Leaving LA | Tee Ken Ng and Tim Minchin

Leaving LA | Tee Ken Ng and Tim Minchin

From working with Grammy Award winning musicians to commissions from the likes of Google, Twitter, Netflix and Perrier, Tee Ken Ng is a Perth-based artist, filmmaker and designer with a global reach and reputation. This exhibition focuses on his recent animated music video for another Perth luminary, Tim Minchin.

Presented as an installation of the swirling hand-made zoetropes that bring Minchin’s song Leaving LA to visual life, it reveals the unique and exquisite charm, art and craft of Ng’s animation practice.

Combined with live video projections of the zoetropes in action and an accompanying soundtrack, Ng creates a sense of being within the animation itself as the entire piece becomes a living artwork that will fully encompass you.

“Just when you think you've seen it all, something like this comes along and reminds you that there's no limit to how creative you can get.”
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Presented in association with Perth Festival
Produced by WBMC
Supported by AGWA Principal Partner and Perth Festival Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts

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About Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He was born in October 1975 and grew up in Perth, Western Australia, the second of four children. He attended Christ Church Grammar School, The University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Arts) and The WA Academy of Performing Arts (Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music). He spent his twenties writing songs, playing in bands, acting in plays, composing for theatre, playing piano for cabaret artists and penning tongue-in-cheek beat poems.

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About Tee Ken Ng

Tee Ken Ng is a director, video artist, graphic designer and an award-winning animator based in Perth, Australia. His animations have been recognised for their inventiveness and for pushing the boundaries of the medium. With his innovative and distinctive film-making style Tee Ken has completed commissioned works for global clients such as Google, Twitter, Netflix, BMG, Samsung, Starbucks, Perrier, Virgin, Honda, Toyota and Chrysler. He has recently directed music videos for Tim Minchin and four time Grammy Award winner Jacob Collier. ​ His work has been featured by Apple, Juxtapoz Magazine, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Huffington Post, Shutterstock, George Takei Presents, Tribeca Film Festival, and My Modern Met.

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It is one of the most wonderful pieces of animation I have ever seen. The physical zoetropes alone are beautiful works of sculpture. The melding of art and science in making the characters come alive is breath-taking.

Tim Minchin
Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director


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