DUDE’S SHOW – Musings and Meditations on His Reality

My first solo show coming up guys!

Venue: OCBC Centre Branch, 65 Chulia Street, Singapore 049513
Dates: 12th – 31st August 2013

OCBC Arts Card presents a collection of photographic and video works from emerging Singaporean artist Eugene Soh. In his signature irreverent and humorous style, Soh confronts pertinent social and cultural issues with disregard for convention.

Included in this presentation is The Overview, an interactive installation based on Soh’s own “Eugene’s Cave” theory. The installation delivers an “out-of-body” experience that bids the participant re-think his or her own sense of perspective and reality.

Also on display will be the artist’s seminal parodic works, The Last Kopitiam and Venus and Grace. Firm favourites with the public, these works have garnered the 2012 Crowbar Award and 2013 Sony World Photography finalist award respectively.

Organised by Chan Hampe Galleries and supported by Asian Art Options.

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DUDES SHOW 2013

Arrival of Venus by Eugene Soh

Arrival of Venus by Eugene Soh
The Arrival of Venus (2012)

Arrival of Venus by Eugene Soh

Made in collaboration with Campus Magazine. Below are some behind-the-scenes moments from the shoot. Featuring J Star a.k.a. J* as Venus. This combination of 7 photographs was shot at East Coast Park with Marina Bay Sands in the background.

One of the challenges was to get the 2 flying characters to actually fly while hugging each other – so we decided we had to shoot everyone separately and then stick everyone together with Photoshop.

Credits:

Photography: Eugene Soh.

Models: Eugene Soh, Clara Lock, J Star, Roshni Kapur.

Planning & Styling and everything else: Kelly Morse, Lynn Ooi, Aaron Stewart.

Shoot assistant: Aaron Stewart & Lynn Ooi.

Overview: Life From A New Perspective

OVERVIEW

This is the project I’ve been working on for the pass 10 months – my final year project. Yes, I’m graduating! Yay! I’m really excited about this one – it is an art installation piece that will change the viewer’s perspective — literally.

How it works: The viewer puts on a pair of video goggles and through these goggles, he is able to see himself from a CCTV camera’s point of view. The viewer is then allowed to navigate the space freely through this new perspective. If he steps out of the field of vision of one camera, the video feed in his goggles will automatically switch to the next camera. The viewer will effectively be seeing himself live in third-person mode (gamers will get this).

I will be setting this up for testing for just one day, so feel free to come by the School of Art, Design & Media at the Main Lobby, this Friday at 15 March from 1pm to 6pm to try this out. It is going to be a whole new profound experience, being able to see yourself from a fresh new perspective.

Note: Because I only have 1 pair of goggles, only one person can try this at a time.

Here are some pictures from yesterday when we were testing it out at my house.

SUCCESSFUL_THIRD_PERSON_VISION The above image is what the viewer will see through the goggles (without the word “viewer” and red arrow).

INFRARED_VISION_TESTThe cameras come equipped with infra-red night vision, so we can navigate even in complete darkness!

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE5 My CCTV technicians

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE6 The equipment (from left): Wi-Fi router, CCTV server, laptop, portable battery pack and everything else.

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE4 The cameras

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENEThanks for lending me your Vagabond Mini, Jing Quek! It was my missing piece of equipment to get the viewer completely mobile.

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE3The technicians trying it out.

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE2This is all the equipment packed neatly and ready to be transported to the new test site this Friday. So come down to the School of Art, Design and Media from 1pm to 6pm to try it out!

Scotland

Web Art Movement 2013 is officially open!

Web Art Movement 2013

Dude.sg (Eugene Soh) Facebook Update!

Hey guys, I’m in Boston with my second favorite model in the world! via https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=663675557011089&set=a.190472490998067.52331.156392921072691&type=1