“HAPPY ISLAND” at A4 Museum
- DATE : 2018
- PROJECT : exhibition
An invitation from A4 Museum in Chengdu to create an installation piece under the theme “Sanatorium of Childhood”, curated by Li Jie.
Animation featured in the show is done by my wizard-like-homie Desmond Lo, but the file was too chunky so I have spared you all from the loading process.
This was really fun.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
August 18th-October 2018
“Happy Island” is a healing journey for kids and adults alike at A4.
Visually, it is bright, colourful, magical and an instant burst of joy.
Physically, it is soft and soothing to touch.
For FLABJACKS, every thing can have a form of life.
When you see a leaf, you may see a fairy.
When you see a cloud, you may see a friend in it.
When you see a potato chip, you see a round friendly face.
This has a sense of purity.
It represents an understanding of our world and our spaces in its simplest and natural form.
Children, in a way are more mature thinkers of the world.
Because they are able to think freely, without existing logic, judgement and thoughts.
They see themselves in their environment, in a uniquely different embodiment.
The world is new, and so are all the objects and living things amongst them.
The soft creatures are sort of like vessels for them to be carried away into their own imaginations.
There is something therapeutic about being transported into a bright and whimsical childlike world.
By simply pausing and lounging, we are calming.
The animation showcases a “thing”, named Bob, deep breathing in and out. In and out.
With each inhale, a flower slowly blossoms.
Through the deep breathing, we are brought back to the present moment.
Maybe by looking at Bob deep breathing, we can also be conscious our own breathing.
Very often, our minds can go in a thousand directions. Our thoughts can be cluttered.
But walking into “Happy Island”, a flower blooms as we breathe.
A calm energy flows.
- A TURTLE'S GUIDE TO INTROVERSIONexhibition
- LEGO x FLABJACKS custom built wall muralexhibition
- LEDIN x FLABJACKS | capsule collection SS2020exhibition
- FIU FIU solo exhibit | Shanghaiexhibition
- YOHO! China World Mall | installation exhibitexhibition
- STAY AT HOME | punch needle artexhibition
- APPLE AirPods Pro x YOHOexhibition
- TODAY AT APPLE | shanghai iAPM sharingexhibition
- PURE COMMUNICATIONS | CNY mah jong setexhibition
- NIKE BY YOU | t-shirt seriesexhibition
- CHANGSHA IFS | solo exhibitexhibition
- CJOY | banana boo blindbox ~ version 1exhibition
- LOVELY DAY | solo showexhibition
- NIKE JOYRIDE FLYKNITexhibition
- IPSA x FLABJACKSexhibition
- NIKE Air Max A to Zexhibition
- NANJING ART MUSEUM | solo exhibitexhibition
- NIKELAB workshop series | on air studioexhibition
- NIKELAB | artist residency + solo exhibitexhibition
- SWATCH global releaseexhibition
- PHILOSOPHY artist collaborationexhibition
- MARRIAGE MARKET EXHIBIT | FLABS UP 4 GRABSexhibition
- POWER STATION OF ART | kidz zone muralexhibition
- TAIKOO HUI - piano live artexhibition
- YOHO! GIRL + YOHOOD pop up exhibitexhibition
- YOHO x FLABJACKS accessories + apparelexhibition
- "MAGICAL NATURAL" Beijing Solo Exhibitexhibition
- Hunter Gatherer "PRETTY UGLY" campaignexhibition
- A Sloth's Guide to Mindfulnessexhibition
- W hotel x FLABJACKS 1 year anniversaryexhibition
- GNC x FLABJACKSexhibition
- NIKE RUNNING x FLABJACKS launch eventexhibition
- NIKE x FLABJACKS FREE RN shoe + teeexhibition
- VIS by VERSUS muralexhibition
- SHANGHAI TOY SHOW 2018 pop-up exhibitexhibition
- EVERYDAYMOOONDAY SEOUL | solo showexhibition
- 1905 solo exhibitexhibition
- FLABJACKS x LEXUSexhibition
- FLABJACKS x NIKE force is femaleexhibition
- IDEO | ARTIST RESIDENCYexhibition
- MAIN DESIGN apparelexhibition
- BEJUICED x FLABJACKSexhibition
- AMANACLIQ SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017exhibition
- DOE | BE FORMLESS apparelexhibition
- MOLSSI x FLABJACKS 2017 collaborationexhibition
- "FANANA" | UNDEFINE solo exhibitionexhibition
- PICTOPLASMA 2017 | VERY HAPPY CHUB CLUBexhibition
- DUG THE DURIAN - ART TOYexhibition
- NIKE AIRMAX DAYexhibition
- NIKE WOMEN'S DAYexhibition
- MOLSSI UMBRELLA COLLABORATIONexhibition
- SWISS AIR x FLABJACKSexhibition
- MISSBISH | JAN 2017exhibition
- LULULEMON x FLABJACKSexhibition
- KERRY PARKSIDE LIVING ROOM EXHIBITexhibition
- TIMEOUT SHANGHAI - DEC 2016 ISSUEexhibition
- PUSH FESTexhibition
- SWATCH ART RESIDENCYexhibition
- HAIR GAMEexhibition
- "DOODLING AS MEDITATION" WORKSHOPexhibition
- BRITISH COUNCILexhibition
- ADIDAS “CELEBRATION OF SPORTSWEAR”exhibition
- VANS S/S 16 LOOK BOOKexhibition
- URBAN MAGAZINE 3/2016exhibition
- KUNSHAN LIFE HUBexhibition
- NEOCHA x MOLESKINEexhibition
- INSIDER EVENTexhibition
- KERRY JING AN CENTREexhibition
- CREATE SPACEexhibition
- AMANACLIQ SUMMER FESTIVALexhibition
- "HOW DO YOU DOUGH"exhibition
- NEOCHA INTERVIEWexhibition
- PUFF VILLEexhibition
- PICK UP LINESexhibition
- PROJECT LUCKYexhibition
- GO WONDERexhibition
- MAL SHANGHAI GUIDEexhibition