Learn to Fail at ArtScience Museum

From the 27th of June to the 2nd of July 2017, and part of the Microbites of Innovation, a strange lab setup was installed at the top floor of the ArtScience Museum Titled “Learn to Fail”, the exhibition promised to include “Participative Failure” as a medium. It meant that the exhibition (hidden behind the black … Continue reading

Learn to Fail

Unless you’re a 3-year old, a scatterbrain or a daredevil, you probably harbour (secretly or not) a fear of failure. Yet you might also be used to saying “Failure’s good, and it’s unavoidable if you want to get ahead”. How do you reconcile the two? By experiencing first hand what a scientific failure might look … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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