Makers Unravel: Chong Yan Chuah
MAKERS UNRAVEL: Chong Yan Chuah "27 Years of Lazarian Delights"
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2020
Venue: Malaysia Design Archive @ Zhongshan Building
84B, Jalan Rotan, off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
After 27 years of adventure in SOMIA.XYZ-G, a planetary system with three planets, two suns and three moons, he has returned to Earth and has brought to The Back Room the evidence of these adventures - objects, drawings, maps, and other ephemera.
“27 Years of Lazarian Delights” is a brief journey into an obsessive mind. From acid lakes to fiery planes, from suicide ceremonies to a cipher for a script, this explorer records it all with the precise eye of a scientist unwrapping the logic of a new system. In doing so, he takes the language of scientific knowledge and bends it to a world of fiction and speculation, reapplying these tools to fanciful and radical ends. The world the explorer captures is fantastical, but in its essence it is a project in seeing, pushing us Earthlings to reimagine life with eyes anew.
This event is a co-production with Back Room KL. Chong Yan's exhibition, "27 Years of Lazarian Delights" opens at The Back Room from 6pm-8pm after the talk. Join us there.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Chong Yan Chuah is a Digital Artist & Architect, a multi-disciplinary spatial thinker who builds imaginary worlds through film, drawing and installation. He studied architecture at Newcastle University and then at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, receiving the 2014 RIBA President’s Medals nomination and AA Scholarship.
He has worked for award winning architectural practices in London and Singapore and has given workshops in film and media at the Architectural Association. He has collaborated on film pieces with Unknown Fields Division and has had his own work exhibited extensively; including Noise Gifffest. Gillman Barracks, Singapore in 2019 and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London in 2018 and 2019. In 2017, Chong Yan co-founded Inferstudio, a design and media practice that reveals and crafts narratives of human societies through a diverse range of time based media and 3D environments.
Makers Unravel: A series of conversations where makers of design, architecture, visual arts, music, movement, craft, narratives and mash-ups share their approach, philosophy and practice of creating.
From 2nd February 2020 to 2nd February 2020
Malaysia Design Archive @ Zhongshan Building
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