Artist Talk: Saturday 24 March 2012, 2-4pm
MM is a study of patterns in compositions and structures. An evolutionary development in the kwodrent series, the research project is centred around analysing, digitising, and experimenting with selected musical forms. The findings from the musical structures are translated into various formats ranging from hand-crafted to high technology works while playing with mathematical principles. The exhibition will feature research materials, developments, and formative prototypes in various developmental stages, materials, and configurations.
Grace Tan is an Associate Artist of The Substation and this work forms part of the Associate Artist Research Programme (AARP). Grace’s most recent work at The Substation was the installation Building as a Body (10 January – 28 March 2012). For more information about this installation please click here.
|About Grace Tan
Born in 1979, Grace Tan is a multi-disciplinary practitioner specialising in the area of wearable and spatial structures. With a formal training in fashion design coupled with extensive industrial experience, Grace founded kwodrent in 2003 as a dynamic design platform for research and application. kwodrent seeks to question and redefine the relationship between body and space while focusing on the transformative aspect of form, function and meaning. Her experimentations lead to new landscapes that blur the lines between fashion, fine art, architecture, and mathematics.
Grace regularly works in collaboration with practitioners from various disciplines to further the boundary of design. they include outr][rtno, farm, choy ka fan and surround, to name a few. In addition to her design career, Grace also teaches at the School of the Arts, Singapore. Her work has represented singapore during London Design Week, Melbourne State of Design, Venice Architecture Biennale, Taipei Design Week, Tokyo DesignTide, and the world expositions in Aichi and Shanghai. Her work has also been shown in Singapore at the Singapore Art Museum, 8q, Fost Gallery, and The Substation.