TEXT BY PAMELA HO
The News: Issue 37
Published on 1 March 2016
Colour My Wall
Enhancing campus environment through visual arts.
As part of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)’s continuous effort to create a campus environment that is aesthetic and inspiring, American visual performance artist Jonathan Matas was invited for a mural-wall project in January. Matas, who is Facebook Singapore’s artist-in-residence, took three days to complete ‘Parade of Phenomena II’, located at the atrium of SIM headquarters on Clementi Road. Matas says the shapes bring to mind wall drawings by cavemen, and hopes his art will encourage creativity and freedom, and add visual stimuli to the environment.
SIM has previously commissioned award-winning Singaporean artist Dr Elsie Yu to create a stainless steel sculpture, ‘Fulfilling Aspiration’, in 2014. The school also acquired ‘Celebrate the Extraordinary’, a sculpture created by Sun I-Yu for the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, and has commissioned Dr Yu to produce two wall murals for SIM’s new Performing Arts Theatre, to be installed early this year.
WHATEVER WE IMAGINE
Singapore’s first digital media playground makes art and imagination come alive.
Imagine drawing a sea creature from your imagination and watching it come alive, interacting with other aquatic creatures in a giant digital aquarium; or folding a paper plane and launching it at a multi-touch detection screen, and seeing it transform into a propeller plane or jumbo jet, depending on the distance travelled and the force of contact.
MOSH!, Singapore’s first immersive edutainment facility, opened its doors on 6 February. Located on Sentosa, this state-of-the-art digital media playground showcases the best of technology from Japan with five captivating installations. Now who says you can’t create your own imaginary world?
For more information, visit www.mosh.com.sg.
New Sentosa heritage attraction seeks actors for live shows.
Enjoy performing in front of a live audience? Images of Singapore LIVE, a new immersive attraction at Sentosa, is looking for actors to bring to life Singapore’s colourful history and heritage. Theatre training is a bonus. If you’re a strong physical performer with good characterisation skills, can improvise and interact with a diverse group of audiences, and are able to speak fluent English (as well as simulate local accents such as Hokkien-, Cantonese- and Malay-English), send your resume to [email protected]. Auditions are ongoing. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
For details, visit www.imagesofsingaporelive.com.