Live Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference
Learn from the best in the creative industry.
Watch now
  • Add to Collection
  • About

    About

    Diploma project for graduating class of 2010. This project won Best Display Award.
    Published:
This is my diploma project in 2010.
• This project has won the Best Display Award for graduating class 2010 of Raffles International College.
• This project was also displayed at KL Design Week 2010's Student Showcase
 
DREAM: A succession of images, thoughts, sounds, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
TRAPPED: Unable to escape.
 
In dreams, we can be anyone, we can do anything, we can go great distances, sometimes defying physics even. A fantasy come true, but only when we sleep.
 
However, what happens when we have dreams that we find difficult to get out of? As if we're trapped?
 
Would you rather be trapped in a dream to escape reality?
 
Themes of the project
Looping: A form of repetition or continuity
 
Surrealism: Reality with a twist
 
Sigmund Freud: When we fall asleep and dream, we are able to get a glimpse of the unconscious, or the id, at work.
 
Carl Jung: Dreams serve as guides for the waking self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to issues and problems faced by the waking self.
 
Jungian Shadow: All things can be viewed as paired opposites. The shadow (counterego) represents the rejected aspects of yourself that you do not wish to acknowledge. The shadow is more primitive, somewhat uncultured, and a little awkward.
 
Blind Photography: If a blind man were given a camera, he may take the photographs without caring too much about capturing reality, but rather capturing what he sees as the world.
 
Pete Eckert, Blind Photographer: "I am not trying to depict the sighted world. I am trying to show the world I now see using my other senses."

All the above themes were translated into different mediums that all form the basis of this project. The mediums include photography, stop motion animation, installation art, assemblage.
Surrealistic photography
 
Surrealistic photography
 
Surrealistic photography
 
Surrealistic photography
 
Exhibition space: Hanging surrealistic photographs that are printed on transparency sheets to create depth for the viewer, projector screen to present stop motion animations
 
Exhibition space: Hanging surrealistic photographs that are printed on transparency sheets to create depth for the viewer, projector screen to present stop motion animations
 
This space contains pieces of paper with text written on it, which are accounts of people who've had incredible and unique dreams. My portfolio and calling card is displayed at the bottom.
 
Surrealistic photographs printed on transparency paper &  pieces of paper with text written on it (which are accounts of people who've had incredible and unique dreams)
 
Exhibition space: Hanging surrealistic photographs that are printed on transparency sheets to create depth for the viewer, shadow boxes depicting dream-like scenes. (Idea sparked by the Jungian Shadow theory)
 
Shadow boxes depicting dream-like scenes. Idea sparked by the Jungian Shadow theory.
 
Shadow boxes depicting dream-like scenes. Idea sparked by the Jungian Shadow theory.
 
Stop motion animation: Blind photographer capturing the world we didn't know.
 
Stop motion animation: What happens when you wake up to find yourself in another dream?
 

....................................................................................................................................................................................

Thank you for visiting!

If you'd like to see more, please click "Follow" on the right!

And oh, if you like this project, please click on the "Appreciate This" icon below! =)

....................................................................................................................................................................................