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Science Centre Singapore collaborates with 8 local youth artists for the first time to create an art tech exhibition within Visual SG, themed Light Field

Art tech exhibition, Light Field, will showcase art pieces inspired by a mixture of art and science elements.

SINGAPORE, 28 JULY 2017 – Organised by Science Centre Singapore, in collaboration with 8 local youth artists and curated by Gushcloud Entertainment, the art tech exhibition Light Field will showcase art pieces inspired by a mixture of art and science elements. Light Field will also represent a common platform where 8 local youth artists, scientists and research institutes come together to collectively feature brand new commissioned light installations and art pieces. Light Field comes under the grander umbrella of Visual SG, Southeast Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival.

“Science is ubiquitous in our lives but many of us may not see it at first glance. At Visual SG, we offer thought-provoking and lesser-seen perspectives through a blend of science and art. Visual SG is also our unique platform for industry players to connect and exchange ideas about new technologies that are both experiential and augment the learning experience. For example, the experimentation with augmented reality in our revamped E3 (E-mmersive Experiential Environments) exhibition adds another dimension of interaction to content, exciting a generation of E.P.I.C. learners who are savvy with, and connect through technology,” said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore.

Every year, the Centre works with established foreign and local talents, artists and distinguished speakers to co-create the annual art tech exhibition. However, for this year’s edition, the Centre has chosen to prominently feature the works of 8 freshmen artists through 5 large installation pieces, who are from our local art institutions.

The 8 local youth artists featured are:

• Priyageetha Dia, LASALLE College of the Arts graduate
• Muhammad Amirul, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) undergraduate
• Howie Kim, LASALLE College of the Arts undergraduate
• Tan Yang, Singapore-based multi-disciplinary artist, photographer and producer
• Sylvester Tan, Viena Lee, King Lam and Bridgel Sze, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

“In our modern days, new technologies influence all aspects of our lives, thus coming across such scientific elements in art making is inevitable. By combining art and science, we are pushed explore more possible media, from light, sound, to video projection or even smoke, other than just paint and a canvas alone. It is a step forward for Science Centre Singapore to invest in local youth artists like us. We hope that other governmental agencies will follow suit and start to commission more local artists to support and engage this growing community.” 21 year old student currently studying at School of Art, Design and Media, NTU, Bridgel Sze mentioned.

Associate Professor Lim added, “We are very excited to feature the 8 local artists for the first time and to share our updated E3 exhibition content through Visual SG. As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations at Science Centre Singapore, we hope to continue to inspire greater creativity and innovation in the next generation, in the next 40 years and beyond.”

Light Field is one aspect of the Visual Playground, and art tech exhibition that includes works from foreign artists. Apart from the Visual Playground (art tech exhibition), the Visual SG Festival also comprises Visual Frontiers (a half-day forum and networking session) and Visualise Workshops (a series of workshops and live performances).

Light Field will be open to the public from 28th July to 13th August 2017, at Science Centre Singapore, Hall B, from 10am to 6pm daily.

About Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore, a non-formal educational institution and leading regional Science Centre, along with its group of attractions, brings out the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through its unique blend of exhibitions, educational programmes and events. A custodian of creativity and innovation, Science Centre Singapore has captured the evolution of scientific developments for nearly four decades. The Centre and its partners have played a pivotal role in transforming the way students and the public interact with and learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Since 1977, the Centre has welcomed over 30 million visitors and inspired them with more than 1,000 exhibits spread across 14 exhibition galleries and outdoor exhibition spaces. The Centre’s group of attractions include Omni-Theatre, Snow City and KidsSTOP™. The Omni-Theatre is an immersive dual-technology edutainment destination fitted with Southeast Asia’s largest seamless dome screen and featuring the latest and brightest 8k digital fulldome system in the world. Snow City is Singapore’s only permanent indoor snow centre offering an Arctic inspired experience at Singapore’s first ice gallery and snow chamber.

KidsSTOP™ – Where every child gets to Imagine, Experience, Discover and Dream – is Singapore’s first children’s science centre offering an enriching experience through purposeful play for children aged 18 months to 8 years. For more information, please visit www.science.edu.sg.

About Visual SG (https://www.visualsg.com/)

Visual SG is South East Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival. Visual SG celebrates the beauty of science through its bold emphasis on the art and stories in science. With an objective of becoming Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival, the organisers have been working on making Visual SG the most promising festival for science visualisation in Asia. Now into its fourth year, the festival aims to expands its scope and geographical reach. As Visual SG makes connective strides in linking up to other regional festivals such as the Festival of Scientific Visualisation in Japan, Visual SG will continue to bring in visually arresting and unique art tech installations from Singapore and further afield.

About Gushcloud Entertainment (http://www.gushcloudinternational.com/)

Gushcloud International is a global influencer entertainment & marketing company that connects audiences and brands to creators through representation and management, brand strategy and activations, marketing services, media productions sales and distribution and signature events. At the Entertainment Group, we work with and for influencers to create their own products and businesses. We focus on creating talent-led intellectual property (IP) or content where each business unit in the group will focus on different types of activities and services around the talent. These include creating cosmetic and parenting products, digital video and content pieces, music albums, exhibitions, tours and festivals.

For more information, please contact:

Azrul Abas | Marketing & Communications Executive
Mobile: +65 9022 1486 Office: +65 6509 8492
Address: 60 Anson Road, #07-01 Mapletree Anson, Singapore 079914
Email: azrul.abas@gushcloud.com

Valerie Wong | Officer, Corporate Communications
Mobile: +65 9128 5562 Office: +65 6425 2372
Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Email: valerie_wong@science.edu.sg

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