Renyi Ng

MA work

New Language so iLL

An essay on new language in pop culture featuring: the non-sense of Green Eggs and Ham; the saying 'Cheese'  that triggers a smile across foreign dialects; the absurdity of the Chinese expression 'horse horse tiger tiger' translated as 'so-so'; the stupidity of Homer Simpson's 'D'oh'; the history of gunomatopoeia in rap music; and more on ill new language. This project creates a strange portrait of language drawing on the styles of Beckett, Barthes, Benjamin and Wittgenstein.

Bliss may only come with the absolutely new, for only the new disturbs consciousness.
 Roland Barthes

Info

  • My Nephews Need New Shoes
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2014

  • I am a features writer on architecture for The Glass Magazine; junior architect for HKAS Cambodia; have published interviews with Tomas Koolhaas, Mark Cousins, Alex de Rijke and Richard Wentworth; am the playwright of Salty (2014); a Wittgensteinian linguist, Beckettian natural realist and a rapper by the name of Sigmund Freud aka. Homeless Rolex.

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, 2012
  • Experience

  • Features writer, The Glass Magazine, London, 2013; Junior architect, Hok Kang Architects, Phnom Penh, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • My nephew needs new shoes, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • First place, Kindai University Hiroshima Exchange, 2010
  • Publications

  • 'I'm So Money', Ends Meet: Essays on Exchange, Royal College of Art, 2014; 'Avant-garde Composers, An Introduction to Music (1969) by John Tilbury', ARK: Words and Images from the Royal College of Art Magazine 1950–1978, Royal College of Art, 2014; Salty: A Play in One Act, As is The Sea, Royal College of Art, 2014; 'Brac: Introduction and interview with artist Richard Wentworth', House Guests, exhibition catalogue, Kettle's Yard, 2013; 'Path to Seclusion. Review of the Upper House Hotel in Hong Kong', Glass Magazine, Issue 11, Winter 2012