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Student Showcase Archive

Ker Siang Yeo

MA work

MA work

Attention Piece

Attention Piece is a sculptural moving image experience that is appropriated from the film that grabs our attention best (Cutting, 2010) - Back To The Future (1985). Each sense of ‘movement’ that is felt beyond the object is determined by the measurement of every shot in the film. Based on research done by galleries, and in a response to our experience of artefacts in that context, the whole pattern from the data set is reformulated to ensure that nothing happens for not more than 15 seconds: the apparent median time spent for each gallery artefact.

A monolithic form naturally resulting from the design of information displays
embodies our capacity for attention and awareness. Every change is represented by a momentarily fade-flicker, which enables the moving image sculpture to announce its presence through a sound-like movement. Through this technique, the piece becomes a pure, distilled attention-grabbing object of contemplative experience.



  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • Ker Siang is a designer using the conventions of interfaces and interactions to investigate the collective experiences imbued in society and culture.
  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial Design (Honours), National University of Singapore, 2014; Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic, 2008
  • Experience

  • Research assistant, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2014 to 2015; Assistant designer, Hans Tan Studio, Singapore, 2014 to 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Absolute Relative, ABSOLUT BLACK BOX, SONAR +D Barcelona, 2016; A Community-Focused Camera, RE-PUBLICA, Berlin, 2016; Original Simulations, Westworks Building, London, 2017