Personal works of Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez
Media Art Nexus @ Nanyang Technological University, 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.
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.
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
Directed by Ina Conradi Chavez, co-Directed by Mark Chavez
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!
Directed by Ina Conradi Chavez
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
ELMAN 2018 University Project
This is a video epilogue with interviews and general information about Media Art Nexus (MAN) and ELMAN 2019.
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.
WAVES: Crosscurrents of Art, Technology and Environment
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.
For more please visit: xcurrents.gallery/
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.
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.
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