Storybox is an award-winning New Zealand production, interactive and installation design company. Their process combines many influences from industrial design, video art, documentary film, live cinema, performing arts and interactive digital art.
After Light explores how light has inspired and shaped our modern world through tracing the journey of light from a temple candle to the neon glow of street advertisements. An original multi-screen work installed on shipping containers which will be re-used after the festival, this festival commission features footage shot in Singapore and New Zealand.
Incorporated into installation are two interactive works by New Zealand-based design group Interrupt Collective. Geo Ping is an interactive projection which allows users to perform with sound, light and virtual space. Flux is an interactive image-maker which creates a mosaic of images; visitors are invited to upload images to Flickr via the tag ‘iLight 2012’ to create an interactive image archive.
After Light is sponsored by the United Arab Shipping Company and supported by Creative New Zealand.
Be Takerng Pattanopas is a Bangkok-based artist who works primarily in sculptures and installations. He is currently an assistant professor of art and design at Chulalongkorn University and Bangkok University in Thailand.
Gap the Mind is an expression of Pattanopas’ Thai cultural identity and his work in sculpture. Comprising a row of fabric shelters based on the umbrella shelters used by Thai monks, the lantern-like installations pulsate with energy-efficient LED light and emit a specially-designed soundscape, collectively evoking a sense of tranquillity. This work is a festival commission.
Gap the Mind is supported by Henryandpartners.
Singapore’s first sound artist to showcase at the Singapore Pavilion of the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, Zulkifle Mahmod is an Associate Artist at The Substation, Singapore. He is known for his innovative use of sculpture with “sound constructions” and “sound-scapes”, often crossing genres and collaborating with other artists.
Singaporean industrial designer Olivia Lee graduated from the UK’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2008 with first class honours. She has since established herself on the international scene, working in multiple areas of design on both personal projects as well as a range of commercial design work for brands such as Proctor & Gamble, Tefal and Swarovski.
Li Hui graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2003. He currently lives and works in Beijing. As a conceptual artist, he works in diverse media, including transparent neon-lit acrylic sculptures and laser beams.
Whether a path to another realm, another level of spirituality or simply another beginning, a gate is a symbol of many things. In Li’s work, The Gate becomes a powerful image of passage and enlightenment. Hundreds of small beams of low intensity laser light frame the entryway and radiate straight past the viewer, splashing red into eternity.
Vertical Submarine is an art collective consisting of Singaporeans Joshua Yang, Fiona Koh and Justin Loke. The group won the Singapore President’s Young Talents Award in 2009 and the Celeste Prize for installation in 2011.
Olivia d’Aboville graduated from Duperré, a prestigious Textile Design school in Paris, France, in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, hotels and festivals in France, Hong Kong, Manila and the United States. It ranges from textile jewellery to sculptures, lighting design and installation art.