Elbphilharmonie Hamburg & Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore
International Collaborative Urban Media Exchange

26.11 – 11.12.2018 | www.elman.online

Teaching today requires a mix of disciplinary knowledge and expertise to tackle and engage with the many issues at stake. Media Art Nexus from Nanyang Technological University Singapore (MAN NTU) hopes to bridge the gap between the formal art education and connect NTU Singapore students with other media art programmes and cultural institutions locally and internationally. Such is its latest effort to co-curate an international art project together with the renowned Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany—one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.

ELMAN-Elbphilharmonie & Media Art Nexus
Collaborative Urban Media Exchange

ELMAN is creative art exchange between two distant urban media displays – the Elbphilharmonie Media Wall (Elphi) in Hamburg and the Media Art Nexus (MAN) at the NTU. As a part of the ELMAN University Project 2018, the emerging artists from the University of Applied Sciences Europe, Department Art & Design, Film + Motion Design Class, Campus Hamburg and the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media have created 44 artworks for both site-specific media platforms for concurrent projection one in Singapore and one in Hamburg. 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. Its large-scale media wall at the very entrance spans over 66 sq meters. Around 12,000 people from all over the world flock to see the building daily. Media Art Nexus NTU is 15 meters by 2 meters large led screen located in a busy, transient urban passageway at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. After almost half year in planning and making the works premiered simultaneously in Germany and Singapore in the last week of November of 2018. For more please visit www.elman.online


Participating Artists: Reynard Adrianto, Diamanda Alatorre Hernández, Robin Aldag, Ninja Annighöfer, Abdul Qayyum Bin Sarip, Eva Böttcher, Sacil Aaron James Carpio, Amber Chan, Chio Jo Inng, Katja Fischer, Karl Gieth, Laura Gilich, Nasya Goh, Vanessa Christie Goh, Darren Ho Jian Hunt, Ties Kozok, Louisa Lek, Joan Li, Emilia Ema Lilek, Alvin Ling, Zhang Longfei, Sven Miller, Jelena Moench, Jan Moritz Mueller, Eduardo Motta, Jakob Münster, Marc Nickel, Johannes Ohm, Philipp Quast, Thamina Rastagar, Eli Rix, Moritz Schmidt, Sandy Schmidt, Tobias Schneider, Benjamin Soh, Tricia Tan, Insa Vollert, Ruotong Wang, Jan Weddewer, Joey-Dean Woo-Ling, Rebecca Yang, Jiaqi Yao, Su Xian Yeow, Ruo Bing Yu.

ELMAN Project Curatorial Teams

Singapore: Ina Conradi, Associate Professor, School of Art, Design, and Media, Creative Director Media Art Nexus NTU
Mark Chavez, Founder/CEO Giant Monster, Creative Director, Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore

Hamburg: Thorsten Bauer, Curator Elbphilharmonie Media Wall, Founder Urbanscreen
Verena Kraemer, Professor, Head of Program Film and Motion Design, University of Applied Sciences Europe, Department of Art & Design, Campus Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie Institutional Support:
Julian Conrad and Britta Voss, Advertising Events & Partnerships

University of Applied Sciences Europe, Department of Art & Design, Campus Hamburg Institutional Support:
Hilka Jeworrek, Editor in Chief – Online, Content and Social Media Manager
Niclas Spranger, Social Media Assistant
Rene Scharton, Camera Operator
Marleen Hahn, Photographer
Robin Aldag, Portraits Photographer, Camera Operator & Video Editor

Nanyang Technological University Singapore Institutional Support: Teh Eng Eng Faith, Director NTU Museum