Dual City Sessions

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Dual City Sessions was conceived in 2007 as a traveling exhibition, featuring designers from two cities, and has been showcased at DesignTide, Singapore Design Festival, DMY Berlin Festival, Shanghai Design Biennial and Alt Space Tokyo.[1]

The exhibition presents itself as a platform for international collaboration and cross-pollination of diverse creative disciplines - to showcase efforts between two cities, bringing together emerging and innovative practitioners in the fields of art, fashion, music and design.

Conceived by art director, Felix Ng of design by silnt - the exhibition has collaborated with Japanese design studio, Artless and architect, Shuzo Okabe.

2007 - Null[edit]

Each country’s team of artists will be working based on the themes of nature, architecture and other items symbolic of their country. Using only two elements in monochrome, the artworks are conceived, designed and constructed personally by each artist.

The participating Japanese and Singaporean artists – 28 in total – will each render their theories on two 8-metre-long original prints. When connected, the individual pieces become one artwork, inspired by and representative not only of Japanese beauty and culture but also of the connection between human and nature

Participating artists (Singapore)
Choy Ka Fai (theatre works / kytv)
Christopher Lee (the asylum)
Daniel Koh (unit)
Felix Ng (silnt)
Grace Tan (kwodrent)
Hanson Ho (h55)
Mei (the analog girl)
ND Chow (angle)
Shu (silnt)
Steve Lawler (mojoko)
Tom Merckx (me and mister jones)

Participating artists (Japan)
Akira Osawa
Hideki Owa
Hikaru Koike
Hiroshi Sato (semitransparent Design)
Kei Kawakami (asobi)
Keigo Anan (tngrm)
Koji Nishida (raku-gaki.com)
Momoko Kawakami
Shun Kawakami (artless)
Tadashi Ura (gleamix)
Taisuke Koyama
Takashi Kamada (.spfdesign)
Yu-ki Sakurai (mokuva)
+39 / K.Tozaki (karatesystem)

2008 - Art with Sound[edit]

Art with Sound is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between designers and musicians from Japan and Singapore. The exhibition brings together the complexities of the two disciplines, both innate and compelling to each other. The exhibition was showcased at DMY International Design Festival (Berlin, Germany), Shanghai Design Biennial and Alt Space in Tokyo.

Participating artists (Japan):
Artless + Noiselessly
Adapter + The Samos
Merry + Leo Sato
Raku-Gaki + Soothe
Tycoon graphics + Merce Death

Participating artists (Singapore):
4femmes + Fugusan
Djohan + Fezz
SILNT + Muon
Steve Lawler + AntiGravityChocolate
Victor Low + Phunk Studio


  1. ^ "Dual City Sessions". Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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