Day 1Wednesday 28 July 2021, 16:30
The essay will talk about the forming of an artwork based on my personal take towards the topic of the digital age. Taken from The utopian cat:"cyber cat petting" fanatics' identity and fantasy, a writing that talks about the increasing phenomenon of people getting addicted to looking at cat images, it mentions a few reasons that contribute to the pros of Internet communication and of the human condition; forming habits, the need to feel connected, wanting to escape from reality. Relating the writing to gaming or social media within the digital world, the idea remains prevalent that the various forms of connections that humans have formed within the cyber-world has created a blurring dimension between the physical world and the digital world. Using the following idea as a starting point to explore how artists Sarah Choo Jing, Divagaar and Liu Jiayu uses digital mediums to explore different physical and digital spaces, I would then like to attempt and create a work that explores that concept of blurring boundaries between the two dimensions by experimenting with the materiality of sculptural forms.
Ang Xue Ning (b. 2000) is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art (3D Practice) of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2020. During her time at the institution, she is awarded the Woon Tai Jee Art Prize (First Prize) for NAFA's Fine Art graduating award, the Ngee Ann Kongsi Gold Medal 2020 and Harvard Prize Book 2019/2020. Xue Ning primarily works with 3-dimensional art forms. Her practice focuses on the exploration of materials in representation of the human conditions.