It has been pretty quiet from our side lately, save for the few Writeboard sessions we’ve been working on in collaboration with Esplanade.
And we apologize for that.
In case you were wondering, we’re still very much alive. Here’s proof:
It has been close to a year since we launched our website officially, with the first episode, Bread and Butter, for the Unseen/Unsaid series. Come 29th June 2012, it’ll be exactly a year since that conceived. Much has changed. We have graduated from school.
How have we been doing? And what are our plans in the near future?
Singapore has also evolved in terms of urbanization. Certain buildings and spaces are no more. But such is the transience of many things in the world.
We have been conceptualizing about a number of upcoming content for the site and to say that we are excited at how things are looking is an understatement.
1. Recap of Unseen/Unsaid series and potential DVD launch
Looking back at the episodes, many of the stories encompassed trades and places that may not be around right now. The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is a prime example. Jeremy, Song and myself were having a chat about the rapid urbanization in Singapore some time back and we exchanged interesting viewpoints on the situation. Because of the time invested during the filming of the episodes, we felt that the brief episode summary in each of the Unseen/Unsaid post was not justifiable of the bigger topic we strove to tackle. We want to explain more about our thought process when we came up with the stories to tell in each episode.
In addition to this, we are keeping our fingers crossed in the hope that we have the good news to be able to push out a DVD collection of the series.
In conjunction with our recap of the Unseen/Unsaid series, we have been invited by SightLines Productions to their sophomore stage play of “Boom”. “Boom” captures influences from the controversy surrounding recent urbanization plans in Singapore, such as the exhumation of Bukit Brown Cemetery and the demolition of Rochor Centre. We have five pairs of tickets to give away so look out for that one in the coming days.
3. SHINE Youth Festival 2012
The National Youth Council got in touch with us and were interested in our Writeboarding concept and wanted to use that as an initiative to spearhead the SHINE Youth Festival campaign which officially launches on 30th June 2012. We have been busy out on the streets ala Writeboard style to get youths to pledge their aspirations and hopes. Look out for this one!
4. Riding on Landscapes
We love riding our bicycles. Clean, reliable, free. Jeremy and Song proposed for a project where we would be cycling around landscapes in Singapore to photograph. We are not yet sure of the initiative but here’re some examples from Jeremy’s cycling escapades in his Punggol village of what we intend to do. It’ll be exciting and we will definitely be providing more updates. Just bear with us at the moment as we try to get everything in place.
5. Capitol Building Feature
A good friend, Banglin and myself shot a short video at the Capitol Building sometime last year but never got down to releasing the video. We are looking at it again and exploring the potential of a short tribute to Capitol Building, another iconic landmark that is a victim of urbanization.
6. Spotlight: Liu Yuhong
I met Yuhong whilst dabbling in film photography. Extolling the goodness of film, Yuhong has an extensive collection of cameras, and photographs to vouch that his craft goes beyond simply collecting cameras. He has an excellent album succinctly entitled ‘Old Places’ which documents, well, old places. Expect images of national ‘monuments’ like the National Stadium in her final days of glory, as well as the Victoria Theatre. Pretty excited for this one.
7. Rediscovering Signs
Jeremy is currently exploring the rediscovery of signs. He is collaborating with his primary school buddy, Don Chia, who is an accountant by day and a freelance designer by night, to come up with a series of revamped symbol signs. According to him, he intends to bring the sexy back to signs if they are even sexy to begin with. Nonetheless, here’s a sneak preview and hope that more designs can come out from the duo.
That’s all, folks. At least for now
We are definitely looking forward for the second half of the year and we hope you all will join/continue this journey with us on rediscoverSG!