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MANUAL

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THE EXERCISE

THE EXPERIMENTATION

THE EXHIBITION

THE BREIF

THE ANALYSIS

THE HEART FELT WORDS

THE CONCEPT

THE PROCESS

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THE EXER CISE

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11. 05. 12 LI M S I P I NG

Lim Si Ping came to give us, new media students, a talk. During that talked, she shared with us her work - �I M PERFECT�. The project was pretty similar to what we were suppose to come out with, both falls in the category of new media design. She went through with us on the process of how she got inspired and decided to come up with an installation that probes into the hearts of people nowadays with regards to their insecurities with their appearance. It was truly inspiring to know how she did her work and even managed to win awards for it. It also gave us a clearer direction on our concept - keep things simple. What we learnt from her was also that research is the most important as you have to understand the problem and find the best ways to tackle it.

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29. 05 .1 2 P HUN K S TUD I O W I TH W I LL I A M C H AN New Media student went down to Phunk studio to take a look at the “Transmission : Kaleidoscope” exhibition and also a talk from William Chan, one of the owner of Phunk studio. He shared with us his past experience in design and what his views to design. What we learnt from him was that a good design should be timeless. Even if it’s decades later, you will still find beauty and proud in that design. Don’t try to imitate a work with the current design style because that will look as ordinary as any other work around. Be different. You don’t have to compare your skills with others. Use what you’re good at.

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THE BRIEF

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TH E TH EM E “ TH E H APPI N ESS MACH I N E: PRO UD TO B E A SI NG APO REAN”

According to the happiness Index by our government in 2006, 72.5% were happy. In 2011 however, only 69.5% of our people are happy – A drop of 3.5%. Why? According to report, “we have an absolute obsession with work, money, and shopping, shopping, shopping - particularly for designer brands -- is the recipe for an empty life. And that's how most Singaporeans live theirs.” Is Singapore unique in any way? While Singaporeans are facing the challenges of change and competition, we have progressed, work diligently and being prosperous from what we reaped. Yet as Singaporeans we overlook the joy and proud as Singaporean - together embracing the spirit of nationhood. This project will serve as a platform for students to probe into the hearts of our island dwellers and rediscover the heritage as well as cultures of old and contemporary hence, develop an artifact to educate what makes us happy and proud to be a homegrown Singaporean. Each artifact must be able to communicate with the audience in an interactive and engaging fashion therefore information becomes delightful to decipher through new media art.

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THE CON CEPT

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K IAS IMI / kiah -

s ee-me e , `kia si Mi / A . hk 怕什么 p à Sê n Me

A . T h e re is noth ing to be af raid of B . Wh at is th e re to f ear S i n gap ore ans are k n o wn to b e Kia su, K i a si, Kia p aise h , a lways atte mp t to o u td o one anoth e r h owe ve r too sh y to a d mit. K IA SI M I ?! ch alle nge s t h e ir courage to p r oclaim such uniq ue v i r tue s of b e ing a Singap ore an in a ligh t-h e arte d f a s h ion.  So, kia simi (what’s th e re to b e a f r iad of )?

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1S T P R OP O SE D S OL U T I O N

The Do and Dare buttons. All it requires is one button to play. There are 4 stages that one has to clear. It would screen warnings which is to scare off the audience yet at the same time challenging them continue playing in order to proceed on to the next stage. After clearing each stage, there would be even more warning or captions probing the audience. Only the not so ‘Kiasi’ one will complete the game. The aim of this game is to challange Singaporeans to be bold and not be ‘Kiasi’, as long as he steps out of his comfort zone, he can enjoy and try something new.

Following on to the previous game, they can now proceed into the box. The walls of the box would be filled with graffiti of Singapore Lingos, like ‘Shiok sia!’, ‘Paiseh leh!’, etc. Right in the middle, there would be a speech stand. Anyone can say anything, everyone has the freedom of speech. They can complaint, to scold anyone that they’ve been putting up for ages, to compliment other people or to scream. The purpose is to let them destress, and not only so but because Singaporeans are so ‘Kia paiseh’, there are many things that they do not dare to say out. This is the chance for them to spill anything out.

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At the end of the experience, each can receive a fun pack. Inside the fun pack, there would be a pack of tissue paper for those who are ‘Kiasu’, they can ‘chopped’ for seats. There would be a paper mask for those who are ‘Kia paiseh’, you wouldn’t want anybody to recognise you. Lastly, there would be an ‘Amulet’ for the ‘Kiasi’, which will protect them from any harm. These items represnts the ‘Kia’ qualities well, it will constantly remind us of our unique qualities.


The outside of the box would just be a screen showing visualization of the game that the audiences are suppose to play. Surrounding the box would be sounds of people screaming and shouting. It is to create that creepy ambient so that it challenges the audience to be bold and play the game. There would be a rules and regulation board that guides the audiences on how to play the game, and all it requires is using one button.

The interior of the box would be filled with graffiti on all the walls, with our Singapore lingo like ‘Paiseh lah!’, ‘Shiok sia!’ and etc. Right in the middle would be a speech stand for the audiences to make any free speech. They can complain about their day, Compliment on random people, just scream their lungs out, and basically say anything that they want.

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This would be flash on the box everytime the game restarts. There would be warning signs place nearby to scare people and that to challenge people to play. Only people who are not ‘kiasi’ or ’kia paiseh’ would dare to give it a try and press the button once.

There would be caption stating “Please wait for the light to turn green”. However the light will never turn green unless the audience press the button. Impatient Singaporeans would press the button against and there would be captions coming out like ‘Faster leh” or “Walao so slow!” To move on faster, they have to press the button quickly.

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The next stage would be a sudden scream and scary faces would appear (probably our scary faces) to continue to scare them off. Only the brave ones would dare to proceed on.

The last warning to scare the audiences away.

The may enter the box once they clear all the stages.

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PROBLEM

It was not feasible enough as for this proposed solution, it would take up too much space. Space is a big factor to the exhibit. It also contradicts what we are trying to encourage the public. Thus we dropped this idea, and came up with another solution.

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2N D P R OP O SE D S OL U T I O N

The box is removed. It will be in an open space. There will be a speech stand whereby it allows the public to go up to it, put on a special treated mask. When he/she put it one, there will be hidden massage that he/she can’t see without wearing the mask. The hidden massage will be in a form of a pledge where he/she has to recite it, and after reciting, he/she will be able to cast aside their fears and gain happiness.

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PROBLEM

As it will be in a public space, Singaporeans will definitely be more constrained with their actions. It is less likely that they will go up to the speech stand and recite a pledge on their own. When one is alone, they will not have the courage to do something like this.

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FI N A L S OL U T I O N

The speech stand stays, however, instead of asking the participant to stand at the speech stand, they will join the standees. They will be surrounded by life-sized standees and made to put on the mask and watch the video. The pledge will be included in the video and after the whole process, the participant will be new borned and a new mentality is set in their mind - KIASIMI?! (there’s nothing to be afraid of).

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THE EXPE RIMEN n TAt

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Experiment 1: Free hugs

We offered free hugs to the public at places like Clementi Mall, Clementi Hawker Center, and Ngee Ann Poly. The responses that we got was: \ 10% of the public took the initiative to come up to us for free hugs. \ 30% of the public needs to be approached and offered the free hugs, then agree to receive one. \ 40% of the public was approached and offered but rejected the offer because the main reason to it was being shy and embarassed to receive a free hug. \ 20% of the public gave no expression or reaction or chose to ignore when we were walking pass them with our hug ‘Free Hugs’ banner. Thus, through the responses that we received, we realised that many of the Singaporeans are afraid of “losing face” if they were to accept free hugs from us in the public. Many did not dare to do it because too many others were staring at us, thus feeling embarassed.

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Experiment 2: Wave because it’s Friday!

We were holding up a board that says, “Wave because it’s Friday” and we walked around the food court in Ngee Ann Poly to see how many actually bothered to do a simple wave at us and actually dare to do it despite the crowd there. The responses that we got was: \ 30% of the people in the food court bothered to wave when they saw our boards and even shouted “TGIF!” back to us. \ 60% of the people in the food court simply saw our boards, gave us weird stares and then chose to ignore. \ 10% of the people in the food court were too busy eating to even realised our presence. Thus, through the responses that we received, we realised that many of them were not daring enough to even do a simple action such as wave. They were more concerned on being embarassed if they were to wave, they would gain stares from the others around them. Therefore, they were being Kia-si and Kiapaiseh.

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Experiment 3: Sing “下面的 男孩女孩看上 来!” and Wave because it’s Friday! This experiment was held in Singapore Poly. We were singing from above to the people who walks pass from below, a song that ask them to look up. Those who looks up would be able to see the board that we were holding from above that says, “Wave because it’s Friday!”. The responses that we got was: \ 70% of the people from below looked up and waved spontaneously. \ 30% of the people from below were either too engrossed in talks with their friends or they were simply acting as if they did not hear us calling out for them to look up. Thus, through the responses that we received, we realised that the responses that we got was better than the previous one. The difference between Experiment 2 and Experiment 3 was that one requires the audience to realise themselves of what is going on and the other is a more proactive approach to the audience by calling out to them to gain their attention.

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THE ANALY SIS

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SING APOREAN x AFRAID OF LOSING OUT

AFRAID OF EMBARRASSMENT

AFRAID TO DIE

Singaporeans fear to be on the losing end, thus they tend to be competitive towards one another. For instance, the high level of Kiasuism in working place, in schools, in public transport and basically everywhere in Singapore. They are so afraid of losing to the extent that they compete everywhere and this causes many to be unhappy due to the high level of stress.

Fellow Singaporean are also fear to show their true emotions and actions because they fear of embarassment. For instance, many Singaporeans tend to have a poker face on them. Most of them are unfriendly and unapproachable because they fear of being put in shame if they were approached to do something such as asking for free hugs from strangers but being rejected because many felt that it is embarassing to do something like that on the streets when all eyes are on them.

Also, Singaporeans fear to die, thus they would take extreme means to avoid risk. For instance, parents applying for tuition lesson for their child, as early as the during kindergarten, where the child should be enjoying their childhood at the playground instead of the tuition centre, facing books. They perceive that the more education and knowledge their child receives, their child will have a bright future. However, they do not realise the high level of stress and unhappiness that is gradually accumulating within their child.

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THE PRO CESS

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KIA S IM I S P EECH S T AN D 3 cartons - steal from Sheng Siong + 234 packets of “Soft Pocket Tissue” - buy from Shop n Save + 4 shoe boxes stealfrom Vans + 1 litre of white paint - steal from home + 1 can of spray mount - buy from Artfriend + 1 masking tape + 200 ml of elephant glue

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1. Stack 3 cartons together. 2. Use masking tape to hold the cartons together. 3. Paint the cartons white.

4. Use masking tape to hold the 4 vans shoe box together in a C shape. 5. Paint the shoe boxes white.

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6. Cover the 4 surface of the cartons structure with spray mount. 7. Paste the tissue packets one by one, in order.

8. Attach the shoe box structure on top of the carton structure to create the latch. 9. Use elephant glue to glue the surface of theshoe box to the carton top. 10. Leave to dry. 11. KIASIMI speech stand is completed.

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KIA S IM I S T A N D EE

6 (200 cm by 70 cm by 1 cm) plywood board - steal from Workshop 2 + 1 Life size stencil + 1 Jigsaw + 9 short standee + 4 tall standee + 3 litre of white paint - steal from home

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1. Print out a life size stencil of you standee.

2. Go find Ricky for plywood boards. (Warning: Must wear shoe when you enter the workshop.) 3. Trace the outline life size standee onto the plywood.

4. Loan a jigsaw from Ricky. 5. Jigsaw your standees from the planks of plywood. Takes approx. 3 days to jigsaw 13 standees.

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KEEP CALM AND JIG SAW ON

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6. File the edges of the standees to make them smooth and nice. 7. Sand the surface of the standees to make them smooth and nice.

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8. Jigsaw 9 60cm by 40 cm planks for the base of standees.

9. Jigsaw 30 triangular wood blocks for the support between the standee and the baseboard. 2 triangular blocks to 1 standee.

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10. Use a staple gun to fix the support of the triangular blocks in between the standee and the base.

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11. Standees are now standing upright on their on.

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KIA S IM I MASK

50 mahjong paper buy from Popular + 2 packets of red transparent glass paper - buy from Popular + 200 pieces of A3 printed KIASIMI pattern - buy from Popular and print in studio + 2 cans of spray mount - bought from Artfriend.

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1. Cut-out 77cm by 35cm of paper from the mahjong paper. Each mahjong paper can cut out.

2. Spray mount the A3 printed papers onto the cutout mahjong paper. Each mahjong paper needs 2 A3 paper.

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3. Once you are done pasting the A3 paper onto the mahjong paper, place the stencil at the bottom left hand corner of the mahjong paper. Trace out the holes and rectangle onto the mahjong paper.

4. Cut-out the traced lines on the mahjong paper. 5. Cut-out pieces of squares from the red transparent glass paper. 6. Stick 1 piece of red transparent glass paper on each side of the hole. (Note: stick on the blank side, not the printed side.)

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7. Fold the mahjong paper into a paper bag. 8. The paper mask is now ready to be worn!

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KIA S IM I V ID EO

15 Human in red clothings + 5 hunks + 15 KIASIMI Mask + 1 DSLR + 1 Tripod + 1 iPhone + 2 crew - 1 as instructor; 1 as director + 1 carpark + 1 church + 1 kopitiam

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1. Gather people to dress up in red clothings. (Tips: Church will be the best location as that’s the easiest place to gather a crowd.) 2. Brief them on what they will be doing. Make sure there is someone there to guide them. 3. Arrange their standing position according to height - shortest infront, tallest behind. 4. Have a instructor standing infront of them, behind the camera to do the Kiasimi action to ensure uniformity. 5. Record the video for 30 sec and move on to other 2 location to do the same action.

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6. Gather 5 hunks at a quiet place to do the voice recording for the video. (Hunks preffered to achieve better sound quality in terms of patriotism.) 7. Handout to each on what they are suppose to say. 8. Prepare your iPhone recorder. 9. Start recording. Make sure they shout like there’s no tomorrow, to ensure better clearity in hearing.

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10. Edit video. 11. Put on the mask while editing to ensure that the red masking effect works.

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KIA S IM I P R O J ECTO R S T AN D 1. Mobile book shelf - steal from studio 2. Allen key 3. 1 litre of white paint - steal from home 4. 2 can of white spray paint

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1. Unscrew the 3 remaining box from the stand and leave only 1 on top. 2. Lay newspaper on the floor and lay the stand flat onto it. 3. Remove the box from the stand. 4. Spray the stand with the can of white paint. 5. Paint the box with white paint.

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6. Test the distance and height needed to project the video. 7. Screw the box back to the stand. 8. Projector stand is completed.

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KIA S IM I BADGE

1 peice of 60 cm x 45 cm X 0.5 cm balsa wood board - buy from Artfriend + Laser cut machine + 1 packet of badge pins - buy from Artfriend + 1 Gorilla glue - buy from Artfriend

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1. Create illustration of the badge in illustrator. Make sure artwork is clear. 2. Head down to W2 to look for Jeff. 3. Layout the artwork in the computer. 4. Send to print in the laser cut machine’s software. 5. Open the laser cut mashine’s software. 6. Adjust the engraving settings - the level of depth of the engraving. 7. Place your wood board onto the machine. Ensure that the board is flat. 8. Press play to start the engraving.

9. Collect the fully engraved badges from the machine.

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10. Paint the back of the badge red.

11. Glue the pin onto the back of the badge with gorilla glue. 12. Leave to dry. 13. The KIASIMI badge is ready.

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KIA S IM I CR ES T

1 peice of (20cm by 20cm by 0.5cm) red opaque acrylic - buy from Artfriend + 1 peice of (20cm by 20cm by 0.5cm) clear acrylic - buy from Artfriend + Laser cut machine + 1 Gorilla glue - buy from Artfriend

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1. Create illustration of the badge in illustrator. Make sure artwork is clear. 2. Head down to W2 to look for Jeff. 3. Layout the artwork in the computer. 4. Send to print in the laser cut machine’s software. 5. Open the laser cut mashine’s software. 6. Adjust the engraving settings - the level of depth of the engraving. 7. Place your red acrylic onto the machine. Ensure that it is flat. 8. Press play to start the engraving. 9. Collect the fully engraved crest from the machine. 10. Engrave a cirle using the clear arylic. 11. Glue the red acrylic to the transparent acrylic using gorilla glue. Red acrylic infront, clear acrylic at the back. 12. The KIASIMI crest is ready to be attached infront of the speech stand.

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KIA S IM I S ILK S CR EEN B AG 20 yards of red cloth (approx. 60 bags) - buy from chinatown + 1 sewer + 1 sewing machine + 10 pieces of paper (water-resistant) + 1 silk screen + 1 bottle of white silkscreen paint

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1. Sew the bags. Call 96677252 for guidance in sewing.

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2. Laser cut the text to be printed on the bag using paper. (Note: the school’s laser cutting does not allow cutting of plastic thus, paper is used as the stencil instead.) 3. Cut a few stencil for each version as paper stencil is more fragile after a few prints. Change the stencil after 5 prints to acheive best print.

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4. Silkscreen onto bag.

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5.Leave the bags to dry.

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6. KIASIMI bag is ready to be carried around.

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KIA S IM I T R IAL RUN 8 feet by 8 feet space + 9 standees + 1 projecter stand + 1 speeach stand + 1 standee screen + 1 projector + 1 Macbook + 1 guinea pig

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KIA S IM I MO V IN G + S ET U P DAY 2 mover + A few hunks along the way + 1 trolley

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Set off from T1441 to Admin Building. Moving the individual standees 2 each trip.

Greatest obstacle stairs. Thus, we had to take the longer route to get to the admin building.

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But, when we reached our destination. There were stairs that we couldn’t avoid in order to get to the admin building. We cried out loud but, in the end, still managed to bring the standees up to our exhibition space.

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THE exhibi tion

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EXHIBITION X SP ADMIN

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6 - 10 AUG 9AM - 5PM The first exhibition was held at Sp admin block. It was also part of our final assesment and we presented to seven lecturers. The exhibition was held for five days and there were more than 100 people who participated in our exhibit. It was interesting to observe how people react and interact with our exhibit. Some people would just walk in and not know what to do, some would spontaneously wear the mask and recite the pledge together, while some focuses on taking photographs with the standees. During the exhibition, there are people who starts hash tagging #kiasimi on instagram.

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6 - 10 AUG 9AM - 5PM On 8 Aug, 50 guests from the industry, alumni and friends were invited to our exhibition. Old times favourite snacks like Kachangputeh, and kickapo were prepared for these special guests. Many who attended were spontaneous enough to participate in our exhibit and were curious on how we came out with the idea and the process of making the standees. We also got to know people from the industry like an editor from Nu You magazine.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ We recieved quite a few media coverage. We appeared thrice on newspaper, on radio 1003 fm, and on social media, facebook. It was quite a shock when we realise Bugis+ gave us two media coverage on New paper and My paper. In the morning of the first day of the exhibition, a reporter and photographer from Lian He Zao Bao surprised us. He interviewed us and write an article about Happiness Machine which was published the next day. An auntie who came was really excited and asked about the peculiar toilet she heard from 1003fm. The media coverage definitely helped us attract some crowd to the exhibition.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ We move our exhibit on the night of 19 Aug. The movers came around 8pm and we loaded our exhibits on the lorry and off we go! We reach Bugis+ at around 9pm, however we could not set up our exhibits until 10pm. When our standees arrived, it attracted some curious onlookers. Some people came and asked what we were doing and a family even took photos with the standees before it was set up.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ At 10pm sharp, we started setting up our exhibit, but soon some problem arised. We forgot to bring our Projector and Dvd Player which was crucial and had to go back to school to take it. It was a big mistake! Lesson learnt: Check to see what needs to bring! Ask if unsure. After retrieving it from school we went back and it was around 12am.We had to quickly set-up but another problem arises. The Dvd player could not stop flickering because the power source is not enough. It was our mistake that we didnt check if it could play in school. In the end, we brought another Dvd player to try the next morning. However there were some problem with the format of the disc and it couldnt play. Without a choice, we had to leave our Macbook to play the video. We make sure both the projector and the macbook was secured so that no one could steal it. Very important lesson learnt: Always check to see if everything works. Dont risk!

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KIA SIMI

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ The first day of the exhibition attracted a big crowd, probably because it was a holiday, many people came. Surprisingly, there were some industry people who came to approach us and seems quite interested to collaborate with us in the future. Someone from Bottega Venata even offered us internship. It was nice meeting people from the industry and getting a bit of recognition.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ We realised that our exhibits were really popular with the kids. Maybe because kids are the most fearless . They do not care about being paiseh or whatnot. They focus on doing things that makes them happy. All of the kids were very willing to wear the masks, and even help us promote by walking in it around the mall. However, they are also one of our concerns. We were afraid of them running around and knocking down the projector and macbook. So we had to tape down the stand to sort of secure it in case any kid knock agaisnt it. We were lucky that the no one knock against it, but the little ones are depleting our paper masks rapidly.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ Due to time constraint, we could not produce a lot of paper masks as it is very time consuming to make one mask. So in the end we only have around 140 masks. We intended to only place 20 masks per day, however the masks ran out really fast. Insist of putting 20 masks at one go, we tried putting 3-5 masks each time, but still it runs out quickly and we have to replace it continously. Next, we tried putting only one mask, it was better this time, people would place it back after using it, however there was this uncle who misunderstood it and nearly took the bag away. In the end, we decided to not place any masks there but let the people take the masks from the standees, and all of them were kind enough to place them back as it was.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ On the last day of the exhibition, many of our tissue packs were being taken off. Because there were no mask place inside the take one la bag, many people misunderstand it as take one tissue pack, thus many tissue packets were missing. My fellow newd mates who were curating the exhibition tried to replace them, however it still gets stolen. So they removed the bag from the speech stand. Luckily it was the last day of the exhibition and that we had spare tissue packets to replace the msising ones.

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EXHIBITION X BUGIS+ During the exhibition, we also promoted our hash tag #kiasimi to the public. Asking them to hashtag us on instagram. However many of them do not use instagram, and only a few teenagers who have instagram hash tagged us. The next time we could probably promote twitter as more people uses twitter.

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SOCIAL MEDIA X INSTAGRAM We started hash tagging #kiasimi on instagram to document our process of development. Some of our friends who took photos of our process helped us hash tagged too. During the exhibition at SP admin block, some one started hash tagging #kiasimi on instagram. We were surprise to see that and we thought why not let people use this platform to see other people who has participated. Thus we started to promote our hash tag and we achieved 52 hash tags!

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THE heart felt words

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New media was very fresh and foreign to me. I was very uncertain before putting this as my first choice. However I had lots of fun and certainly enjoyed the whole process even when though we were always rushing for time. New media had taught me a lot. Firstly I learned to fully utilized our school workshop and laser cut machine, always be thick skinned enough to ask people for help and to be resourceful (All thanks to Hakim!). Looking back I was quite amazed that it actually took us less than 3 weeks to build the installation and prepare for the exhibition. It was my virgin experience to cut a huge piece of plywood using the jigsaw-cutter. I taught it would be tough but it was easier than expected. Just that it consumes a lot of energy but manually filling the sides of each standee is much more tedious. We found the Sander machine later, which made our lives easier. However it was not possible for us to complete everything within a week, and because the workshop would be used by DID mates, we had to move everything to Melissa’s dad factory. Thanks to him, we were able to complete building the standees within the three days.

The major problem we faced was the usage of laser cut machine. It was heavily used by the DID people, all the slots were booked and we don’t even stand a chance to use it. We had to plead the DID mates to let us use but it was to no avail. In the end, Jeff was really kind to help us cut whenever there are free slots. Although we only manage to cut around 140 badges, it was enough to last us through the exhibition in school. This was the first time we can exhibit our work, not only in SP but also in Bugis+. Even though we had to put extra efforts to prepare for Bugis+, I feel that it was all worth it. Initially I wasn’t certain if we were good enough to be exhibited in the public. However, with the media coverage we received, and other lecturers’ support affirm us. It was comforting to see the crowd who attended and partici-

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pated with our work. Many had a good laugh and took photos of themselves wearing our paper masks. Although the past five months had been a hectic, it was really fun and it definitely gave me a clue on what I want to major in future.


Time was definitely not with us but we are proud that we managed to finish everything on time. As DVMD students, we were always facing the computer to get work done. However, this project was different. We had a lot of hands on. We went to the workshop for the first time and even used a jig saw to cut wood. We were so intimidated by the fact that we have to cut out 13 wooden life size standees, but still took up the challenge and became an expert in jig sawing wood. We had to be very thick skin to go around doing our experimentations on people, see their reactions. It was definitely a break through for me as I felt that I became more daring to approach strangers after walking on the streets with the free hugs board and also, singing to strangers.

Reflection Still can’t believe that this project took a total of 6 months to complete. Conceptualizing and research took us the longest whereas the execution part was easy. What I realized was that it was good to spend more time in conceptualizing and research so that we know what we are the components that we would like to include in our installation.

That long period of time was definitely dreading because Isabelle and I can’t wait any longer to start the hands on part of the installation. However we had to confirm our idea, before we start on anything else. We went back and forth to the lecturers for consultation with different ideas that we’ve came up with, but got a lot of questions on how feasible each idea can be. That made us realizes that an idea should be given thorough considerations before carrying out. When we finally confirmed our idea, we were just left with 4 weeks to execute out the whole installation.

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We also came in touch with the laser-cutting machine, silkscreen, sewing, painting and projection. It was a great exposure to different mediums in creating our installations. Another learning point from this project was that we became more resourceful. This project requires us to buy a lot of materials, in order to save some cost; we recycled many things. We definitely benefited a lot from this module and never regret this decision of taking up this module.


Kiasimi?! Manual  

This publication consist of the conceptualisation and execution of the Kiasimi?! installation, and the documentation of the making process.A...

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