Fun with Art and Bytes (FAB)
Fun with Art and Bytes (FAB) is a series of pilot workshops by artist collective Spang & Lei. With the aim of introducing digital, interactive art to primary and secondary school students, FAB teaches the application of coding skills in creative expression.
As a dynamic institution with a niche in Design Education, Pingyi Secondary School (PYSS) was the first school to engage their students in this programme. Under the tutelage of Spang & Lei, seven Pingyi Secondary 2 students who elected to participate in FAB learnt about coding and aesthetics. Through the course, they produced three artworks that not only showcased their newly learnt coding skills but also expressed personal and social issues that they wanted to share with a wider audience.
by Li Guotai & Zhang XiuYu
With the recent environmental concern of Singapore’s rise in haze levels, this artworks calls attention to the different causes of haze.
Combining simple electronics, physical buttons and on-screen interface, Haze Haiz highlights the attributing factors and consequences of haze pollution through a playful game. Visitors can attempt to lower in-game PSI levels when they successfully “capture” air pollutants.
An artwork with a strong local commentary on our pressing environmental issues concerning the youth.
by Amirah Irwani & Tang Zuqing
Two youths, one having experienced snow, while the other yearns for that experience. Lumi Frost stared with a simple notion; “experiencing” snow in sunny Singapore. Participants are encouraged to use webcams to control the stimulation and movement of snow projected on screen.
Lumi Frost is a artwork inspired by the student-artists’ youthful desire to control ‘their’ weather.
by Nazihah Bte Ahmed Khaja N. , Putriy Siti Rahmah & Tasya Nathanael
Inspired by Picasso’s cubism, and the simplicity of basic shapes, Pixelations sets off the process of distorting the visitor’s face after the individual looks into a camera. The visitor can simultaneously change the artwork through their voice, thus witnessing how shapes, colours, and vocal interactions can affect the final artwork.
Primary colours, basic shapes, and your voice!