• UAPD is directed by media artist, Angie Eng in collaboration with New York artist, Jessica Higgins and a collective of student interns. Vietnamese artist, Rich Streitmatter-Tran will lead the RMIT University students in Ho Chi Minh City. The groups conduct actions in public centres highlighting private behavior in public space and the invisible boundaries/filters prompted by mobile technologies and urban invasions of one's public space.

    The UAPD blog is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Peforming Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Urban Attractors, Private Distractors was developed in residence at Eyebeam Atelier, New York City.

    The UAPD workshops, public actions and installation are made possible by an Eyebeam artist in residency 2006-07.

    Special Thanks to collaborating artist, Jessica Higgins for her participation in the NYC actions.

    Angie Eng is a media artist who lives/works in New York since 1993. She teaches youth media and creates experimental video installation/performance.

  • Student Interns NYC:

    Mutaquiy Mead
    Luz Perez
    Kristian Santiago
    Gilberto Francisco
    Ariella Goldstein

    Ho Chi Minh City Lead: Rich Streitmatter-Tran

    RMIT University Students

    Eun-Hye Kim
    Nguyen Anh Tu Do
    Ngoc Thuy Vuong
    Xuan Hao Nguyen
    Tung Mai
    Chi Mai Phan
    Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
    Tran Thao Ly
    Dang Tran Nguyen Anh
    Le Trong Duong
    Vo Nguyen Mai Tram

NYC Action = ‘Inclined to Recline’

Posted by admin on May 25th, 2007

May 14, 2007 Union Square, NYC

NYC Action= ‘Taped’

Posted by admin on May 6th, 2007

Free Ways

Posted by admin on April 28th, 2007

‘Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to
Chinese Medicine’

Event Scores

Posted by admin on April 27th, 2007

Ono Performs Cut Piece at Carnegie Hall in 1965

Event Scores, involve simple actions, ideas, and objects from everyday life recontexualized as performance. Event Scores are texts that can be seen as proposal pieces or instructions for actions. The idea of the score suggests musicality. Like a musical score, Event Scores can be realized by artists other than the original creator and are open to variation and interpretation.

Example: UAPD #1 Boundaries

In a city square, arrange 20 bricks, 1 brick high to divide a public space.

Example: UAPD #2 Privacy Booth

Set up a temporary enclosed booth in a public space and welcome people to enter one at a time for any given length.

Example: UAPD #3 Taped

Measure the audio distance of a person’s privacy. Use colored tape to mark the periphery of the designated area.

Example: UAPD #4 Street Eat

Invite friends to set up a dining table in the middle of the sidewalk and have a meal.

Example: UAPD #5 Inclined to Recline

Place a reclining chair in a public space and sit in it.

Spatial Desegregation

Posted by admin on April 15th, 2007

Ethical Urbanism

Posted by admin on April 13th, 2007

text: William Lim, narration: Mutaquiy Mead

Architecture v. Urbanism

Posted by admin on April 7th, 2007

voiceover: Rem Koolhaas on Charlie Rose

Toward the New City

Posted by admin on April 6th, 2007

We look further into both modern and ancient influences of future megacities, borrowing from previous cycles of built environments around the world. If architecture is a reflection of how we organize ideas, then the flow of calligraphy or the direction of the wind, influences the way we navigate our lives and build up/break down walls around us.

Architecture and The Russian Avant Garde

Feng Shui in Shanghai


Posted by admin on April 6th, 2007


Posted by admin on April 6th, 2007