Starting out as an audio-visual pairing within the ranks of acclaimed Singapore-based art collective Syndicate, the partnership of Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari has went on to work together successfully as a duo and clinch various commissioned and corporate projects locally and regionally.
Known more for their adventures in electronic media, especially with the current fascination for their exploits in projection-mapping, the duo’s works offer a much more holistic approach which takes full consideration for the experiential factor; from the structural to the sonic.
A motion designer and interactive designer for non-web spaces based in Melbourne and Singapore, Brandon has worked on projects for MTV Asia, Sci-Fi Channel and Animax and has created visual accompaniment for bands like The Observatory and participated in the Singapore Design Festival 2009. Tay has collaborated with noted media artists like Ulf Langheinrich and Gina Czarneki on large scale media installation projects. “LAND” which he assisted Langheinrich with has been featured in the Liverpool Biennial and the Shanghai Arts Festival 2009.
Safuan, also known as Max Lane, a pseudonym on stage, is a sound-designer, music producer performer. Safuan has graced many stages around the world including the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival in France. A founding member of audio-visual collective, Syndicate, he is the label manager who oversees the digital releases and distribution for the collective’s music catalogue. Safuan is also one half of NADA; a visual arts/sounds project that explores the myth and history of a fabricated group (of the same name), which celebrates the golden era of Malay traditional and popular music.