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Resigning Mass

is an artwork by Tristan Lim in collaboration with Rafi Abdullah and Darius Ou, presented as a pair of 3D entities in video format and its exhibition catalogue.

Resigning Mass centres itself around a script compiled from conversational scenes found within various movies, forming a collaged conversation between two parties. This script becomes the material in which the project’s characters are literally and metaphorically shaped from, in their forms and lives. Narrative force essentially becomes literal, governing all aspects in which the character’s are presented. The characters have been ’pre-scripted’- they are forced to embody content written by others, puppets stringed along literary lines, with no control over the paths they take. (Credits — Artwork: Tristan Lim; Writing: Rafi Abdullah)

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ToNewEntities

is a creative studio that builds media worlds. With a focus on arts and cultural development, the studio celebrates imagination and creativity while leveraging on new media technologies to unveil new perspectives towards visual culture.

The identity of ToNewEntities (TNE) is a visual embodiment of its aspirations. Inspired by creation myths, the logotype is envisioned as an object-in-motion, churning and forming something new, otherworldly. The type renders itself typographically inside its letters’ counter-spaces and apertures, lines set within text leading — reflecting the studio’s operational interests in the latent spaces/gaps, blank states, unexplored potentialities. As a nod to TNE’s interests in pop culture as well as corporate cultures, the studio’s brand manual is designed with card album sleeve covers and inserts — highlighting the parallels between trading game cards and business cards as collected objects for different games of trade.