Artists in Residence


It is the day before the BIG OPENING and a quick check around the museum grounds sees most of the artists rubbing their hands in satisfaction nearing the close of another successful presentation. I got a chance to preview some of the operational art works and (Boy!) am i impressed. Works like Nigel’s sound piece Run Silent Run Deep, French artists Cosmin and Marie’s Aurora Consurgens , Tad’s Quartet and Gon Zifroni’s Exodus just to name a few are definitely not to be missed. The Main-Juried Exhibition opens its doors to the public tomorrow the 25th July 2008 and will run for the next week till the 3rd August 2008. Keep these dates free and come down to view the exciting new original works that will be on display.

At Cosmin and Marie’s Brainwave visualizing centre

Kelly’s installation space now with a very interesting 2-channel video an electronic hardware (and headphones!)

The video installation of Indian artists Shilpa Phadke and Shilpa Ranade are up and running

Zack and Nate’s project Appropriate Response nicely set up

(above) a virtual conversation ‘televised’

Tad surveys his work very close to completion

Jee’s work ‘rolled out’

SyntFarm’s Syntboutique with 2-channel video

Momoyo’s project with more helpers from NUS

Nigel Heyler with his Audio Nomad project, now with printed instructions on the wall

So that’s marks a new phase in the ISEA2008 programme schedule away from the one on the drawing blocks. Join us as we celebrate the close of a journey, and the start of a new one, at the Opening Ceremony tomorrow evening at the National Museum.

Keep checking the ISEA2008 main site for conference schedules, paper/artist presentations and general information about locations, timings and registrations for the ISEA2008 conference as well as the In-conjunction events.

That wraps up our update for Thursday. Till tomorrow, where the conference, workshops, dialogue sessions and presentations begin.

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This week, we will be dropping in on the National Museum of Singapore to document daily updates of the installation setup. The Main-Juried Exhibition opens its doors to the public on the 25th July 2008 and will run for the next week till the 3rd August 2008. Keep these dates free and come down to view the exciting new original works that will be on display.

Day #3 – Wednesday 22nd July 2008

Specially for the artists in the ‘attic’, since they are so isolated, they might be happy to get their very own blog post 🙂

Dr Guna conducting a ‘tour’ with volunteers for ISEA2008

Nigel Heyler and the Audio Nomad team at work. They were nice enough to set up the table so that i could get some interestingly lit shots of the project. Speakers are in the ceiling now, which gives a very understated yet powerful surround sound experience. Trust the engineers, they listen to it at 3am in the morning. By tomorrow though, the cables would have run underground in preparation for the interview with Reuters.

That wraps up our update for Wednesday. Keep checking this space for updates in the countdown to the grand opening of the ISEA2008 Symposium on Electronic Arts. Till tomorrow.

This week, we will be dropping in on the National Museum of Singapore to document daily updates of the installation setup. The Main-Juried Exhibition opens its doors to the public on the 25th July 2008 and will run for the next week till the 3rd August 2008. Keep these dates free and come down to view the exciting new original works that will be on display.

Day #3 – Wednesday 22nd July 2008

Kelly Andres’s “head-pieces” for mounting the bluetooth headsets.

Gon Zifroni’s piece looking amazing on the triangular screens

Shilpas duo “loitering” in the back rooms with Alex Mitchell

Tad Ermitano’s sound installation Quartet up and running.

Mei Kei Lai with her scent canisters and fan-booth from which the smells are expelled into range

SyntFarm’s Syntboutique with flying speakers

Jodi Rose’s Bridge Symphony Booths now with poetic inscriptions and video displays, not to mention excellent sound.

Geog Tremmel’s Sourcing Water project with a more stabilized, resized projection


That wraps up our update for Wednesday. Keep checking this space for updates in the countdown to the grand opening of the ISEA2008 Symposium on Electronic Arts. Till tomorrow.


This week, we will be dropping in on the National Museum of Singapore to document daily updates of the installation setup. The Main-Juried Exhibition opens its doors to the public on the 25th July 2008 and will run for the next week till the 3rd August 2008. Keep these dates free and come down to view the exciting new original works that will be on display.

Day #2 – Tuesday 22nd July 2008

The display wall is up and it is looking GOOD. Right next to the beautifully designed prints that are the motifs of this years ISEA2008 exhibition is a short writeup of the event by Artistic Director Dr Gunalan. More of the artists are approaching the end point in their process in bringing to life the blueprints that were painstakingly conceptualized months ago.

Here are two views of the installation gallery the half on the left houses projects from Zack and Nate, Cosmin and Marie, Gon, Shilpas duo; where the one on the right houses projects from Syntfarm, Geog, Gee, with directions leading to the recesses of Clea and Tad’s projects.

Zach and Nate working on their televisions-in-conversation

Cosmin and Marie’s brainwave visualizations materialize

Tad’s Gamelan “instructor” giving the instruments a test run.

Geog Tremmel’s test run observed by Guna, Tad and Meng

Syntfarm’s Siberian artifact display with more beautiful lights.

Jee’s DIY Gori installation with its large paper rolls with ECG like detailing

Momoyo and her smile-capturing machine working fine

Upstairs, Nigel’s surround sound setup is under way, with the AudioNomad engineers still at his aid.

Clea’s amazing hydro-interface, which is well underway, and also absolutely brilliant. You have to see it for yourself to believe the merger between these two supposedly incompatible mediums

That wraps up our update for Tuesday. Keep checking this space for updates in the countdown to the grand opening of the ISEA2008 Symposium on Electronic Arts. Till tomorrow.

This week, we will be dropping in on the National Museum of Singapore to document daily updates of the installation setup. The Main-Juried Exhibition opens its doors to the public on the 25th July 2008 and will run for the next week till the 3rd August 2008. Keep these dates free and come down to view the exciting new original works that will be on display.

Day #1 – Monday 21st July 2008

The artists have moved from their respective studio locations to the National Museum and generally work is going smoothly, it is the time for programming, installing, polishing, soldering, playing, testing… Personally, it’s really cool to see the process behind a work of art, so we’ll share the pictures.

Geog Tremmel from Biopresence with the illuminated map of Singapore

Jee’s Setup

Momoyo Torimitsu and her smile capturing booth

Tad and his gamelan orchestra amongst wires

Jodi Rose and one of her sound posts of streaming bridge music

Cosmin and Marie working out the space for their project display

SyntFarm and their collection of artefacts (and facts) about the trans-Mongolian railroad.

Gon Zifroni and the visualizations of the “bridges” and “nodes” of his project Exodus

Nigel with engineers from the AudioNomad Team, in his pretty isolated room at the top floor of the museum, but thats where he can make all the noise he wants :

For more information about the artist and project please visit the ISEA2008 main site. Keep checking this space for updates in the countdown to the grand opening of the ISEA2008 Symposium on Electronic Arts.

On Sunday, 3 of the ISEA2008 artists (Nigel Heyler, Tad Ermitano and Jodi Rose) were hosted at the Celadon Room at the NUS Museum for a talk based around works in art, research, science and technology.  Here are the photographs for the event.

For more information about the artist and project please visit the ISEA2008 main site. Keep checking this site for latest updates and developments in the buildup to the exhibition.

Recently, this reporter had the absolute pleasure of checking out Cosmin and Marie’s ISEA2008 project at the Mixed Reality Lab at NUS. It was a real adventure listening to Cosmin go through the intricate details behind the project, the different cosmic worlds that he hoped to energize and visualize in his project entitled Aurora Consurgens. In this project, the visitor would don a built head piece that had electrodes extended into contact with the skin; the electricity/energy that the brain gave off would then be tapped, and visualized as abstract shapes in a screen nearby.

IDM also had visitors from DSTA who were interested in seeing the projects that were hosted at the Mixed Reality Lab.

Marie showing representatives from DSTA how the project works, with MXR Director Dr Adrian David Cheok present

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Horia Cosmin Samoila and Marie Christine Driesen’s work Aurora Consurgens will be showcased at the ISEA2008 Main-juried Exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.

For more information about the artist and project please visit the ISEA2008 main site. Keep checking this site for latest updates and developments in the buildup to the exhibition.

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