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Sunday, 31 May 2015

KASIH SEORANG TOKWAN. (LOVE OF ONE GRANDPA)


Lebih kurang setahun sebelum meninggal dunia, dia sentiasa menulis nama2 cucu dan cicitnya agar dia tak lupa. Sebab tu lah dia kini lejen dan 'superman' yg takkan dilupai sampai bila2. 

(About a year before he passed away, he used to write down for many times names of his grandchildren and great grandchildren in order not to forget them. Thats why he had become our legend and superman that will forever b remembered). 



MATRIX 2015 UMS

Dikongsi di sini beberapa projek pelajar tahun akhir UMS yg dipamerkan dlm MATRIX baru-baru ini. Tahniah semua!!!

(Shared here are several projects by thr final year students of UMS exhibited in the recent MATRIX.)


CATAN HIDUP / LIVING PAINTING (Part 2)
"Habitat", a beautiful and soothing painting with video projection by Suma Azri Suhumi (UMS, 2015). Awesome! 

As I have been envisioning this in my mind for quite some time, I stumbled upon this student's work. He thanked me for my 'Hijab Pelukis', I thanked him for cleansing my toxic eyes. Chanteeek encounter.



"Above the head"(2015) oil paint on canvas, by Teo Thuan Hong (UMS). Digitally-retouched by Kebun Jiwa Halus, with permission.


"Tangkal" (2015), Mohamad Rais Rashdan (UMS).

"Azimat Jerangau"(2015), re-interpretation of Bayu Utomo Radjikin's, by Mohamad Rais Rushdan (UMS).

Another drawing by Rais.

Ceramic installation by Wanny Shamsuddin

Paintings of cats by Amran Udi.

D.I.Y holographic video on ocean preservation by Jay Igath. 



RAHSIA MENADAH

Pada kedua tapak tangan ada byk tanda. Jom la tadah selalu, memberi dan menerima dgn syukur tak bertepian.


Garis yg terhasil dari gerakan titik pd hujung tangan ketika bangun semula dgn takbiratul ikram selepas rukuk (menggunakan 'motion capture').


Yg mengembang dan tersembunyi.


'Ba'.


Sumber dipetik dari kajian Phd Nur Zaidi.


81 + 18 = 99 
Asma'ulhusna.
(Dipetik dari kajian Phd Nur Zaidi).


Dari posting rakan fb.


Dari posting rakan fb.


"The Borrower of Light"(2003). Mana la tau, kot ada yg tanya "ada tak diterjemahkan menerusi karya?" 


Juga telah diterjemah menerusi visual ini sebagai sebahagian dari strategi penjenamaan-semula sebuah muzium & galeri (kulit buku, bahan2 promosi, hebahan, kad jemputan, poster dll). 


Komen dari Anderson Ee:

"Kebun Jiwa Halus - awesome bro -encourages awareness, also known as "giving and receiving mudra", throughout history - the open palm has come to mean openness, truth and honesty, a reminder that we cant hold on to anything, also aknowledges that we dont know the answers but are humble enough to ask or offering to others. Bear in mind, this position is very different than the position of "begging"."

Anderson Ee, as we scoop a pool of water on our palms before washing our face (as in ablution=ambil air sembahyang), we can see a pool of water in the shape of love. The picture is below is cover for the exhibition 'Takung' which I curated in 2004 at the National Visual Art Gallery.


Saturday, 30 May 2015

SI JANTUNG HATI : BAB 2 (MY SWEETHEART : CHAPTER 2)

Susulan beberapa kuliah dan bengkel Jiwa Halus : jagalah getaran kuantum emosi, ia mempengaruhi getaran fikiran. Teruskan ceria. 

Follow-up from several fine heart lectures and workshops : take care of our emotional quantum vibrations, they influence our thoughts. Stay happy.


Picture below: 
"Peta Jiwa"(Map of the soul), mixed-media on canvas, 2011. In case someone asked, "how did u translate your research into a painting", like during my recent talk. Sharing is caring, worait. 



Close-up. C the heatwave colours - anger, fear, disgust, anxiety, fuyoooo....toxic period. Do not copy this in your heart, bad wave ma!!!! But its ok to learn from it though. All is good. 

Picture below:
"Mendiri", mixed-media on plywood, 2010. Check out the heatwave range as comparison.?Love and happiness arising. Caya la, this one good vibes.


(Hearts are of four kinds: the heart that is clear like a shining lamp; the heart that is covered and tied up; the heart that is upside-down; and the heart that is clad in armor. As for the clear heart, it is the heart of the believer in which is a lamp filled with light; as for the covered heart, this is the heart of the disbeliever; as for the upside-down heart, this is the heart of the hypocrite, who recognizes then denies; as for the armor-clad heart, this is the heart in which there is both faith and hypocrisy. The parable of the faith in it is that of legume, a sprout that is irrigated with good water, and the likeness of the hypocrisy in it is that of sores that are fed by blood and pus. Whichever of the two prevails is the characteristic that will dominate.) 

From Imam Ahmad, narrating Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri witnessing the saying of Prophet Muhammad.







Blodd veins in the human's heart composited with an image of 'pohon beringin/budi' used in a wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performance.


TIADA MULA TIADA AKHIR (NO BEGINING NO ENDING)


Baca-semula Seni Islam dari sudut fizik, dgn al-fatihah buat guru saya Allahyarham Ismail Zain. Paradigma Anjakan-pulang. 

Re:reading Islamic Art through physics, with al-fatihah to my guru the late Ismail Zain. Shifting-return paradigm.


RINTIS 2015 (PART 2)

AWESOME DRAWINGS IN 'RINTIS 2015'.
By Tan Hui Bin.


AUGMENTED REALITY IN 'RINTIS 2015'.
Therapy for insect-phobic people by Azirul Hafiz. Beautifully-done, almost like an interactive painting or work of art on hp, yet with a therapeutic spin. Awesome fardhu kifayah, beyond gallery-paradigm. 


IMMERSIVE XPERIENCE IN 'RINTIS 2015'.
Justin Lye, proposes an immersive and visually xciting way (or spinning, because the VR spins according to your head), to promote places of interest in Penang. He also managed to secure a sponsorship for that VR headgear! Lu rocks brader!!!


LETS LEARN HOW TO PLAY A GUITAR IN 'RINTIS 2015'.
Notwithstanding few technical glitches, this is still a very 'lasyat' effort. Wa 'tabik spring' lu!!


EARING? IN 'RINTIS 2015'.
Its actually a hearing aid device for O.K.U, by Megat Safwan.  Ya I know, it has nothing to do with new media, but whathaheck, its too cool not to share ma!!


FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE? TABLE LAMP? WHATEVER! IN 'RINTIS 2015'.
Movable and motion-triggered LED By Thenmoli Thuluganam


RINTIS 2015.

Research and Innovation Towards Integration and Sustainability.

Several random highlights from the Final year projects showcase, School of the Arts, USM, 2015. 

COLA KEDAH DLM 'RINTIS 2015'.
Terkezut pakcik2 makcik2 kat Kuala Kedah tengok ni.


Muhamad Taufik Bin Kamarudin, tahniah atas usaha gigih menjenamakan-semula minuman 'kampung' ni utk audien sasaran anda.

MARILAH MENUJU KEJAYAAN, DLM 'RINTIS 2015'.
Oleh Nur Laila Fatin.





CERITA RAKYAT VERSI BUKU INTERAKTIF, DLM 'RINTIS 2015'. (Traditional folklore through interactive book, in 'Rintis 2015').
Tahniah, Saiful Amar. Kalau tak dpt keje, cari saya.
Pop-up plus projection mapping equal to awesomeness.

Sebagai perbandingan, satu contoh persembahan cerita rakyat menerusi gabungan media baru (projection mapping) dan diorama 3D oleh pelajar tahun akhir di UMS dlm 'Matrix 2015'. Perlu bergabung dgn pelajar yg mahir 'bercerita'.


Saiful Ammar Zainal, ni contoh karya saya tahun 2010. "Buku Api". Mana la tau boleh guna utk laporan projek nanti.saya tahun 2010. "Buku Api". Mana la tau boleh guna utk laporan projek nanti.


MAHSURI & LANGKAWI DLM 'RINTIS 2015'.
Komposit digital oleh Ahnaf H.
Ahnaf Hakimi ialah bakat yg perlu diberi perhatian.


TOYOL 'CUTE' DLM 'RINTIS 2015'
'Haunted house' versi 'kawai'. Duhai cik Pink yg comei, hampir setahun awak bela benda ni, dah selesai 'Rintis' nanti, tolong jgn tinggalkan dia di PPS ok.