indent(ur)ed

indent(ur)ed

Carvings on monuments, particularly those commissioned by rulers, typically base their themes on religious or historical epics, or glorify the royalty and the battles they have been fought. The carvings…

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2048 1536 dissonance productions
Phantom Selves

Phantom Selves

PHANTOM SELVES traces the origin and evolution of Thai Buddhist architecture and sculpture, particularly the large Buddha statues Thailand is known for, through temple ruins from the Sukhothai Kingdom (which…

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2048 1536 dissonance productions
Empty Gestures

Empty Gestures

EMPTY GESTURES draws upon the Buddhist philosophical concept of suññatā (often translated as "emptiness": which refers both to the lack of inherent existence of all things and the reality that…

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2048 1536 dissonance productions
Look, I Bled, a Japanese Flag

Look, I Bled, a Japanese Flag

Finds commonality and critique in Shintoism and tourism in their ritualized behaviours, "right" order of doing things, and their performative role as superficial markers of being a "better" person. The…

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1280 720 dissonance productions
DE-RAIL

DE-RAIL

A series of what Stephen terms "Shinkansen sonatas", music composed and performed on Japan shinkansen (high-speed bullet trains) in tandem with the fleeting rail-side scenery, embodying the contradictory states of…

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1024 576 dissonance productions
Shinkansen Suite

Shinkansen Suite

Shinkansen Suite comprise generative meditations on technology and progress (philosophically and literally on Shinkansen routes). The soundtrack for passing rail-side scenery is generated algorithmically via various methods, which in turn…

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1024 576 dissonance productions
731 (死地酸位置)

731 (死地酸位置)

Okunoshima is a small island located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan in Hiroshima prefecture. The island was removed from maps when it served as a poison gas factory…

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1920 1080 dissonance productions
Anal-acts of Kungfu-cius

Anal-acts of Kungfu-cius

ANAL-ACTS OF KUNGFU-CIUS is a pun on "Analects of Confucius" considered the core teachings of Confucius and locus of East Asian thought and morality, that originated China and spread to…

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1920 1440 dissonance productions
Tan Poetry 陳韻

Tan Poetry 陳韻

Tang Poetry (唐詩) is considered the Golden Age of Chinese poetry. In this series of interventions, Stephen transliterates Tang into to his surname Tan 陳 - which has multiple meanings…

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619 413 dissonance productions
nūbēs obscura

nūbēs obscura

Shortly before his two week backpacking traverse of Baffin Island in 2022, Stephen received the diagnosis his glaucoma had worsened rapidly and he had lost a significant chunk of his…

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2560 1860 dissonance productions
In(tima) Moralia

In(tima) Moralia

An ongoing poetry series subtitled "reflections of shattered life" Stephen grew up queer, critical and creative in a repressive and conformist "meritocratic" Asian society, and eventually ended up living in…

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450 300 dissonance productions
W(rit)ing

W(rit)ing

False Infrared images of abstract aerial landscapes reminiscent of splashed ink, doodles, hatching on paper - as they are etched onto the surface of the earth. CREATED BY:

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2560 1920 dissonance productions