Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity
Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity


Play and Place


When I was thinking about Place, the first thing that came to my mind was the miniature buildings and integrating it with the real world. I was inspired by the artist Steve Wheen where he creates miniature garden scenes and places them into his neighbourhood for passers-by to interact with it. I find the works quite inspiring as it helps in promoting the audiences' imagination.

When I was deciding on the sculptures, I decided to go with a building that is closest to my heart. It also resembles the structure near Chinatown in the city. According to, my project was considered as an outdoor site-specific artworks where the sculpture would integrate with the background sculptures, where I planned to make the sculpture that has a similar shape to the arch at Chinatown.


Creating a miniature sculpture that the passer-bys could take photos of and share it on social media.


I made a building with the clay I found at my place. I molded them based on a building that resembles my hometown the most. It took me quite a while to mold it into what the sculpture I was hoping for. When the sculpture was drying, some shrinkage happened to some of the places. 

I was hoping to put it in the streets near Chinatown, where the big arches are. However, considering it was in the middle of the pandemic, I decided to keep it in my house for now. I put a sticker of a generated qr-code where the user would be able to scan and a website about some info of the building, and also a short guide on sharing the photos they took for social media posting.


This was a messy project at first, where the clay would not mold to what I was hoping for. However, the end result came out quite alright. I also implemented the learnings from the previous readings about maker culture (week 3), where I used technology as a side for the project which plays a part there. By allowing the users to take photos which acts as an interaction.

Looking back at the idea, I was re-planning the project in a smaller and more personal scope. The idea was to create a miniature room where some of the furniture is movable, and the audience would be able to customise it, creating more fun and play while doing so.

About This Work

By Yee Jing Kan
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Published On: 30/08/2021