When our favourite cake shop, Kki Sweets approached us to create a poster for them to bid farewell to their customers (temporarily) and their space of 4 years, who else better than letting the man do it himself? So we created a poster featuring the Kki's boss, with his trademark trucker hat and New Balance shoes.
James Teo, creative director at ampulets says this: "I was born the very year my family moved from a kampung into a HDB flat. Unlike my 6 older siblings, I do not have fond memories of growing up with chickens and pigs wandering about, or that secret thrill of eating fruits stolen from a neighbour’s tree. In fact, when briefed about the exhibition, I drew a blank for the first few seconds – “Local fruits? Do we grow fruits in Singapore?”
ampulets was commissioned to create a short animated documentary clip for "Living Well, Leaving Well", a part of the Both Sides, Now project that is taking place at the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital from 16 November to 8 December. Both Sides, Now is an immersive art project by Singapore theatre company Drama Box to get people to start thinking and talking about death and dying.
We are so accustomed to calling Singapore a “young” nation that we forget that this island has a longer and richer history than just the last 50 years. “From Another Time / 從新時光”, curated by ampulets, is an exploration of Singapore’s history, an attempt to look into our past in order to know better who we are as a democratic society today.
Each illustrator was asked to respond to a specific period in Singapore’s history, to re-visit or re-imagine the people, places, events or objects that define that period. Through their work, you will catch a glimpse of Singapore’s past. And in the process, maybe you will look anew at Singapore’s present or be inspired to dream about our future.
We received our Browsing Copy, City Squares, in the middle of last year. For days we flipped through the book, looking through all these city squares of the world. In the process, we started asking ourselves what exactly is the meaning of traveling to various parts of the world, seeing things beyond our little red dot...