An artist-in-residency would enable Stephen Black's completed Ipoh projects, and new ones, to be shared internationally.
His research about Perak and Ipoh, his Ipoh/Perak multimedia projects and his international experiences as an artist and writer could be shared internationally. Although based on heritage, multiculturalism, natural wonders and food, the spirit of the artworks is forward thinking, especially in regards to technology.
In all cases, the artworks support the ideas of community, multiculturalism and the idea of "doing locally and thinking globally".
An artist-in-residency would allow the following existing projects to be publicized and further developed, in addition to new ones being created.
IPOH IDENTITY(PHOTOS + TEXT)
The first of several blog posts on the Ipoh branding project is here.
TT5 (AR DISCUSSIONS AND MORE)
Since opening in October 2017, TT5 is rapidly establishing itself as a destination for locals and foreign visitors.
YASMIN AHMAD MUSEUM at KONG HENG
Featuring the works of filmmaker and poet Yasmin Hamda, this museum is planning a project that would use AR to connect scenes from Yasmin's movies with their actual locations in Ipoh, by using AR.here are many possibilities here...
An interesting hotel with an excellent reputation among international budget travelers, the Abby Hotel hosted the Ni Art Week in 2016. It was also the basis for Stephen Black's 72 hour Facebook Live event and the surrounding area is featured prominently in the IPHOh: 38 iPhone Photos by Bubiko Foodtour AR project. The hotel's rooftop terrace offers the best spot to admire the sun setting over Ipoh.
SYMPHONY SUITES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Located near some of Ipoh's most impressive limestone caves and literally across the street from pomelo vendors and the Nam Thean Tong Temple, Symphony Suites was the location for another experimental 60 hour Facebook live event.
IPOH: 38 Photos by Bubiko Foodtour The world's first AR Photo Exhibition
Soon available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
IPOH: 88 iPhone Photographs by Bubiko Foodtour
Advertising and marketing to follow, as well as a print version. For now, the ebook version is available on Amazon.
NEW BOOK PROJECT
The author of eight books, Stephen Black is currently writing about the Ipoh area. The book combines research with personal observations and will be stylistically similar to i ate tiong bahru, which is a bestseller in Singapore.