Media Art Nexus NTU

Transforming a static wall in a non-descript passageway into an evolving digital painting

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MAN is conceived with a vision to showcase wide range of experimental new genre and media art including digital art, algorithmic and generative art, interactive art, music/sound visualization, virtual art, video games and interdisciplinary collaborations in art, design, science, medicine and engineering technologies. The diverse media wall, measuring 15 x 2 meters, is located at the North Spine Plaza at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

The NTU Art & Heritage Museum promotes a keen awareness and strong interest in art and heritage on campus. Being part of the university, the Museum has the advantage to work with schools from the various disciplines and the artist community, and initiates interdisciplinary research and collaborations in exhibitions and programmes. The Museum has an important educational role, and engages the NTU Community by providing opportunities for participation in special art projects. The Museum also brings art to the Community through an active Public Art programme. Opened in 2008 and listed under the National Heritage Board’s (Singapore) Approved Museum Scheme, the Museum has a Southeast Asia and contemporary art collection and exhibits mostly at public spaces on campus for the maximum impact in outreach.

Fraunhofer MEVIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS Fraunhofer MEVIS' mission is to advance health care by researching and bringing to market solutions for computer-aided medicine, bridging between medical imaging, image-guided therapy, and healthcare informatics. Our focus is to make an impact in routine clinical use. We work closely with clinical and industrial partners to ensure the relevance of our work, to select research topics based on the expected impact on medical care, and to translate our R&D results into viable innovations. In our science communication, we take actions to raise awareness about how the digital transformation influences health care by engaging the public with new possibilities that emerge from innovative R&D. We aim to remove barriers for the public to get involved with new technologies and serious health topics through interactive, artistic, and dialog-oriented projects. In addition, we explore STEAM approaches for education and innovation in digital medicine. The simultaneous launch of works in Ars Electronica Deep Space and Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore, marks the beginning of the aspired deeper cooperation in which Fraunhofer MEVIS will provide techniques, tools, scientific expertise and environment for students from NTU Singapore.

Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS Fraunhofer MEVIS' mission is to advance health care by researching and bringing to market solutions for computer-aided medicine, bridging between medical imaging, image-guided therapy, and healthcare informatics. Our focus is to make an impact in routine clinical use. We work closely with clinical and industrial partners to ensure the relevance of our work, to select research topics based on the expected impact on medical care, and to translate our R&D results into viable innovations.

In our science communication, we take actions to raise awareness about how the digital transformation influences health care by engaging the public with new possibilities that emerge from innovative R&D. We aim to remove barriers for the public to get involved with new technologies and serious health topics through interactive, artistic, and dialog-oriented projects. In addition, we explore STEAM approaches for education and innovation in digital medicine.

Created for the Media Art Nexus installation site, and the SGIO Tokyo show in August 2017. Crepuscular Rays of the Moon was inspired by Josiah Chua's fashion sense.

ART WORK CREDITS
Directed, animated and programmed by Mark Chavez | Giant Monster Pte Ltd | SG/US
Collaborator & Story Board Art Ina Conradi | Nanyang Technological University Singapore | SG
Interaction programming by Corey Mason Manders | A*STAR Singapore | SG
VFX assistance Pamela Ng | Artists SG
Sound Design Philip Tan | Artist Educator | SG
Music Score Tate Chavez | Artist UC Berkeley | US/SG
SUPPORT RECEIVED FROM Singapore Tourism Board & Nanyang Technological University Singapore Art & Heritage Museum

Emote Portfolio

The Emote Project (Animation, 50 minutes, 12 chapters, 2017) is about feelings, brain waves and real-time experimental animation, Using EEG the brain signals were recorded and analyzed for recognizing emotional patterns in music. We attempt to join those music studies with 20 animated shorts created in 4 chapters of abstract animation.

INA CONRADI + MARK CHAVEZ: MEDIA ART NEXUS NTU SINGAPORE

Ina is an award-winning new media artist. Ina has presented her works at the Ars Electronica Festival, 3D Beyond Festival ZKM, Siggraph Asia Hong Kong, ISEA, Asia Animation Forum PISAF Korea, 3D Stereo MEDIA Liège, the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Paramount Studios Hollywood, FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia Stuttgart.

Ina Conradi

Ina’s research interests are in new media art explorations. Her digital paintings are animated and fit variable media spaces, creatively employing digital painting, animation, since 2010 stereography and panoramic 360 projection. Her films have been awarded and screened internationally and she presented her works at the events such as Stereopsia 2017 (3D Stereo MEDIA 2013), Web 3D Art Gallery QUT Brisbane 2017, Visualization Matters UNSW 2017, Ars Electronica Festival 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016, Asia Animation Forum PISAF Korea 2014 and 2017, S3D 3D Festival Beyond, ZKM 2013-16, 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013, Women 3D directors Paramount Studios Hollywood 2014, FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia Stuttgart 2014, Siggraph Asia Hong Kong 2014, ISEA 2010, Brooklyn Film Festival New York 2012, Anima Mundi Festival Brazil 2012 and 2013, 3D stereo Dimension 3 Festival Paris, 2010, Attakkalari India Biennial Bangalore India 2010. Ina holds BFA in Textiles Painting from the University of Applied Art Belgrade and MFA in Arts from the University of California LA. Ina has been Japan Foundation Fellow since 1991. She has been teaching at the California State University Long Beach (2000-03); LASALLE College of the Arts, (2005-07); Nanyang Technological University Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media, (Asst. Prof 2007-2015), earning Associate Professor 2015-till present. She has been presented with the Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award 2015 and the Nanyang Education Award 2014 (School) for recognition to the influence of inspirational teaching

Mark Chavez

An award-winning animator, artist, educator and entrepreneur, Mark has developed systems and techniques for animation in many different media including laser light and computer graphics. His worked on numerous big budget, award winning animated and live-action films at studios such as Philips Interactive, Tokyo Broadcasting System Vision, Acclaim Entertainment, Dreamworks Feature Animation and Rhythm and Hues Studio, Playa Vista. An animation industry veteran and founding faculty at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media in the Digital Animation area. He is currently based in Singapore, consulting with start-up companies on gamification of learning protocols using AI based teacher avatars, and creating interactive/reactive artworks for public art installations. He was the Art Gallery Chair for SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 conference in Hong Kong and Educators Program Chair SIGGRAPH Asia 2008. Mark's current work utilizes audio reactive and generative real-time animation.