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​Media Art Nexus (MAN)

Published on: 17-Oct-2016​​

Media Art Nexus or MAN is one of NTU Museum’s various “Art on Campus” initiatives - an initiative that is supported by Provost with the aim of ‘bringing art to the people’. This initiative which started in 2014 has been well-received. To-date, a total of 6 prominent public art installations have been installed around campus. Many of which were created by NTU Community. Also, in collaboration with School of ADM and ERI@N, NTU Museum also started a Renewable Energy Public Art collection – a collection that is unique to NTU Museum and not available in other museums in Singapore. More public art installations will be installed on campus and NTU Museum looks forward to partnering schools, students and faculty in creating and installing more artworks. The Museum will be launching an “Art-Trail” on campus in 2017.

The idea of installing a large-scale interactive media art wall was conceived in October 2015 when Faith Teh (Deputy Director/ NTU Museum) and Ina Conradi (Associate Professor, ADM) met to explore art projects to enhance vibrancy on campus. To ensure the best use of technology and best practices, practical considerations such as benefits for students and other members of the campus community, and feasibility of implementation, many options were explored. This assessment was carried out with the support and help of Mark Chavez, (Giant Monster Pte Ltd).

The art wall titled “Media Art Nexus” (MAN) was installed in June 2016 at the newly renovated North Spine Plaza - right at the intersection connecting the future Learning Hub @ North and the engineering schools, the library and the eating places. The existing digital artworks are by students and alumni of ADM, and members from external art community. Current series of over 144 digital panorama, real time animation and audio reactive works will be refreshed on a semestral basis.

MAN have recently premiered in 8K projection in Deep Space- immersive projection platform as a part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2016, one of the largest and oldest Media Art Festival in the world, taking place in Linz, Austria every year.

For the occasion of the ADM End of the year show platform will be launched with new works by School of Art Design and Media courses in collaboration with the lab in The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. In addition by the end of the year some 180 ADM Freshmen Students will have their first public art debut as well. The best work will be awarded sponsorship by Nuvola Media to be used as part of exhibit in Integrated Systems Europe – ISE 2017, Amsterdam.

​For more please see the latest feature Hey Magazine NTU.


Figure 1 Abstract Thinker by Ivan Yew ADM Alumni​


Supernatural- series of 144 artworks from the School of Art, Design and Media, class of Pattern, Art, Design and Media premier in 8K in Deep Space at Ars Electronica Festival 2016 Animation and Programming by Mark Chavez, Music and Sound Variations on Bach´s Cello Suite No. 1 by Philip Tan


“The Rose” 8k Ars Electronica Festival 2016 is an audio reactive work placed on an animated pin-screen that uses different recordings of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, creating an ever changing field of electronic animated painting. Animation, Programming and Design by Mark Chavez

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