Experimental Animation

Permanent exhibition of experimental animation on Media Art Nexus is consisting of a series of 6 experimental pieces played in real time daily.

The Rose (2016) was programmed as an animated pin-screen, and uses six different recordings of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, creating an audio reactive painting.


The Rose, North Spine Plaza, NTU the location of Media Art Nexus in Singapore

Credits: Animation and Programming by Mark Chavez, Collaborator Ina Conradi, Music Claude Debussy- Clair de Lune by Peter Frankl, Piano, Vox recorded C1962, Software Platform Derivative Touch Designer.


Created for a 15 x 2 meter LED video wall this animation explores pinscreen animation with audio reactive animation and emotive expression. In 2017 the piece was also adapted for 19.2m by 12m LED screen at the NTU Singapore for the occasion of An International Symposium and Exhibition: On|Off 100101010 | Colliding and Surrendering: chaos and freedom where art and technologies meet.

Quantonium (2016) is audio reactive animation and plays with the idea of mechanical reflections on matter and space. Together with The Rose, both animations premiered at the 8k Deep Space, for the occasion of the screening at the Ars Electronica Festival 2016, “RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time”, Linz, Austria, 8-12.09.2016


[1] About More than 85,000 visits and 534 events over five days, 842 participating artists and scientists from 50 countries, 382 cooperating partners & sponsors, and 405 journalists—this was the most extensive and diverse Ars Electronica Festival of all time Deep Space 8K—the ultimate attraction at the Ars Electronica Center. Thanks to 16×9-meter projection surfaces on space’s front wall and floor, 8K resolution and sophisticated technical features. Media Art NEXUs was showcasing for the entire duration of the festival together with giants in the field of new media such are: NHK is Japan’s public broadcasting corporation and the world’s first Super Hi-Vision 8K test broadcast, international artists such as AROTIN & SERGHEI’s and Bildrecht Vienna / Museum in Progress Vienna, Korean Media artists HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP University—Mabuk Campus.

Quantonium in 8k for 3D Stereo venue Deep Space 8K, premier at the Ars Electronica Festival 2016, “Radical Atoms and the alchemists of our time”, AE Linz, Austria

I wish (2016) uses Twitter and the search term “I wish”, to explore the intimacy of personal commentary through the poetics of social media phenomenon.