Translated, "Dreams are composed of numerous pieces to become stars in the sky. The star in the sky has fallen onto the earth and shattered into countless small fragments. For one to pursue his/her dream, he/she has to find the different fragment pieces to form the one and only unique shining star in his/her heart."
The artists use the kaleidoscope metaphor to address one’s dream-seeking journey. The falling star / meteorite contemplates the supreme motion of creation. As a composition, meteorites exist seed-like in form, complete in it’s beginning, that in turn, evokes immense possibilities arising at the moments of it’s ending.
The paper sculpture comprises of a pentagonal flower origami and a modular star origami in the middle. The pentagonal flower origami symbolizes the dream-seeking journey, the different layers of the flower petals symbolize fragments of the falling star / meteorite, and the star in the middle symbolizes one’s dreams.
Organized by PHUNK, TRANSMISSION: Lab is an experimental laboratory and incubatory platform for young artists and designers.
TRANSMISSION: Kaleidoscope derives inspiration from the patterns that a kaleidoscope produces, and aims to explore the notion of change in a world of constant flux; the contrast between rest and movement, structure and chaos. Join us in this showcase of design, illustration, installation, sculpture and video art.
This latest edition of TRANSMISSION comprises of 10 apprentices from varying creative disciplines and backgrounds who have been under the mentorship of PHUNK over the period of one year. Notably, this year’s laboratory is specifically structured to facilitate collaborative projects between its apprentices with creatives and artists from outside the program.
The programme's apprentices and their collaborators are:
Daniel Yu + Dx LinDuong
Nguyen + Sachin Teng & Chang Poo Hee
Izyanti Asa'ari + Wu Jun Han
Kimberly Ong + Sun Lee Siew Loo
Lee Shu Jun Joyce + Michael Ng
Lin YuShan + Marisa Keller
Serene Lin + Low Han Yuan & Lim Hong Zeng, VicSoh
Jin Ping + Chua Soo Kim
Teo Jia En + Gilda Su + Nicole Lee
Wanqi Yeo + Kumari Nahappan