On/Off

  • Installation view. Image Courtesy of Stickyline.
  • Installation view. Image Courtesy of Stickyline.
  • Installation view. Image Courtesy of Stickyline.

Design Society’s opening exhibition looked at how digitisation empowers design to shape diverse forms of innovation in China and beyond. Under this context, Stickyline stepped out of their previous practice through additional integration of multimedia and participatory design. The design presents digital data of light pollution levels in the Greater Bay Area to raise awareness towards our urban environment.

Design Society’s opening exhibition looked at how digitisation empowers design to shape diverse forms of innovation in China and beyond. Under this context, Stickyline stepped out of their previous practice through additional integration of multimedia and participatory design. The design presents digital data of light pollution levels in the Greater Bay Area to raise awareness towards our urban environment.

The experimentation is a combination of parametric design, data visualisation, application and digital fabrication. The addition of communal input comes at the later stage of the installation when it requires audience reflection, collaboration and creativity. Through initial workshops and discussions, the audience also contributed to the development of other design elements such as shapes and colours that stem from their own social reflection, sharing and experimentation.

Milestones

2016.Q4
Project awarded Design Trust Seed Grant

2016.11
Appointed creative directors of The Ambassadors’ Ball, held at PMQ, Hong Kong

2017.12
“On/Off” Installation launched at Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Shenzhen

2019.1
“On / Off” Installation is awarded by DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Silver Award

2019.10
The team donated a mixed-media sculpture “Yi Suk Gung” to The Ambassadors’ Ball

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Design Trust Seed Grant

2016
Fellow: Soilworm Lai, Mic Leong
Organisation: Stickyline

Stickyline was founded in 2011 by Mic Leong & Soilworm Lai. Focusing on paper engineering and structure development, the creative duo have been transforming two-dimensional planes into three- dimensional forms through deconstruction and reconstruction. By folding and creasing, they have created art and design in its own form as installation art, sculptures, stage designs, window displays, etc.

Project Result: Minding the Digital

Date: 2 December 2017 – 3 June 2018
Venue: Main Gallery, Design Society Museum (Exhibited as part of “Minding Digital” exhibition), 
for Design Society opening exhibition ‘Minding the Digital’ at Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC), Shenzhen