Posts filed under ‘Exhibitions’
From 30 June to 14 July, Kong Chian Library hosted Project Lorong Buangkok, a multimedia exhibition created by a group of HCI students in conjunction with the National Heritage Board in order to create awareness of Singapore’s last remaining kampung and to discuss how the country’s heritage should be preserved.
Bryan Ow Yong and five other members of the MediaTech Club (mentored by Mr Lee Teck Kong) investigated Kampung Lorong Buangkok, and found out “first-hand from kampung residents about a way of life that is fast disappearing. Armed with digital SLR and video cameras, the team started gathering information and taking photographs at the location” (“Record of the rustic“, Straits Times, 18 Nov 2010).
Although the exhibition is now over, there are plans to make it a travelling exhibition. In addition, the group’s Facebook page and Wix website contain many more photographs both of the kampung itself and of the HCI exhibition opening ceremony.
“I Read, Therefore I Am”
Next week, 18-21 April, celebrate 2011 Library Week and World Book Day at Kong Chian Library!
On Monday, writer Dave Chua and artist Koh Hong Teng will conduct a Book Talk about adapting Chua’s prize-winning novel Gone Case into graphic novel format. In addition to discussing the challenges of adaptation, they will talk about other graphic novels and prose books that have influenced them, and the state of graphic literature in Singapore.
Tuesday will see two events: the Chinese Share-a-Book will be conducted in the Seminar and Conference Rooms, as an extension of the Chinese reading done during the Term 1 sabbatical week. The NLB Mass Book Borrowing will take place at Oei Tiong Ham Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Mrs Rosalind Lee will soon post the schedule for the lower sec classes on the EMB, and upper sec students are highly encouraged to drop by during lunch time.
The annual Scrabble Challenge will be conducted on Wednesday once again by Mrs Yeong-Loke Lai Fun and Ms G. Kalavathi, with the winners competing against students from the junior college to determine ultimate HCI Scrabble supremacy!
During lunch time on Thursday, the Young Editors Club will launch their new publication, an anthology of poetry and prose entitled TOWERHILL.Reclaimed. YEC members will be on hand to answer questions, recite poetry, and sell copies of the anthology; copies will be sold for $10 and all proceeds will go directly to the Disaster Relief Fund of the Embassy of Japan.
All week long, our afternoon Big Book Sale will be located in the Reading Area and feature a variety of titles; the money collected will go toward the Needy Student Fund. Also during the week, we will facilitate the Know Your E-Resources Online Quiz, the Lower Sec Door Wrapping Competition, individual class Book Swap, and a special exhibition of the winners from the Micro-Fiction Writing Competition.
Stay tuned here and at our official Facebook Event Page for up-to-the-minute details, and join us next week in the celebration of books and reading!
From Humanities teacher Mr Paul Ho:
From 10-16 February, HCI’s Humanities Department, together with Kong Chian Library and Nanyang Technological University, brings you Singapore Voices, an installation that transmits the personal memories and experiences of nine local residents from the 1940s to the present day, in their own voices. These stories are told in eight languages, some of which are rarely heard in Singapore today: Bahasa Peranakan, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka and Hainanese.
The NTU Museum led the interdisciplinary team, which included the faculty and students of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Divisions of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences jointly developed the content, in collaboration with the School of Art, Design and Media.
Singapore Voices is a multi-sensory and interactive exhibition that offers a unique blend of sight, sound and touch. The interaction design relies on two sensors built into each display, and placed at each portrait’s shoulder and palm. The visitor’s particular way of touching reflects a certain body gesture and underlying intention, and triggers a sound-file. The display’s plexi-glass pane acts as a loudspeaker membrane.
The speaker’s voice is heard with the ears, but also felt with the hands via the vibrations of the pane, reminding the visitor of the physicality of sound. Touch becomes a metaphor for the efforts to (re-)establish contact between people of different tongues, of different generations. Through these highly interactive elements, the exhibition helps to create for each visitor a unique experience constructed out of their own personal interface with the exhibits.
This exhibition is a rare opportunity for students of Hwa Chong Institution, and will only last for a very limited time; all are encouraged to visit the lobby at Kong Chian Library to interact with the installation and discover a deeper appreciation for our polyglot society.