Ascension [ uh-sen-shuhn ] | / əˈsen.ʃən /
The act of moving, climbing, or going upward.
ASCENSION is INTERLUNAR’s third zine volume. This issue, similarly, dives into the intersections of art, business, culture, design, environmentalism, and technology. We highlight the works of industry-leading innovators and creatives as we view the future through the lens of technology and how it impacts almost every aspect of our lives. As we interrogate the possible unknowns of emerging technology’s impact on society, we hope you’ll ask yourself important questions about how you’ll use these platforms and tools to better humanity.
This project would not exist without the trust of:
David Zhang, Sameera Anand, Pamela Wee, Ella Wee, Hanae Gomez, Ytremia, Elaine Mok
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Gie Sanjaya is a fine arts curator, an accessories designer, and a part of Creativite Indonesia, an art education service and gallery. She studied jewellery and accessory-making in Milan. In 2017, Gie joined a competition at Jakarta Fashion Week, where she won second place for her hand-made explorations of sustainable materials, including ox bones and horns. She sustainably sourced these materials from waste materials and animals that perished from natural causes. Gie launched her brand in 2019. She completes her pieces using silver, brass, pearl, and wood.
A freshly-minted New Yorker, Luke is a contemporary artist discovering and pushing the limits of self-expression. His multi-disciplinary repertoire spans visual art, poetry, and acting. His intuition guides his art, distilling the complexity of his interior world into simple, abstract forms. He intends to attain a “philosophical, metaphysical level of energy thinking” through the visuals he creates and the words he writes.
Maxime has lived across several locales in his life. He was born in Switzerland to a Belgian father and a Spanish-Italian mother before moving to Toulouse, Cannes, Los Angeles, Qatar, Sydney, Paris, and Beirut, before settling in Singapore, where he has impacted the F&B scene. Now 25, Maxime counts two bars under his belt: Foxtail (a cocktail bar in Keong Saik Road, a well-known watering hole) and Juice (an intimate wine bar located at Circular Road).
School of Concepts works with marginalised children with learning needs, focusing on creating products for them. Featured in a few local articles, they are known for this mission and for employing people with disabilities, creating more opportunities in the workplace. Mint Lim founded School of concepts to provide every child with equal access to quality education through brick & mortar schools, hands-on toy kits, and mobile game applications.
Tamaryn Cooper, now a bartender at 28 Hong Kong Street in Singapore, hasn’t been in the bar scene for a very long time, but her arrival to the scene made people take notice. Her fame grew quickly as more people started to take note of her talent and flair for the craft. Midnight Asia, a popular Netflix series that explores Asian culture, approached Tamaryn during Covid, and interviewed her for the show.
Born and raised in Jakarta, Tsamara discovered how Human Design could completely transform her life trajectory during the COVID-19 pandemic through a podcast. Tsamara underwent a personal journey with mental health. She turned to wellness, engaging in yoga and meditation to help her cope. This transformation led her down a path of self-awareness and inquiry that intensified after the concept of Human Design fell into her lap.
Starting later in life, Ujwala finds herself to be extremely lucky. She has always been interested in the arts. The first six years after discovering art were highly prolific. Her art allows her to speak about issues she is disturbed by, acting as a catharsis that will enable her to be more comfortable and less embarrassed to talk about the issues. Ujwala continues experimenting with her art, staying curious about everything new and exciting, including digital and AI-generated art.
Yanni has had a passion for art his whole life. After consciously dedicating his life to it while studying at university, he chose the name yawny.jpg to represent his artist persona. He obtained a traditional foundation in art, learning to draw and paint, but soon discovered the world of digital art and how it allowed him to create and live as a digital nomad, reaching audiences worldwide through his Instagram.
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