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​Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN) and "Passion Made Possible"

Published on: 31-Aug-2017

Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN) showcased at “SG: Inside Out' in Tokyo 25-27 August 2017​

Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN) is one among 13 Singaporean (SG) and Japanese (JP) leading contemporary creative talents from disciplines performing and visual arts that took part in this year’s edition of Singapore: Inside Out Tokyo (SG:IO) from 25-27 August. Themed "HyperCity", the showcase focused on the coming together of creatives from Singapore and Japan in joint exploration of the cultural trends arising from the shifts towards a digital urban age. The event was officially launched by Mr Chaly Mah, Chairman of Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of STB, in conjunction with the launch of Singapore's new destination brand – Passion Made Possible - in Tokyo. Joining them were more than 200 key members of the creative, trade and media communities. The SGIO Tokyo event, at the Bank Gallery in the hip Omotesando district, drew an audience of about 2,000 on 26th of August alone.

For this exhibition, multimedia collective MAN NTU collaborated with the local fashion designer Josiah Chua and his 2018 capsule collection, titled “光”, which is “light” in Chinese. MAN’s Crepuscular ray of the Moon created myriad abstract and interactive audio-visual works of dreamlike fantasies inspired by the moon.

Art Works Credits

Crepuscular rays of the Moon, animation, 1h and 30 min
Directed, animated and programmed by Mark Chavez, (Giant Monster Pte Ltd)
Story art direction by Ina Conradi (ADM)
Interaction programming by Corey Mason Manders (A*STAR)
VFX assistance Pamela Ng (ADM Alumni)
Sound / Sound Design Philip Tan (SG)
Music Score Tate Chavez (US/SG)


Special Thanks to Singapore Tourism Board and NTU Art & Heritage Museum

You Tube Video Singapore: Inside Out Tokyo|Prelude


Mr Chaly Mah, Chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) ADM Alumni Ms Pamela Ng , Ms Clara Yee (Super and Co) and Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of STB with Singapore and Japanese creative talents at the official opening of Singapore: Inside Out Tokyo.


Media Art Nexus Creatives infront of Crepuscular ray of the Moon
Pamela Ng (ADM BFA Animation Alumni), Mark Chavez (GiantMonster) and Ina Conradi (A/P ADM)


The Singapore: Inside Out exhibition, at the Bank Gallery at the hip Omotesando district in Tokyo, drew an audience of about 2,000 on 26th of August alone. Bank Gallery's Tadao Ando-designed structure sure stands out on Cat Street by its complex and beautiful simplicity.


Collaboration between Media Art Nexus and Singapore fashion designer Josiah Chua and his 2018 capsule collection, titled “光” Hikari. For this SG:IO exhibition, Media Art Nexus, and Josiah created an interactive projection of dazzling stars and light that moves with the viewer, all to evoke that specific magic of Sailor Moon’s transformation.


Top floor featuring MAN's installation 18 m by 3m large pojection Space

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Three open levels of Bank Gallery ( arch T.Ando) featuring works by various Artists: Media Art Nexus and Josiah Chua,( Top floor on the image ) Irfan Kasban (SG), diskodanny (SG) and Miho Shimizu (JP), KITCHEN. LABEL (SG/JP), Zulkifle Mahmod (SG) and Plantica (JP) Supermama (SG)) Ishinomaki Lab, Atelier HOKO, Daisuke Yano among others


Artist Highlight

You Tube Video Singapore: Inside Out Tokyo|Prelude

Singapore: Inside Out Brings Singapore Creative Talents to Tokyo

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore Tourism Board (July 2017) Singapore: Inside Out Continues To Celebrate Singapore's Contemporary Creative Talents in Tokyo and Sydney

Republic showcased 'inside out' in Tokyo by Walter Sim, 27. August 2017

Singapore, Japan collaborate on art, fashion, food for Singapore: Inside Out The Straits Time by Walter Sim (28.August 2017)
Collaborative works between Singapore and Japan feature in Singapore: Inside Out, a Singapore Tourism Board series that will travel to Sydney next

Singapore: Inside Out official event page

Passion Made Possible

Singapore playwright, sound artist among others in Tokyo this week for Singapore:Inside Out by Reena Devi, Today 25 August 2017

See a little bit of Singapore in Tokyo this weekend, Aug 21 2017

Reconciling creativity and a Singaporean identity: Meet the local artists of Inside Out 2017 Exploring Singapore identity in art by Amanda Chai


STB and Singapore EDB launch Passion Made Possible brand for Singapore by Vicky Karantzavelou

Local creatives to showcase works in Tokyo and Sydney editions of Singapore: Inside Out Today by Reena Devi 13 July 2017

Singapore Talent travels inside out 21. July 2017 by e-newswire​


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