Category Archives: Unlocking With Ears

Unlocking With Ears: Stelarc

Unlocking With Ears: The Mitre

Actions speak louder than words....etc. How could how I have forgotten this incredible sonic, truthful, lonesome whistle beautiful life experience...? eosworld/Canon

Unlocking With Ears: Personal Explosion

Free music from Margaret Explosion Don't Wake Me video by Stephen Black   Assembly Line by Margaret Explosion, video by Stephen Black   MOIM Logo

Wall Clouding preproduction notes

Note: Wall Clouding was a working title; BEACH ROAD is the name of the finished project. Info about Beach Road is here.

What: Wall Clouding is a spontaneous act of filmmaking using the Aliwal Street area as inspiration. The Wall Clouding activities take place as part of Unlocking With Ears, Stephen Black's exhibit at the Museum of Independent Music Singapore.

Wall Clouding aims to be noteworthy on several levels, one being technical. Thanks to the support of Hiverlab, one video will be shot in 360 video. At the moment, drones are being researched, as well as 4K cameras. Through careful preproduction, it is possible to create with all of these formats.

Also, thanks to the support of the Museum of Independent Music, Wall Clouding will have access to professional recording facilities for musicians and voice talents.

The final film will likely be a short film of approximately 10 minutes long. However, there are exciting and unpredictable possibilities that will be explored. The goal is, however, to have finished work in hand at the close of Unlocking With Ears.

Who: Wall Clouding is being produced by artist/writer Stephen Black. He has documented the dance performances of Kazuo Ono, produced stories for Fuji TV, France 2, CNN, Cartoon Network and Fox and has collaborated with Kumiko Akiyoshi. Orchid Orchitect was a text collaboration with Michael Lee for the 2011 Singapore Biennale and 3how: the Riverwalk Session was a musical co-production with Amith Narayan featuring a variety of noteworthy musicians. Black is the author of several books, including the bestselling I Ate Tiong Bahru.

When: June 23- July 5, 2015 At the time of this writing , the exact days of shooting are not yet fixed. For the most up to date information, please check elsewhere on this blog or on the Wall Clouding Facebook page.

Support: Hiverlab, Museum of Independent Music and others soon to be confirmed.

If you are an actor, performance artist, musician, vocalist, designer or just interested in this project, please get in touch as soon as possible. A full pre-production schedule will soon appear in a separate blog post.


Unlocking With Ears

artwork for exhibition annpouncement

an exhibition event by Stephen Black at the Museum of Independent Music Singapore June/July 2015

UNLOCKING WITH EARS an exhibition event by Stephen Black Dates (to be confirmed): Summer 2015 Venue: Museum of Independent Music 1B Aliwal Street, Chenn Leon Building Tel: 8607 3534 Admission:4$ Description: Unlocking With Ears, will be an interactive experiment with VR/AR, as well as a workshop for moviemaking, sound production, poetry and writing. There will also be an informal retrospective of the sound and music projects Black has worked on in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York, including the activities of 3how. Stephen Black’s experiences with photography, video, installation, dance, theatre, music and writing all share a common element: spontaneity. Unlocking With Ears continues this approach. The project will change daily. Wall Clouding is the name given to the filmmaking aspect of the event. Note: an example of this approach resulted in the highly acclaimed recording 3how: the Riverwalk Session, which featured vocalist Wilson Goh and musicians: Bani Haykal, Amith Narayan and Curtis King. Unlocking With Ears on Facebook (exhibition) Wall Clouding on Facebook (filmmaking activities) #unlockingwithears   With the support of: ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------------------   For general information UWE For movie related information: