11/08/2015

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? @ The Substation 2009

Plain and simple, Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER [wiki] had changed my sci-fi worldview since I first laid my innocent peepers on it (and influenced me thereafter til this very exact moment, and I suspect even beyond), and to find out about the Bladerunner-themed ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ artshow at The Substation, was an absolute thrill for me personally, and I reckon quite a stroke of brill, IMHO! (I know I'm not an artist but how the heck can I get on the show, darnnit?)

ELECTRIC-SHEEP

This show brings together 20 artists from a range of disciplines including product design, interactive media, graphic design, photography and illustration. Curated by Steve Lawler aka Mojoko, the show exhibits thru December 1st, 2009. Most of the artwork are available for purchase. After the show ends, there are tentative plans to move remaining exhibits to The Loft @ Haji Lane (TBC) and if you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork shown, email Steve at steve@kult.com.sg for inquiries.

Do yourselves a favor and drop by the exhibition, gawk and take a walk down those wet rainy neon-lit memory-streets, and purchase some art. But if you cannot make it to the show, CLICK THRU to peep slideshowed-snaps & quickie-videos :)



[13 x images of Gallery-Exhibit Space @ The Substation
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A deceptively stark display gallery which belies the solitary mood of the classic epic (or rather the loneliness of Deckard, IMHO) heightened by the color-tinged lit fluorescent tubes at corners, and predominately at Mystic Vintage fashion-skeleton installation (peep slideshow at bottom of post), lends a slight cackle of electricity in the air, well, as the very least my own anticipation for the show (and of course, lurve for the Ridley Scott-classic).

I would hazard to say having the movie soundtrack by Vangelis subtly pumped out would be fab (but yes, perhaps a tad overkill) ~ but instead a television playing the movie DVD at the window area at the far end of the gallery works effectively in conjuring up the mood for sum Replicant-lurve (and there will never be a Replicant-Rachael like Sean Young). Now, enough of my cyber-twaddling, onwards for the artwork and installations on display!


[16 x images of artwork & installations by the artists listed below
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ANDROIDS-01


[6 x images of Customized-Sneaks by HYPETHETIC
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[20 x images of artwork & installations by artists listed below
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ANDROIDS-02


["Vvoight-Kampf Lamp" installation by Andy Yang]


[7 x images of "Silent Auctilon" by Wrecker Tike / CLICK for full-screen viewing]


[Artwork by Mojoko]


[4 x images of Mystic Vintage's installation / CLICK for full-screen viewing]


ARTIST FEATURED INCLUDE:
- X.O.T.L / BRICK / ANTZ / Horrible / Djohan Johari / HYPETHETIC / Crossville / WINNMILLS / Race Krehel / Oats & Sparkle / Snatch Thieves / Woon Chi / Paysketch / Serene Wong of t43 / VECTORSCUM / Mojoko / Ming / ZXEROKOOL / MINDFLYER / Mystic Vintage / Brandon Tay / Random Sunday / Eeshaun / Wrecker Tike / SILNT / WYXMM


ADDITIONAL LINKS:
- ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ Facebook-events page
- Images of both artwork and gallery-space posted on my Facebook here + here

DISCLAIMER: Most of the images here have been brightened in photoshop (becoz my camera + photography-skills sucketh) and may not represent 100% of the actual artworks nor existing gallery conditions. So do yourselves a favor and drop by the gallery and experience them for yourselves (before the show ends on December 1st, 2009!)

[ Originally posted Nov 2009 ]

Video Art piece by Brandon Tay, made for the ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ ~ an exhibition based on the film Blade Runner [blogged] ~ currently on show at The Substation, Singapore (exhibits thru December 1st / tagged). Brandon-adds: "My piece is based on the VK test in the film, and themes of genetic memory."
WHO-IS: "Born in Singapore but trained in Melbourne, Brandon Tay is a motion designer, director, art director and installation artist based in Singapore. He is currently affiliated with Melbourne music video collective KROZM, and Singapore motion design studio CAPT Associates. His work with KROZM has been featured in Desktop Magazine Australia (March 2008) and has been included in the Portable Film Festival 2008." [Description via Mographwiki]
almost-famous.tv covers the Blade Runner-inspired ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ group art show @ Substation (circa November / TRE-Coverage) ~ featuring soundbytes from artists Winne Goh and Jonathan Leong aka ZXEROKOOL.
PRESS: "See how 20 Singapore artists have been inspired by the movie Bladerunner. The seminal movie has inspired and influenced artists since its release in 1982 and continues to be a classic cult film crossing several genres. This show brings together artists from a range of disciplines including product design, interactive media, graphic design, photography and illustration. This group will be creating a cross between a pop-up shop and an exhibition where all sorts of work inspired by the movie will be up for sale at “The Substation” this coming November. Witness some of these inspirations in a series of 2-D to 3-D artworks all created for this specific showcase. Artwork that will be available include limited edition jewellery pieces and design objects from Singapore’s most exciting new wave of underground and emerging artists. Sound designers will create tracks specifically for the event, There will be customized trainers, Sunglasses, graphic prints and other pieces which are not so easily categorized … These pieces will be for sale in exclusive limited runs."
WHAT: Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 8:00pm to Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 8:00pm WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore Source: Facebook Events

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