#KAJANG PUZZLE, 2019
Paint on wall
107 x 19 ft
‘Play – How it shapes the brain, open the imagination, and invigorates the soul.’ – Stuart Brown, M.D.
In architecture, an old wall is mostly an abandon space, transforming the wall can give powerful energy changing it’s dullness. To paint a large-scale word search puzzle on the old-town wall, will create an interaction between art and architecture, people and art, people and knowledge, people and people, as well as people and oneself. Passerby’s include local residence and tourists, they can interact with the art work, which may bring new ideas and joy in a fresh environment. ‘When we play, we are open to possibility and the sparks of new insights.’ and ’a successful super-graphics is typically on three points: a strong concept, interaction with the architecture, light, and space, and relationship to the viewer. Many people can paint stripes on a wall, whereas a designer can use the entire volume, sense of place, and context, and change the environment to create a story with words, colour and shapes.’
The hidden answers in the word search puzzle are all related to Kajang, this is to exercise the mind of the passerby, reminding them of special things about our town. Objects or history that we are familiar with which included Stadium, Satay, Mining and so on.
Besides, this wall serves as decoration in the town, giving an absolute freshness, plus new ideas regarding the transformation of an old to modern living space, it will give a sense of contrast between the old town history and todays’ world.
Aim of this work is to bring radical innovation, creativity, curiosity and joy to people.
Naomiching & Zin Chin
Brown, Stuart. and Vaughan, Christopher C. (2009) Play New York: Penguin Group pp.1 and pp.231
Adams, Sean. (2018) The Field Guide to Super-graphics London: Thames & Hudson pp.9
The typeface in this art work is Arial and modified Arial. Arial, typeface designed by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders in 1982.
Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Khoo Khim Han, Nor Zulaila Abd Ghani (Lily), Zi Quan, Eleanor Golding, Peter Cheah, Julio Ng and Jimmy Team
Pusat Khidmat Rakyat Parlimen Bangi
“玩–它如何地塑造大脑，敞开想像和鼓舞心灵。”- Stuart Brown, M.D.
被隐藏的答案都是与加影相关的事物，这将让行人能够动动脑筋，唤起他们关于我们这个城镇独特的事物，其中包括Stadium, Satay, Mining 等等。