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Events
Brother McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts | 7pm

Please come to the second Upgrade! Singapore, featuring Matt Sheridan (US/Singapore) and Paviter Singh (Singapore).

matt_up2Matt Sheridan, Disinformation Breakdown, 2008

Matt Sheridan is an animation video artist. His award-winning work has screened in the USA, UK, Brazil, Iran, the Netherlands and France via broadcast, festivals and installations in venues from Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro; the Rio Video Wall in Atlanta and the Santa Monica Pier in California. A recipient of an MFA in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Matt currently teaches graduate Animation at NYU/TischAsia in Singapore.

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Paviter Singh, Never Vacant, 2008

Paviter Singh is a graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts, with a major in Interactive Art. He has constantly looked to traditional as well as technological forms of art as expression. Having previously come from a technological background, the merger of the technical field with the art realm has produced exciting and unexpected results. Paviter’s primary body of work focuses on environmental sound, generative sound and spatial acoustics. Always pushing the visual and aural boundaries, he has created works of art which are both visually as well as aurally inclined. Always looking into communication and miscommunication, Paviter looks to explore silence, sound and aural experiences in our environment. URL

This event starts at 7pm and it’s FREE

Lasalle’s campus at 1 McNally Street is located between Short Street and Prinsep Street.

Nearest MRT stations: Little India, Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut

Events
Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, 7 pm

Upgrade! Singapore #1 presents an evening with Interactive Art Alumni from LASALLE College of the Arts. Join us, meet people interested in media art, connect and get inspired.

FloodHelmet1Flood Helmet by Ong Kian Peng
Conversation 1 (1)Conversation 1 by Mize
ryf1vest Suicide Vest by Ryf

Ryf
is interested in merging art and technology, and his great concern lies on the notion that technology might be slowly becoming a social burden. His works are an irony and subvert technology in order to provoke situations in which its weaknesses are highlighted. He graduated in 2007 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) Interactive Art from LASALLE College of the Arts.

Mize
portrays New Media Art in the form of installations, often taking art history and art theory into consideration. Currently, he works as Exhibit Designer at the Science Centre Singapore, where he is actively involved in art, science, prototyping, and the design of exhibits. Some of the projects Mize has been involved with range from the Amazing Science-X Challenge (ASXC) 2009 to the Reactable, a unique electronic musical instrument with a multi-touch tangible user interface, the only of its kind displayed in Asia.

Ong Kian Peng is a Singapore born and bred new media artist / designer. His works investigates environmental issues, data visualizations and wearable art. Besides creating artistic projects, he is also working on various commercial projects ranging from application developments and installations. He recently co-founded the Futuract Group, a research led new media studio that focuses on interactive experiences. URL

This event starts at 7 pm and it’s FREE

Lasalle’s campus at 1 McNally Street is located between Short Street and Prinsep Street.

Nearest MRT stations: Little India, Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut