulbenkian/ to which you are cordially invited to attend.

WAVES will deliver two media architecture installations, one in Singapore at the Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN NTU) under the auspices of NTU Art & Heritage Museum, and one in the UK, at the Gulbenkian Theatre Media Façade.

The selected artworks make use of digital technologies in the public sphere to connect people, culture and community across geographies, bridging the distance between the two continents. This cross-continental urban media project aims to build a sense of community beyond physical space, using art to develop global awareness and to support cross-cultural audiovisual exchanges. The selected artworks are juxtaposed through two themes, one that creates worlds of wonder and another that explores real-life environmental issues, such as the effects of plastic pollution in water.

Those involved in the displays include:

  • Project leads Singapore:  Professor Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez
  • Project leads UK:  Dr Rocio von Jungenfeld, Boyd Branch
  • ADM NTU-Singapore student support: Sylvester Tan, Clara Lim
  • EDA University of Kent student support: Jadine Ingram, Alice Isacila, Sam White

Details of the session are as follows:

TitleOpening Exhibition of WAVES : Crosscurrents of Art, Technology and Environment
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Media Art Nexus NTU North Spine Plaza

Watch the Waves teaser trailer below:

More details about the event can be found at http://xcurrents.gallery/

Special thanks to:

University of Kent institutional support: Liz Moran, Oliver Carruthers, David Haigh, Dave Yard, Martin Turner

NTU-Singapore institutional support: Teh Eng Eng, Faith, Muhammad Mustajab Bin Mohamad, Solomon Quek Jia Liang