Since forming in 2020, the collective ToNewEntities (TNE) has made a name for itself both in the digital and physical art spheres. A multi-national quintet with a studio at Pearl’s Hill Terrace, it comprises the visual artist Tristan Lim; the arts and cultural worker Rafi Abdullah; graphic and motion designer Darius Ou; 3D visuals specialist Nghia Phung; and Vu Long, a graphic designer who documents their projects.
Last year, the group was behind the inaugural edition of Crossroads – an annual festival meant to spotlight new media art using electronic billboards in commercial spaces such as Ion Orchard and the newish Ten Square building – conceptualising and curating the line-up of artists.
Other times, it advises those looking to work with digital art and creates such art itself. (Their trippy animated visuals have turned up at events by the music, art and party collective Strange Weather or as part of the latest campaign by the Singapore clothing label See You At One, for example.)
So if there’s anyone who can shed light on this art genre and how it impacts the art world and culture, it’s them.
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