Show Up Brand Refinement: Show Up is a boutique photography studio that specializes in fashion photography. The initial idea of Show Up is that fashion photographers are always there at the show to capture the peak of fashion. The 60’s optical art movement and refraction of light work together to create synergy that reflects both fashion and photography. Using the optical art’s emphasis on lines and sharp contrasts coupled with how light refraction transforms pure white light into the entire spectrum of colour, the new Show Up design expresses how photography captures trends and refracts it into the beauty of fashion.
Graphics Speak Process Book: ‘Graphics Speak’ is about translating visual elements to sound, as it consists of a collection of patterns that can be turned into audible experience. Each archetype has its own harmonious composition made by mixing them on a turntable. The installation is contextualized within a darkroom, by broadcasting live video recording of the graphics on an analog television, where the transmitted electromagnetic waves are translated into sound through using a sensor. Therefore in this case, what you hear is what you see. In the exhibition, it also contains the process and various experiments of visualizing sound and vice versa.
Shizuku Tokei 雫時計: A sound installation inspired by the ice pillar and ice candle culture from Hokkaido. ‘Shizuku Tokei’ (雫時計, ‘The Dripping Clock’) was named, as the ice takes its own time to melt, generating a rhythm over which there is no control besides the warmth of nature. Time never runs backward, as if an event often change a person, but a person is not able to change past event.
Exotic Tempatan Mix: A poster questioned the identity of Malaysian, hereby the Malaysian’s prestigious local food – ‘Rojak’ is selected as the nearest interpretation. As a Malaysian born Chinese, unquestionably I am rooted and raised in a multiracial atmosphere, just like ‘Rojak’ as a metaphor, various pieces of local fruits (races) in the ‘Rojak’ are all well blended into a certain form with other materials, and importantly the exotic sauce, which harmonize the ‘Rojak’ and meanwhile it can never be deconstructed. This is the taste of Malaysia to me.