Who We Are
Chong Yan Chuah is an artist who builds worlds through film, drawing and installation. He has worked for award winning architectural practices in London and Singapore and has given workshops in film and media at the Architectural Association (AA). He has collaborated on film pieces with Unknown Fields Division and has had his own work exhibited extensively; at multiple film festivals and as part of the 2014 RIBA President’s Medals. In 2017 he led a collaboration with Beth and Nathan on the piece ‘Aisha’s Asylum’ for the Blank Space Fairytales competition, which was awarded an honourable mention. He studied architecture at Newcastle University and then at the AA.
Bethany Edgoose is a digital anthropologist who investigates the impact of emerging technologies on socio-economics through research and speculation. She has worked as a researcher in nuclear-security and international relations agencies in London and Melbourne, and leads a global cyber-security reporting team. In 2012 she spent time developing income-generation projects in Uganda. She was part of an Australian youth delegation to the OECD forum and in 2015 led ‘Vital Networks’; a project on International Telemedicine that was awarded 2nd place for the International Development Geneva Challenge. She taught a Unit with Nathan at the AA Summer School, and studied international development at RMIT University, graduating with distinction from the M.Sc in Anthropology and Development at the LSE.
Nathan Su is a speculative designer who works with film and animation. He has worked in architecture in Melbourne and for research agency Forensic Architecture in London. He taught a Unit with Beth at the AA Summer School and currently runs a media course at the AA. He has also run short workshops in film/digital media at the AA and the Bartlett (UCL). In 2016 he collaborated with Unknown Fields Division on artwork and a short film for their ‘The Dark Side of the City’ book series and exhibition. His projects have received multiple awards, including the D3 Unbuilt Visions Grand Prize in 2015 and ‘Best Short Film’ at Sci-Fi London Film Festival in 2017. He studied architecture at the University of Melbourne and the AA, receiving the RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship and AA Diploma Honours.
Exhibitor, Royal Academy Summer Show - 'Luyong Poli, from 27 Years of Lazarian Delights', 2018
Finalist, Rookies Film of the Year (Visual Effects) - 'Through Leviathan's Eyes', 2018
Silver Medal Nomination, RIBA President's Medal - 'Through Leviathan's Eyes', 2017
Official Selection, Kinofilm Manchester Festival - 'The Island of Made-In', 2017
Official Selection, Earls Court Film Festival - 'The Atlas of False Desires', 2017
Best Short Film, Sci-Fi London - 'The Atlas of False Desires', 2017
Finalist, Frostbite International Film Festival - 'The Island of Made-In', 2017
Honourable Mention, Fairytales, Blank Space - 'Aisha's Asylum', 2017
2nd Place, Geneva Challenge, The Graduate Institute Geneva - 'Vital Networks', 2015