ROJAK 02

10 Sept 2005, Saturday night at 683A East Coast Road, beside Cheese Cake Cafe, Above the tyre shop. Come up from the Back.

FARM will like to thank Soo Yeow & Nan Chyuan for their space, Eeshaun for the lovely invite artwork, Kelvin Ang for being our host, Jeremy San for photographing, Richard Ho Architects for projection, Case Woo for sound, and Daniel Koh & KT for DJ-ing. And to the many who had contributed in one way or another, Big Thanks!

ROJAK 02

Presenters



Presenter 1

Kaw Jon Kher
In Search of Maxwell's Demon [Architecture]

In Search of Maxwell’s Demon’ is an interactive game-like particle system coded with a prototype Java-based open-source environment exploring the idea of flows of energy, information, form and time to develop a program in relation to contemporary problems of infrastructure and territory. It adds to it the model of general economy offered by Georges Bataille’s ‘The Accursed Share’, and places it against the ‘World Game’ concept proposed by Buckminster Fuller. A set of local entropic protocols gives way to emergent field effects in a kind of ‘play’ that results in far-from-equilibrium syntropic systems, frantically in search for a decoherent event and an alternate future.

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Presenter 2

Grace Tan
The Study on Rectangles [Fashion]

Kwodrent started in 2003 as a personal project to explore clothes and design in a new light. The Kwodrent series is based on a design concept - study of rectangles using materials, and construction and sewing methods. The concept was first investigated in 1998 while I was working on my graduation collection in college.

The structural and geometric attributes stemmed from modern minimal architectural ideas and works. This progressive series of women’s clothing and objects constructed from rectangles is designed and made by hand. Most designs are one-of-the-kind due to the spontaneous and intuitive working process. No paper patterns are created because each design is constructed directly from pieces of fabrics. Working without any sketches or fixed parameters allowed unexpected forms to emerge and discoveries of new techniques during the sewing / design process. Each design in the series is numbered and dated to form a chronological record. Numbering the designs also help to create a visual presentation of the thought process.

Unlike most conventional fashion labels, kwodrent is only available annually. This is due to the time-consuming working process and philosophy to seek good design aesthetics with longevity rather than passing trends. Kwodrent hopes to challenge how clothes are designed and perceived. It will be great to create a new conversation between the clothes and wearer, and bring new meanings to these essential items in our everyday lives. Nonetheless, Kwodrent is also a platform to explore multi-disciplinary collaborations and projects.

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Presenter 3

Loh Jian Hao
Constructing Privacy [Architecture]

Using the serial section, Jay explores the issues of privacy as a variable and adjustable condition. While his chair was a permutable piece, allowing users to manipulate it to avoid or provoke confrontation, he developed the house as a static object and requires the users to engage more dynamically with the structure.



Presenter 4

Darren Soh
While You Were Sleeping [Photography]

These images were taken in the dead of the night, when the human activities that usually absorb our attention have been eliminated. Void of their distraction, the physical environment, which is so often ignored, comes into its own. Isolated from their surroundings, each of these environments now demands our focused attention. In doing so, each photograph thus compels us to try to recall and guess where the depicted landscape may be and who was last there; what is this place and what is its story?

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Presenter 5

Genevieve Chua
Morning Drawings [Art]

DrawingsMedium: Graphite on paper ‘Morning drawings’ explores the relationship between bed sheets and desire. Searching for traces of another’s scent; emotional upheavals; rising and falling.

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Presenter 6

Pan Yicheng
The Peripheral Stadia Typology [ Architecture]

The project focused on sports typologies and their role in London’s 2012 Olympic Bid and, more acutely, on their post-Olympic performance. This investigation challanged the conventional conception of sports structures as architectural artefacts impregnated with iconic powers, venerated during 16days of frantic use, then made redundant.

As an alternative strategy, the structures are used to seed programmatic potentials on an urban scale and to regulate and administer these potentials in an urban plan - thereby exploring sports structures as a typology with the power to affect urbanity.In response to the differences between the metropolis and the parkland, the Olympic structures are conceived as linear developments, intensified along the edge to, not only revitalise and consolidate the edge of the city, but also redirect the growth of the city to define a line that mediates the two extremes. In the process, the sports structures becomes anomalistically lop-sided due to the logics of mass distribution applied along the edge, consequently increase spectators capacity within the parkland and allows flexibility in the management of voids along the edge.



Presenter 7

Daniel Lim
The Things You are Likely to Miss [Film]

“Things you are likely to miss” is a very simple presentation about the thought-process and the work that goes on behind the scenes in constructing a film-set. I will be talking about the importance of the set-decor and design , yet how ‘invisible’ & insignificant it seems to the audience. I’m only covering 2 films: the Maid and i will take the opportunity to present a ‘first look’ at Royston’s up-coming film ‘4:30’.

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Presenter 8

Tay Kheng Soon
Relooking our Identity and Culture [Architecture]

Given the stultification of the CMIO culture of Singapore, there is an ongoing identity crisis. Because of this, people are culturally in limbo which makes them thurn to the west for all their inspirations and to an ethnicity that cannot be expressed in contemporary terms. My illustrated talk on the IPCC is to show what it means to widen our self identity to be inclusive rather than be exclusive. What will a chinese, malay, indian and western inclusiveness mean in art, architecture, identity? That’s the creative challenge of our times. The Indo-Pacific cultural centre is meant as the infotainment centre to become trully oceanic-asians in the 21st century. Southern chinese and Malays come from the same roots!!!!

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Presenter 9

Jean Tsai
Commerce meets Creativity [Curatorship]

2 projects which showcases multidisciplinary art interwoven with marketing and public relations. what does it take to marry commerce with creativity.



Presenter 10

Erica Lai
Vaporub [Photography]

VaporubThis is an investigation into the parallels between the domestic space, and the natural landscape. I am looking for violence and warm snuggly feelings.

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