Artwork Title: 29:29

Name of Artist: Ellen Tay, Er Kia Hui and Quek Jia Liang

School: Yishun Junior College, Millenia Institute, Boon Lay Secondary School

Possible Guiding Questions for Discussing Art

Possible lesson ideas for making art
  1. Observation Time 
  • On the piece of post-it provided, write down the description for one of the spaces depicted in the work which you can best identify with.
    1. What are the sounds you hear?
    2. What is the temperature like?
    3. How big is the space? Is it an open area or enclosed space?
    4. Is there anyone else with you? Who are you with?
    5. What other objects are in the space?
    6. What are you doing there?
    7. What can you smell?
    8. How do you feel being there?
  • Why do you think the artists choose to depict these spaces?
  1. Interaction Time
    • Think-pair-square – in a group of four:
    1. In pairs, describe your chosen different ‘space’/’frame’.
    2. In fours, create a map of association or similarities or diverging differences to the chosen ‘space’. Consider the actors in the space – people, animals, and objects.
  1. Personal Reflection Time – respond to this” “How do you define rest and peace, within the confines of school grounds/neighbourhood surrounding the school?”. Create a map of associations for your response.
  1. Art-making Time
    • [In class] Explore these video techniques:
    • time-lapse
    • slow-motion (some handphones/tablets have up to 240fps)
    • establishing close, medium and long shots
    • creative camera angles (framing with objects/shooting through objects; high or low vantage point; snail view)

Students will explore video-editing capabilities of their mobile devices, or have access to basic video editing software in the school’s computer labs.

Elegant art task

Create a 30 second to 1 minute video that responds to “rest” or “peace”, by drawing your inspiration from the confines of school grounds, or the surrounding neighbourhood. Refer to your map of associations for ideas of what you can capture on video, using the video techniques learnt in class.

  1. In the same “Think-pair-square” group, students should describe what they have learnt about applying the video techniques learnt, and how they could have done better. Fellow students will share other ideas they could try.

Gallery Walk – Students will ‘screen’ their videos from their video cameras or handphones. The class will be asked to vote on top 3 video works that best respond to the theme, and 1-2 video works that use very innovative video techniques.

Required Materials:

  • Post-it pads
  • Pencils
  • Plain paper or blank space in activity book
  • Colour pencils/crayons, markers (black/blue)
  • Video cameras, or handphones

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