Ibaraki Inventorium

My trip to Japan last year (February, June and September) was a magnificent opportunity to meet people from the Ibaraki region. An area less than 2h away from Tokyo by train, but that feels much more remote than that. Going there, every time, reminded me of the trips I make in the summer when I … Continue reading

Shadow Play at SAFRA Toa Payoh

SAFRA Toa Payoh has created a large black room in order to house a new version of ShadowPlay! The installation is running from the 18th until the 28th of February 2017, daily from 11am till 6pm. It operates in free play mode, so the children can just walk in, pull the rope to make the … Continue reading

Shadow Play

While working at Playeum as Creative Director for their inaugurate season (and helping set up the direction for the new Children’s Centre for Creativity), I had the opportunity to test one of my own pieces, Shadowplay. Shadowplay was inspired by Japanese artist Ryota Kuwobata’s “The Tenth Sentiment” artwork, where a toy train supporting a torchlight … Continue reading

Charity: the Wild Plants Chair

The chair is overgrown by too much nature: plants grow naturally to create a beautiful environment; similarly, our bodies result from exquisite development of different parts. However, when cells grow with too much enthusiasm, they can create havoc, the harmony is disrupted, in the same way that weeds can overgrow any landscape. In the making … Continue reading

Giggling Weeds and Tickling Weeds.

After Talking Weeds at the French School, Playeum’s House of Weeds continued to pop-up at a few locations around Singapore. And this was the perfect occasion to bring out the Ticking Weeds and the Giggling Weeds. The Giggling weeds is an installation where the viewer is invited to touch the plants and hear them laugh, … Continue reading

“Talking Weeds” an artwork for the French School in Singapore

In January 2015, I was invited by the LFS or French School in Singapore’s Art Lecturer  Sharon Feenan to work with the “4èmes” (Gr. 8) students. I had proposed to introduce the kids to my way of mixing art and science and we worked on a project which is now part of the larger “Weeding … Continue reading

Hands on Lenses – a curatorial debut at the ArtScience Museum Singapore

I am happy to announce the Hands on Lenses exhibition at the ArtScience exhibition, curated by myself, and with most pieces fabricated by myself too. “Have you ever observed the world upside down through a droplet of water? You were looking through nature’s own lens. Have you ever notice the bright spots under a thick … Continue reading

Working With Weeds

Since 2012, when the first “Weed Camp” was announced at the Observatoire, where children were invited to come and learn about the wild plants growing around the site, several more projects have converged towards giving recognition and understanding to the almost invisible little flowers of Singapore. This September, I will be opening not one but … Continue reading

1000 Rubber Seeds and One Mutant – now at SAM

If you are in Singapore and haven’t been yet, do go and catch UNEARTHED, a show about Nature, environment and how Singapore-based artists approach the subject in their work, currently showing at SAM. For this exhibition, I was invited to display the work recently shown at the Substation. However, many constraints were different and the … Continue reading

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