Animating Singapore : the complex expression of Singapore's contemporary daily life and culture through animation
Goh, Wei Choon
Date of Issue2017
School of Art, Design and Media
This paper aims to investigate the complex expression of contemporary Singapore daily life and culture through the animated art form. This will be done a double-pronged research approach, utilizing a mix of theoretical and practical components. The theoretical research will investigate the complex expression of daily life and culture (Singapore and foreign alike) through case studies and literature about existing animated works, while the practical part attempts to create a film abiding by the observations gleamed from the theoretical portion, and vice versa. This practical component will focus on expressing the deeper, more complex aspects of Singapore daily life through the creation of an animated film, which will seek to express mainly the kaleidoscopic sociocultural landscape of Singapore through the depiction of people on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) railway. The paper makes the case that there is a shortage of complex, original and compelling animated expressions of the various aspects that make up Singapore's daily cultural life, and that such expressions can be deliberately achieved through conscious control of the components of the animated medium.
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Animation