Elbphilharmonie Hamburg And MAN NTU Singapore
Teaching today requires a mix of disciplinary knowledge and expertise to tackle and engage with the many issues at stake.   MAN NTU hopes to bridge the gap between the formal art education and connect NTU students with other media art programmes and cultural institutions locally and internationally. Such is the latest effort by MAN NTU and new media artist Thorsten Bauer (URBANSCREENS) to co-curate an international art project together with the renowned Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany (see fig. 14 and 15)—one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.
A group of students from Film and Motion Design, BTK University of Art & Design – University of Applied Sciences Europe campus in Hamburg and students from ADM, NTU Singapore will respectively create content for two site-specific locations: one being MAN NTU Singapore (with the theme of passing) and one Elphi Hamburg (with the subject of the purely visual work being music). NTU ADM students will create works for Hamburg with November 26, 2018, confirmed as Hamburg premiere and the BTK students will develop works for MAN NTU from March to June 2018 with the premiere at the MAN NTU Singapore on November 30, 2018. The locations cannot be more radically different in both the architecture of the space as well as geographically, culturally, and historically. The Elbphilharmonie is on the Elbe river and harbor island Grasbrook, built on top of the historic Sandtorhafen, Hamburg’s biggest warehouse (1875). Destroyed in WWII, it was rebuilt and renamed Kaispeicher. MAN NTU is in a busy urban passageway at Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s North Spine Plaza. Students could choose two locations to shape the experience of people passing through.