3 Field Trips Summarized – Karin Lew

I went on 3 field trips throughout the semester and here is my summary of it! The first field trip was to the Red Dot Musuem, the second was Nguan’s Artist talk and the last was to a solo trip to a Makkoli Musuem. 

  1. Red Dot Musuem

This trip was enjoyable for me because the museum featured a lot of design innovations in everyday life and I was thoroughly intrigued!

Light installation that faded in and out in respond to Touch.
Really like this storage/coin box that features a seamless edge and muted pastel tones!
But my absolute favourite would be this fella robot here called Pudding. It looks adorable and is able to sentiently reply me in a conversation! Was shocked when i requested to take a photo and its face transformed into a camera screen!
I think we all enjoyed ourselves quite a bit. 

2. Nguan Artist talk

As part of the Singapore Photography Festival, Nguan, the photographer known for his trademark pastel, almost whimsical street photography of Singapore had his artist talk. Making use of festival pass from my Photojournalism mod, I went for the talk on a Saturday morning at National Design Centre.

I think what intrigued everyone was putting a face to Nguan. Unlike most creatives and artists who brand themselves through their work, Nguan remains to be very low-profile and humble. He later tells us that making himself recognisable especially in small Singapore, would make taking photos inconvenient for him and less naturalistic. 

Nguan mentions how his editing is intentionally pastel as he wanted to mimick a sort of childrens book but with darker undertones. His main influence is Steven Shaw. 
Some inspired Nguan-ified shots taken with Celine after the talk!

3. Makkoli Gallery

This was sort of grouped together with my practitioner exercise as well, I went to a makkoli gallery to find out more about the traditional Korean wine as well as try the workshop

The many different kinds pf packaging and flavors!
I thought this bottle design was pretty cool and intricate. 

We also got to try lots of makkoli in a different flavors > really an eye-opener

Overall, I’ve summarised the field trips and i had a great time in all 3 of them!

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