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Kim Yip Tong

MA work

EBONY

Ebony narrates the history of forests and plants of Mauritius.

The project investigates how Western’s economic ambitions and the perception of islands as paradise and utopia have shaped the landscape, from a Dutch, French and English colony based on slave trade to modern privatisation of the land by the tourism industry.

The viewer witnesses early colonists', writers' and poets' descriptions of the island while hearing the distant drums of the marooned slaves beating in the ghostly forest.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • Artist and designer originally from Mauritius, I like to work across disciplines and techniques.

    I like to experiment with both digital and analogue processes through moving image and installation work.
    My aim is to develop conservation communication methods through immersion and storytelling, investigating people’s relationship to their local ecosystem in parallel to my own.
  • Degrees

  • BA Textile Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2015; Foundation & BT in Fashion, Textile & Environment, Olivier de Serres, Paris, 20
  • Exhibitions

  • School of Life, Ugly Duck, London, 2017; Brainchild Festival Launch, Hackney Showroom, 2017; 46 hours in the Lake District, Crypt of St John of Bethnal Green, London, 2017; Sonar +D, Barcelona, 2016; Fulldome UK Festival, Leicester, 2016; Jena Fulldome Festival, Jena, 2017; Art Panorama, Solo Exhibition, Genesis Cinema, London, 2016; Projection for the Young Arts Academy Curates event : Creative Explorations of Identity, Towards the Mean, Sampling Britishness Today, Barbican, London, 2015; Re:all : Denatured Sonorum Exhibition, Call and Response Gallery, London; Luminous Life, Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, London, 2016; Mi Casa Su Casa, Singapore, 2012
  • Awards

  • Finalist of the Jena Fulldome Festival, Jena, 2016