Ong Kian Peng is a media artist based in Singapore. Working at the intersection of art, technology and the environment, Ong creates immersive and reflective environments that offer alternate visions and imaginations of our relationship with nature.

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ONG KIAN PENG


Ong Kian Peng is an artist based in Singapore. Working at the intersection of art, technology, and the environment, he creates immersive and reflective environments that offer alternate visions and imaginations of our relationship with nature. Since 2017, he has been running Supernormal.space, an independent art space focusing on emerging and experimental art practice. Ong graduated from UCLA with an MFA in Design Media Art. He is currently a PhD Student in the Art, Design and Media Program at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

The Viscous Sea is a six-channel film installation that explores the Dead Sea as a site of ecological disaster. The notion of dying plays a central role in the work. What does it mean for elemental water bodies to die? Can the Dead sea die again? Who are the actors involved in the events leading up to its decline? And what future awaits the Dead Sea?

2022
6 channel film, 5.1 channel sound

Walking up Pearl's hill, the artist encountered a Tembusu tree. From a bottom-up perspective, the tree is represented as point clouds, painting it with pixels and offering a glimpse into the tree's interior while travelling upwards.

2021
Photogrammetry scans

"Fragmented Dreams" is an immersive virtual experience that explores the delicate lines between reality/imagination, beauty/danger, and peace/disruption. It is an abstraction of the impending climate crises that might happen within the century. It asks only a moment of silence and reflection as you tread between these lines.

2020
Digital artifacts

2009
Solenoid valve, water, acrylic

2020
3D scans

Acoustic Territories is a series of images and sculptures generated from a study of sonic environments.

2015
PLA, microphones, video, sound, custom software, aluminium print

2014
Metallic beads, Prepared DC motors, custom electronics

2020
Space Blanket, pc fans, projection

2012
Line sensors, Motors, Markers, Custom analog sound generators

2011
Tweeter feeds, Custom software, Custom electronics, Prepared sound generators

2012
Custom software, Video footage, Soundscape

2014
Custom software, Facebook feed, Daily newsprint

Rainscapes Imagined is a 16 channel sound installation. The project is an interpretation of the sound of rain, without the rain. Unlike most sound works, the speakers used are invisible. Surface transducers are attached beneath the platform, transforming it into a large sound panel that sends vibrations through the participant’s body.

2013
Sound, Led lights, Custom software

2011
Metal beads, Motors, Mechanical arms, Speakers, Custom software

2012
Laser, Fresnel Lens, Motors

2014
Plastic bowls, Motors, Metal beads, custom electronics

Climate change has been a persistent global issue, yet the reality of climate change is disconnected from the urban reality that the world’s majority lives in. Enclosed in concrete and steel structures, the threat of a potential sea level rise remains alien to those within, despite compelling evidence of the phenomenon.

2015
Dual Projections, Surface Transducers, Loud Speakers, Precision Steel Balls, Raw Steel, Motors, Computer, Custom Electronics

2017
Stepper Motors, Rubber Ropes, Real-Time Projection, Loud Speakers, Generative Audiovisual Software

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Ong Kian Peng is an artist based in Singapore. Working at the intersection of art, technology, and the environment, he creates immersive and reflective environments that offer alternate visions and imaginations of our relationship with nature. Since 2017, he has been running Supernormal.space, an independent art space focusing on emerging and experimental art practice. Ong graduated from UCLA with an MFA in Design Media Art. He is currently a PhD Student in the Art, Design and Media Program at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

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