The woody valve of a Hevea brasiliensis capsule (rubber pod)
The woody valve of a Hevea brasiliensis capsule (rubber pod)

Science as Contemporary Art – How I Do it.

- “How do you transform a 1m x 1m x 3m space into contemporary art?” – “I would like to propose to install a scientist’s research cabinet in the 1m x 1m x 3m space allocated. It involves shelves. And 1000 specimens on which the research is done.” In 2009, Failomics. In 2010, Laboratory of … Continue reading

What I Think

EEG-based artwork for the Constant Self-Recording Mode (COS•MO) exhibition.

I propose to walk around the art exhibition wearing an EEG recording cap as I walk around the gallery, looking at the artwork. The EEG cap captures my thoughts directly from the brain and (after processing) whispers in my ear what I are thinking. This is called the “Know What You Think” cap, and the … Continue reading

Lecture-Presentation on Buang, the Lost Malay Scientist

Screening of “Buang” at the Malay Heritage Centre

This Wednesday, 23rd of October 2013 at 7:30pm, I will be giving a presentation to accompany the screening of my film “Buang, the Lost Malay Scientist”, at the Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore. What kind of microscope did he use? How did he see the scientific enquiry? Was he instrumental in helping Wallace formulate his theory … Continue reading

Weed Walk

Weed Walk

On Monday 1st of April, and Thursday 4th of April, I invite you to join me on the front lawn of the Singapore Art Museum for some light lecturing on weeds. It’s not that I make weed art, that’s another subject. The lecture is part of Zaki Razak’s “Revising Art: Ten Years Series” piece, part of … Continue reading

How Scientists Really Conduct Their Projects

All Other Things Being Equal… I Could Have Stayed in Bed

The conversations with scientists from Cambridge is materializing into an exhibition, opening on the 16th of August at the Alliance Française de Singapore…  SOCIETE GENERALE GalleryAlliance Française de Singapour 17 August – 8 September 2012 Mon to Fri, 11am to 7pm Sat, 11am to 5pm Sun and PH Closed Admission is free. “Being a scientist means … Continue reading

Strange things happen in the labs in Cabridge...

A visit to Cambridge

If you are interested, as I am, in the way science really gets done, then a visit to Cambridge (UK) is a must. I have been lucky enough to be welcome into the labs of Bill Harris and Christine Holt to take a glimpse at how is science is being made there, and especially at what … Continue reading

Water flowing contraption to capture the energy flow between the two sinks.

Laboratory of Waste Management is now online

The exhibition took place in February, in Tiong Bahru. For those who could not see it or did not have enough time to view it all, here are some pictures of the bathroom. Now is the time to focus on reviving Buang, the lost Malay scientist for my exhibition happening in August at the Alliance Française. … Continue reading

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The Laboratory of Waste Management

Coming soon to a bathroom near you: The Laboratory of Waste Management, at Open House! in Tiong Bahru. A description of the mechanism used for recycling scientific waste can be found on the Failomics website.

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder, 2011

First Artwork of the Year 2012

“Diverting a light fixture and a lab microphotograph, I have re-created an imaginary eye. The piece plays on the popular notion that  light must come from the eye to create vision.” Technically, this is my last artwork of 2011, having been completed on the 30th of December. It will be auctioned on the 8th of … Continue reading

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