SPOKEN is HERE.
LAST MINUTE ADDITION: Eugene has created a giant replica of Jeff Koon's Balloon Dog, as well as an interactive game inspired by the vase-smashing legacy of Ai Weiwei.
CLICK here to see all posts related to SPOKEN, including bios of artists and writers.PRESS PHOTOS ARE AT THE END OF THIS POST. For the latest publicity photos, contact bookmerah (AT) gmail.com. About Eugene Soh About Stephen Black PRESS/PUBLICITY Department For Artistic Research(DFAR) Turtles, Laser Beams and Nicki Minaj (October 2014) Art Radar (HK) (September 2014) Time Out Singapore (July 2014) PRESS RELEASE SPOKEN SPOKEN, a virtual exhibition curated by Eugene Soh and Stephen Black, features an eclectic mix of twenty artists and twenty writers, including Stelarc, Vincent Leow, Yasumasa Morimura, Xu Xi, Sjon, Richard E. Elliot, Rui Ho An and Jamie Grefe. SPOKEN refers to the fact that the curators have spoken to the artists in the exhibition, a simple yet profound commonality. The venue for the exhibition is gallery.sg, the creation of Eugene Soh.
Additionally, the text pieces and more will be available in the e-catalogue for the exhibition.
SPOKEN launches on September 24, 2014. Social media will be used to create three tiers of awareness. The initial wave of publicity focuses upon the art,the artists and the virtual gallery itself, The second tier focuses upon the music, both the gallery soundscape and additional music by composer Tommy J. Finally, the results of the SPOKEN writers' lab will be presented. The virtual gallery concludes on February 14, 2015, though the ecatalogue and other online materials will remain available. A machinima animated movie is also now in pre-production.This link provides much more information about the artists, writers, curatorial concerns and more. This link provides the background on Eugene and Stephen's relationship to virtual reality, art and gaming. -Come back often (or sign up for updates) for news of artist's upcoming events, as well as interviews, videos and more.
Mel Araneta, David Black, Stephen Black, Christophe Charles, Paul Dodd, Andrés García-Peña, Morvarid K, Godwin Koay, Dan Lacey, Hans Lagner, Vincent Leow, Morimura Yasumasa, Paul Pereira, Kembra Pfahler, David Severn, Arleen Schloss, Eugene Soh, Stelarc, Lily Su, Liqing Xue,
September 17 Official launch
Closing: February 14, 2015
-An original concept by Eugene Soh, gallery.sg is unique, informative and entertaining.
-Visitors can easily walk through the gallery and chat with each other.
- inspired by the Hawkeye Crates Art Space in Brooklyn, the virtual gallery features numerous architectural details as well as a few surprises.
- the artworks were the starting point for the layout and the gallery was created specifically for them. Lighting and information displays are dedicated to each individual artwork.
-social media is used, as much as possible, not separate from the gallery, but interacting with it.
-a free ecatalogue is available
-The artworks are available for sale, prices upon request.
The official photographer/documentarist for SPOKEN is Rachel Minn Lee. Her book about Marseille and contact details are here.
Contact *Stephen Black email: bookmerah "at" gmailText, stories and memory are part of the SPOKEN experience. dfar and Clarence Aw Photo credit: Eugene Soh, dude.sg Photo credit: dfar and Clarence Aw Photo credit: dfar and Clarence Aw Photo credit: Nhung Walsh Photo credit: Nhung Walsh