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Oct '11 - May '13

  • Post 70: Thesis update 25 (closure)

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    “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the universe.”—R. Buckminster Fuller (in ‘I Seem to be a Verb: Environment and Man's Future’, 1970) Like my other projects done during my time in Cranbrook...

  • Post 69: Thesis update 24

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    A fellow student sent me this Vimeo link (recorded through a TV), showing Reed Kroloff, our Academy Director, talking about the Degree Show in FOX 2 Morning news with my piece as a backdrop (although I decided not to show any video in the show as it would render the physical stuff as props, this...

    Don't forget to turn your volume up

  • Post 68: Thesis update 23

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    Sneak preview before clean-up It's finally done, I lost some chance to document since the camera position was funny + unreachable. I will still have tomorrow to spare, just in case.     The aftermath in the studio   And below is a really ungenerous sneak peak of the upcoming show...

  • Post 67: Thesis update 22

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    Half a day of installing. I'm so spent, but made less progress than I planned to. But I think it's save to say I've managed to be half-way through. Time to ‘make it work’, as Tim Gunn would say.

  • Post 66: Thesis update 21

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    The battle has finally been won (with an assistance of a powerhouse for the last part): the beast's body has finally been taken apart. I have to confess that I finally succumbed to machoism of saw-cutting for the last process. No matter how hard I tried to reject Gordon Matta-Clark-ism, it's...

  • Post 65: Thesis update 20, including Frank Lloyd Wrong's piece for ‘Noise/Sound’ show in Forum Gallery

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    Second day of install. Slower than I expected to be. On the other hand, the ‘SAAB 9-3 Side Elevation’ is shown in the group show ‘Noise/Sound’ opening tonight until this Wednesday at Forum Gallery.

  • Post 64: Thesis update 19

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    First day moving in. I feel like an interior decorator, I just smell way much worst. FYI, it's save to say that #liltreasures series has come to an end. No more little bolts + screws + other easily lost things left to take.

  • Post 63: Thesis update 18

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    With a little help from someone, I got the engine off. Finally. Going to start moving in the museum tomorrow + the day after, with hopefully ending up with dismantling all the body (the only element left in the car) apart Friday night. Hopeful. Wishful. #liltreasures series Day 18

  • Post 62: Thesis update 17

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    #liltreasures series Day 17 A freakin' sad day. No, not because of The Iron Lady, but I'm giving up. I tried to make some progress with so little to no avail. All I could take out were a couple of screws. I need some professional help. I hollered. Will update on how it goes. On the other...

  • Post 61: Thesis update 16

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    #liltreasures series Day 16 A productive, exciting, albeit not speedy enough day. Hurt my right middle finger pretty bad, though. I knew that there would be blood. As you can see from one post before this, I recorded the audio (+ video, while I was at it, why not, right?) for the show's audio...

  • Post 60: Degree Show multimedia permalink

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    This post was made to provide a web link for additional multimedia materials to accompany my thesis project for the 2013 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Cranbrook Art Museum. Note: For those who visits this page before April 20, 2013, please revisit after...

    ‘How to bring a SAAB 9-3 out of Cranbrook Art Museum’, a supplement video piece for ‘How I put a SAAB 9-3 into Cranbrook Art Museum’.

    ‘SAAB 9-3 side elevation’ by Frank Lloyd Wrong, as heard in the show's audio tour. Created using Soundrop iPad app by Max Weisel (Develoe LLC).

  • Post 59: Thesis update 15

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    #liltreasures series Day 15 Another (unintentionally) slow day. Just need to get through. A lil bit more.

  • Post 57: Thesis update 14

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    It's good to be productive once again. Yesterday was our last crit for the semester (there will be a series of final review, but no more public crit), + I, together with Prachi Kamdar—an elective from 2D Design dept.—volunteered to cook. Yes, brown Asian food night. I also cleaned...

  • Post 56: Thesis update 13

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    #liltreasures series Day 13 I feel better.

  • Post 55: Thesis update 12

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    #liltreasures series Day 12 Back to this again after 2 days concentrating on something else (I'll post something on it soon, I promise). On SAAB, I'm really freaking out. This is really difficult.

  • Post 54: Thesis update 11

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    #liltreasures series Day 11 Slow, really slow. Hard, really hard. I'm freaking freaking out. Just sayin'.

  • Post 53: Thesis update 10

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    The pile Yesterday was an off-the-car day. I went to Home Depot + AutoZone to buy some needed tools first thing in the morning, but that was it. I needed to work on something else, a project that I cannot publish here yet. It's so exciting, though, I give you that. I hope I would be able to put...

  • Post 52: Thesis update 9

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    #liltreasures Day 9 Tried to remove the windshield + other glass panes. Unsuccessfully. Ended up calling a glass store (that charges $100 per piece) to remove just the windshield. I'm keeping other glass panes in their respective places. Ending up removing a lot of leftovers from the sterring...

  • Post 51: Thesis update 8

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    Not specifically an eventful day. I managed finishing seat belts, security stuff that's left, + exterior sidings. I had to postpone glasses to tomorrow. Can't help but to start thinking about presentation strategies. #liltreasures Day 8

  • Post 50: Thesis update 7

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    Seatings: the most challenging so far. But they're all gone in the end of the day. WIS rendered useless for this one, since most of the seats' electronic control were no longer working from the moment we bought the car. Access to joints were ridiculously difficult. I had to stop trusting the...

  • Post 49: Thesis update 6

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    Ripped off the dashboard + interior panels. ‘Interior’ section done. I think chairs or glasses are up next, but let's see tomorrow. #liltreasures Day 6 Airbags

  • Post 47: Thesis update 5

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    All trimmings + most interior panels. The luggage has been stripped down completely. I started Monday, on the end of day 5 (Saturday), this was the condition: And the pile I've made: Although I was too tired to do anything by the end of last night, I'll keep on trucking. Only a couple of weeks to...

  • Post 46: Thesis update 4

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    Got all the hinged parts, as planned. I haven't taken the windows + glass panes out though. According to WIS, it has to come later. But it's rewarding to do some un-making while everyone else is making stuff. Progress #liltreasures Day 4

  • Post 45: Thesis update 3

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    A kind of slow day. I spent most of the days making trips to Home Depot. Plus, there are some elements of the AC that are unreachable + I needed to postpone working on them when it's time for me to work with either body +/or engine. Anyway, here are some picture updates from today: #liltreasures...

  • Post 44: Thesis update 2

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    Second day. AC, I got most of them done but not all. Thinking to go to doors (maybe with trunk as well) next. Last pictured condition. Air conditioning stuff behind the glovebox (already removed), top: before, below: after Dashboard panel with removed AC elements.   Last but not least, new...

  • Post 43: Thesis update 1

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    Day 1: Mock up the 8' x 8' area, set-up cameras, begin dismantling (first components: the last ones according to the Workshop Information Systems (WIS)—plastic repairs).  What I got til now: Next one: Air Conditioning (AC) system!

  • Post 42: ‘How I put a SAAB 9-3 into Cranbrook Art Museum’ (Degree Show piece)

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    OK, apologies for the really long non-announced hiatus. Honestly, I have been busy with everything but school projects (well, some of it are school projects, but as you might already find out by now, I rarely make consumables—either objects or images, so there was nothing seductive enough...

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