Oliver Husain

Dublin Core

Title

Oliver Husain

Description

In the last few years, many of Oliver Husain’s projects have spawned from hearsay, rumour, or chance encounters. During the residency, Husain will research and explore the history of the hair animation industry in commercial film and photography which, as the rumour goes, used to be highly developed in Singapore until the rise of digital animation in the 2000s. Fascinated by the abstract and poetic qualities of the purposeless movement of hair freed from narrative constraints and product placement needs, the artist plans to delve into unofficial and queer forms of knowledge by conducting fieldwork in hair salons and interviewing senior hair stylists. At the same time, he will research and collect fashion editorials, photographs, films, and other extant materials of the time in preparation for an experimental hair animation to be possibly realized in collaboration with Computer-generated imagery (CGI) experts in Singapore.

Date

2 October – 30 November 2017

Contributor

Coverage

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Oliver Husain will research and collect fashion editorials, photographs, films, and other extant materials of the time in preparation for an experimental hair animation to be possibly realized in collaboration with Computer-generated imagery (CGI) experts in Singapore.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Oliver Husain,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1340.