TEDxKyoto / Designer
Chinese Malaysian. Contemporary artist and also a multimedia arts creator based in Kyoto, Japan. 3D Animation "Snowland" won the Award of Digital Contents Grand-Prix Tohoku 1998, while his experimental film "Held Even If It Rains" was used as the official trailer for Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 1999. During his graduate years at Kyoto Seika University, he actively engaged in exhibition planning and took part as curator of film festival. Stimulated and inspired by contemporary arts, Tan is fond of integration of artistic forms. The distinctive feature of his artistic expression can be traced in the combination of digital interactive installation and analog technology. His consistent interrogation of the reality of existence has become his recent thematic concept, in which audience is challenged with exceptional visual experience. Tan’s representative works include Gel City (interactive projection mapping), Fluid City (live projection of water and oil), Kegare (Documentary film on Japanese funeral), Papers and light (pile-ups of paper money) and Post (flashlights in a closed space).