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Roslisham Ismail, aka Ise, 't-OWN planning'

Malaysian artist Ise spoke to Christchurch people about their city before creating a suite of billboard and video works 't-OWN planning'

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Drawing on his own observations of the city and numerous conversations with Christchurch residents regarding their desires and fears for the city’s future, Malaysian artist Ise created a suite of video and billboard works representing playful, imaginative images of a future city for the SCAPE 7 Public Art Christchurch Biennial.

Ise’s work includes installations, publications, animations, collages, participatory events, and the artist space Parking Project (run out of his apartment in Kuala Lumpur). This practice is informed by expressions of popular culture such as comics and graffiti and the manner in which they serve to represent alternative histories of place and culture. Whatever final form it takes, Ise’s work is always participatory, embedded in conversation, friendship and the experiences of simply living life amongst a multitude of communities internationally.

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SCAPE Public Art

8 Nov 2013

Interests SCAPE Public Art install large scale, free-to-view contemporary public art in Christchurch city.