durational performance and collaboration with Urich Lau
Église Saint Merry – Les Rendez-vous contemporains, Paris
Video documentation by Jeremy Chua
Life Circuit 2009 - 2015 , conceived by Urich Lau, is a live video artwork that becomes an extension to the artists' anatomy by using wearable gadgets reconstructed from industrial safety equipment – welding goggles, gas mask and earmuffs. In the venue of St-Merry, he will collaborate with Teow Yue Han whose work is entitled Projections. The two artists combine images that are captured by Teow Yue Han while walking up to the audience and mixing sounds that are recorded from microphones installed inside the church. Urich Lau forms thus a "circuit" between the audience, moving images and sounds replacing human senses in perception and expression.
Singapore Mon Amour curated by Lowave
durational performance and collaboration with Urich Lau
Verve Arts Fest, The Arts House, Blue Room
Life Circuit is created for a series of video performances and performance collaborations, using reconstructed industrial headgear, such as welding goggles, gas mask and earmuffs, as video and audio wearable gadgets. Using live-feed images and ambient sounds, the ‘circuit’ converts what is seen and heard into electronic video and audio outputs. The gadgets become an extension to the artist’s anatomy that alters human functionality and interactivity in the capacity of vision and voice, replacing human senses in perception and expressions. In Life Circuit 4.0, Urich invited Yue Han to perform together in a retrospective celebration of their 4 years of collaboration. Yet another art venue, The Arts House, becomes the circuit that transformed by live feed into electronic output.
Artist Talk of the two artist's collaborative works
Single Channel Video
The Substation Gallery and various locations
Performance in Frames: Fetterfield, 2012
Faces meet in cyberspace as the artist projects his face onto unknowing individuals from live chat websites. Screened investigates contemporary interaction between people - one that escapes and crosses boundaries, longingly mediated by the screen. These live video portraits document the intimate encounters where performative becomes performance.
“PERFORMANCE IN FRAMES” aims to explore the use of the body or the human condition as means of expression from the framework of live art, performance art or body art. Towards interactivity, intervention or integration within the form and elements of film and video.
Capturing the human subject in performances or actions is conventionally seen as a mode of documentation with an audience in view. In creating a video work, the human subject is purposefully recorded and is more aware to the form and elements of the moving images (and sound). The performance or the act is now a critical component to the formation of a video work when the body is represented as a subject matter. What possibilities will there be without the dividing line of artist and audience, stage and the space beyond?
How does the ‘act of performance’ correspond with the elements and technicality of ‘motion-in-frames’ that negotiate space, time and situation within a context? What does it mean to create a video work based on action and activity? How does the artist differentiate the work when it is made in recording, as opposed to a live performance?
durational performance, area around Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Projection VI looks into amateur photography in the urban landscape. A tourist site with frequent photographic activity is explored to unearth this obsessive desire to image places we have been to.
re-appropriated for Night Festival 2013
approximate duration: 30 minutes, NTU, Canteen A, 31 August, Wednesday, 5.00pm
“Can you help me take a picture?”
Countless images are created by the millisecond, thanks to the proliferation of digital cameras. What is the impetus for taking a photo? This work explores the act of photography as performance, uncovering the relationship between the cameraman and his subject matter.
photo documentation by Kelvin Atmadibrata
Performed at Vest & Page workshop, Fragile Limits
Intuitive performance with a torchlight to direct participation in a locked and darkened restroom.
Durational performance in collaboration with Urich Lau
Roving Artist, Night Festival 2010, curated by Ezzam Rahman
Orbital Cinema is a live video performance comprising mobile and stationary components. In the performance, all three elements of filmmaking will happen simultaneously: the filming process, editing and screening. Yue Han acts as the video-capturing “satellite”, and the car as the mode of display with Urich on the console, manipulating the output of the “film” – the work seeks to reinterpret the form and expression of conventional cinema, making it instantaneous and mobile.
Durational performance, Friday, 25th of March , 2pm - 4pm, NTU Canteen A
Participants are asked to read out a comment given to them by the previous person and will respond by writing one for the next participant. Clips are uploaded directly to Tumblr.
This experiment seeks to explore the recontextualization and misinterpretation in social media.
NOW! performance art event is an attempt to be against the routine of an academic system. Located in NTU, the event is organized by and for NTU community. Happening a week after the term break, when students are slowly getting into preparation of exams, this event aims to provide an alternative experience within the commonplace of the campus.
all photo documentation by Jason Lee
As part of Rooted in Ephemeral Speak (R.I.T.E.S.) #3
Curated by Lee Wen and Urich Lau
[Teow Yue Han works with film and photography, he experiments with ideas and manners of interaction and gestures, with a jab on the corresponding existence in live simulation of suspended imageries. Time in motion and the projection of light is relative – as a projecting image takes up time and space, it also expends energy and imagination. This process is taking place when the subject of the image hits on the surface of the object, where images are both physical manifestations and imprints of the imagined. In his own words, the work Projection II explores Freud’s theory of “psychological projection”. The artist participates in the creation of live images with the interaction of the audience (here, becoming his sitters), where projected images become relative, between the real and the imagined.]
*excerpt by curators
“RITES” is a cross-disciplinary platform that presents time-based performances, electro-acoustics improvisations, experimental music, performative art projects, artists’ talks and workshops and discussions on performance-related activities. Its objectives are to present an eclectic mix of performances that is informed by visual aesthetics, technological integration and conceptual integrity involving art making and the social and cultural contexts that are related to performances. It explores art activities that are spatial, the way in which performance is linked to cultural, ethnic and geographical elements in identity, and at the same time exploring how all these elements can be bound and related to the global, technological, cultural and economic shifts in our daily life.
As part of Release - Daily Life Action in Singapore
Proto-performance using a projector with pre-recorded footage of the artist going through a spectrum of emotions. Developing from the photographs, Projection explores the live aspect of psychological projection in it's raw stages.
Photo documentation: Kelvin Atmadibrata