Recent works for Chile Presentation

Recent works for Chile Presentation

Personal works of Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez


Media Art Nexus @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Media Art Nexus (MAN) Singapore

MAN is conceived with a vision to showcase a 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 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 of working with schools from the various disciplines and the artist community and initiates interdisciplinary research and collaborations in exhibitions and programs. 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 program. 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 public spaces on campus for the maximum impact in outreach.

Emotion Study

Brain Wave Detection
Using several audio-reactive real-time artworks designed to affect emotion and working with professors from Computer Engineering and Psychology, we measure the effect of abstract movies’ on the viewer.

Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent)

Directed by Mark Chavez


Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent) is an immersive reactive film that uses Mesoamerican culture as inspiration for design ideas used to explore quantum mechanics basics.

This project uses abstract animated imagery to metaphorically represent the quantum world. I use this approach because of the parallels that are evident in the art and philosophy of Mesoamerica to the quantum mechanics vision of the nature of reality. While I focus on Young’s Double Slit Experiment,1 how light behaves when passed through double slits, as part of this project research, I found additional inspiration in the Observer Effect.2These two phenomena are core issues relevant to this artwork that I use to explain quantum mechanics. I wanted to present new ideas through the ancient artistic interpretation of natural wonders to attest to their intuitive assumptions’ timeless beauty and similarity to current notions. By using designs that are rooted in ideas embraced by Mesoamerican thought, I’ve created a series of visual metaphors that explore, discover, and communicate the counterintuitive and contradictory beauty of nature.

Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent) playing at the Media Art Nexus, Singapore

FILM FESTIVALS
Latino FEEDBACK Film Festival October 31, 2020
Flixze Film Festival October 2, 2020, Finalist
Official Latino Film and Arts Festival September 12, 2020
International Fine Arts Film Festival September 7, 2020
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival August 31, 2020, Award Winner
Monthly Indie Shorts August 27, 2020
Synergy Film Festival August 20, 2020
Mosaic World Film Festival July 20, 2020
The Flight Deck Film Festival June 25, 2020, Finalist
New York Animation Film Awards (NYAFA) June 8, 2020, Semi-Finalist
Raw Science Film Festival June 5, 2020, Finalist

Art & Science in Animation


Chrysalis

Directed by Ina Conradi Chavez, co-Directed by Mark Chavez

Based on an old legend about the butterfly‘s struggles to evolve, the film symbolizes the human innate drive to survive.

A transmedia research project that was planned as one part game, one part animated series.
Chrysalis is my fifth short film. The idea for Chrysalis started in 2014. I wanted to follow up the abstract and surreal structure of my earlier film, Elysian Fields (2013), and continue developing the story about life and death, the theme of perseverance, metamorphosis, and immorality. Going through emotionally tough times personally, I wanted Chrysalis to install hope and to reflect on many topics such as life’s purpose, the meaning of the universe, the human desire to explore, the inner workings of the mind, consciousness studies, seeking enlightenment, understanding metaphysical, handling emotional pain and defeat. However, the metaphysical quickly expanded to evil, dehumanization, totalitarian governments, and environmental disasters.
The production started in 2015 March in tight collaboration with co-director and animation veteran Mark Chavez, Giant Monster, an animation, visual arts, and game company. Joshua Tan, founder of Crave FX, the best VFX studio in Singapore. Work on the film was conducted parallel to their hectic production commitment to other commercial projects over the period of a year and a half. The lead animator and artist in CraveFX were Yi Hui, one of the most talented and inspiring young artists. The sounds and music were made by Jeremy Goh, founder and his team in IMBA Interactive….I hope to continue to work with them in the future!

Elysian Fields

Directed by Ina Conradi Chavez


3D Stereo Animated Pictorial Space: Towards New Aesthetics in Contemporary Painting

Synopsis: Inspired by the sacrifices made by generations preceding us and expanding upon an exploration of World War II, Elysian Fields fuses fantastical and historical into a surreal reconfiguration of the present.
Elysian Fields is a surreal movie about World War II.

Assistant Directors DAVIER YOON | JOSHUA TAN
Animation & Stereography DAVIER YOON | JOSHUA TAN
Music & Sound Design JEREMY GOH
Animation Assistance IVAN YEW
Title Design JANE CHANG
ADM IT & Technical Support THUMMANAPALLI NAGARAJU | TEO CHENG LIM | YEONG CHEN HUINTU, School of Art Design and Media
In Memoriam Egon Conradi 1925-2011


on/off 100101010 Symposium

On |Off 100101010 |An International Symposium and Exhibition | Colliding and Surrendering: chaos and freedom where art and technologies meet, https://vimeo.com/33111388011-13.10.2017 Curator of the exhibit and Symposium Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez (Singapore) and June Kim & Tomasz Bednarz, (UNSW) organized by NTU Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), ADM, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, and NTU Art & Heritage Museum. Vimeo Link of conference highlights

ELMAN 2018  University Project

Elman_2018_Project Epilogue
This is a video epilogue with interviews and general information about Media Art Nexus (MAN) and ELMAN 2019.

ELMAN Project is Collaborative Urban Media Exchange between Elbphilharmonie & Media Art Nexus, University of Applied Sciences Europe, Campus Hamburg and Nanyang Technological University Singapore
26.11 – 11.12.2018

ELMAN University Project  2018 and 2019
Type of Event: Urban Media Façade / Public Art Exhibition taking place at Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, Hamburg and  @ Media Art Nexus Singapore NTUDescription: ELMAN is a creative art exchange between two public media displays – the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall (Elphi) Hamburg and the Media Art Nexus (MAN) NTU Singapore.  Students from the University of Applied Sciences Europe, Department Art & Design, Film + Motion Design Class, Campus Hamburg, and the NTU, ADM have created artworks for both large scales site-specific media platforms. All results premiered at two venues and two continents.

Elman_2018 trailer (2:30) from Media Art Nexus on Vimeo. ELMAN Project is a Collaborative Urban Media Exchange between Elbphilharmonie & Media Art Nexus, University of Applied Sciences Europe, Campus Hamburg and Nanyang Technological University Singapore
26.11 – 11.12.2018

WAVES: Crosscurrents of Art, Technology and Environment

WAVES 2018 Teaser Trailer from Media Art Nexus

A collaboration between emerging artists from the School of Art, Design & Media (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) and the School of Engineering & Digital Arts (University of Kent Canterbury, UK).

Between 1st-23th August, WAVES will deliver two media architecture installations, one in Singapore at the Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN NTU) under the auspices of NTU Art & Heritage Museum, and one in the UK, at the Gulbenkian Media Façade (GMF) which is part of the Gulbenkian – the University of Kent’s Arts Centre.

WAVES 2020 Digital Art Intervention  Type of Event:  a digital art live stream curated by Digital Arts students at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) – the University of Kent in collaboration with NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) interdisciplinary Media Art Nexus class http://www.wavesartevent.com/

For more please visit: xcurrents.gallery/


Supernatural – Media Art Nexus NTU

Supernatural – Media Art Nexus NTU is a series of 144 artworks by 98 artists from NTU Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media, Class Pattern, Art, Design, and Architecture. The works have premiered at the Federation Square Digital Facade, at the state-of-the-art public screen made up of over 850 LED panels and 4 million pixels, at the Federation Square, Melbourne! Curators Glenn Harding, Emma Shearman, and UTV -Urbanscreens.tv. Animation programming by Mark Chavez.

SUPERNATURAL in Melbourne Federation Square https://vimeo.com/289814671   Supernatural – Media Art Nexus NTU is a series of 144 artworks by 98 artists from NTU Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media, Class Pattern, Art, Design, and Architecture. The works have premiered at the Federation Square Digital Facade, at the state-of-the-art public screen made up of over 850 LED panels and 4 million pixels, at the Federation Square, Melbourne! Curators Glenn Harding, Emma Shearman, and UTV -Urbanscreens.tv. Animation programming by Mark Chavez.


Crepuscular Rays of the Moon, SG:IO Tokyo 2017

Testing interactivity in Singapore for performance at SG:IO Tokyo August 2017
Crepuscular Rays of the Moon | experimental animation | duration 1h and 30 min | Audio Reactive Real Time Animation 4K/8K | Derivative Touch Designer LED screen 15 m by 2 m

Crepuscular Rays of the Moon | Experimental Animation | Media Art Nexus 2017 from Media Art Nexus


Before Lies EterNERDy

Collaboration MAN Singapore and Fraunhofer MEVIS, Ars Electronica Deep Space 2018 from Media Art Nexus

BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY Collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS

The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate

Directed by Mark Chavez

Barty Run is a comical mobile game designed to make you focus while having fun protecting Barty from the Pirate and his henchmen. Barty Run is a side-scrolling endless run game based on the short animated film “The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate”.
Help Barty to escape Pirate’s chase by clearing the way while feeding him bananas!

Used AI powered lipsync.

The Pirate, AKA Billy the Pirate, is a cantankerous fellow who wants constant attention.
Barty, an easy-going lad, comes to know the Pirate through admiration of the pirate lifestyle.

FILM FESTIVALS
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, August 31, 2020, Award Winner
Anim!Arte – International Animation Festival of Brazil, October 8, 2014
Aakruti-My Creation International Film Festival, September 30, 2014
9th International Children’s Film Festival, Bangladesh December 15, 2014
International Family Film Festival, September 26, 2014
Athens ANIMFEST, March 18, 2015
Accolade Global Film Competition, June 16, 2014
10th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-21, June 12, 2014
Urban Mediamakers Festival (UMF), September 6, 2014
UAT Digital Video Festival, October 14, 2014
San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival, August 15, 2014


Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent), research in art & science