Posted by: chunkaiqun | December 11, 2009

Components of the project

We decided that parts of the project needed to be accessible to students and so we used an animation to form the backbone of the project. A rather general narrative was developed and that being a land being destroyed and the students needing to help salvage the situation. The art workshops that were organised for the students then felt more like an important mission that they were a part of and their efforts amounted to a greater cause.

In the style of Choon Lin’s previous animations, where she usually worked without a fixed plot, and then incorporating materials and objects that she seen along the way, as the animation progressed, From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green featured artworks created by students, and they influence the making and development of the animation.

Sypnosis of From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green:

Part One: The Destroyed tells the plight of creatures when their land is being developed and Part Two: The Rebirth shows how it is being rebuilt with the help of hundreds of recycled toy figurines that is collected around Fukuoka.

Here is a breakdown of the project:

The backbone of the entire project

  • Animation titled From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green (Part One: The Destroyed  and Part Two: The Rebirth).

At the Lost in the City exhibition, National Museum of Singapore

  • Mainly an installation which altered the environment of the exhibition site, perhaps in the rubric of relational aesthestics.
  • From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green (Part One: The Destroyed).

At the Art Exchange Programme, 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan

  • From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green (Part Two: The Rebirth).
  • Art workshops with local junior high students where they created simple artworks using over 600 recycled toy figurines collected in Fukuoka. All the artworks were featured in the animation, and voice recordings of the students were also used as sound effects in the animation.
  • The animation was filmed on a miniature landscape that was constructed in Fukuoka. This landscape along with the toys were installed in a room where the animation were projected.
From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to GreenF

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