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

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

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

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

A visit to Cambridge

Strange things happen in the labs in Cabridge...

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

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

When the workshop is the art

Preparing for a large science-based show at the same time as running art workshops, the two were inevitably going to collide. My next workshop, entitled “Micro/Macro” is more than an art workshop. It allows the public to view things in a different light. It gives them an opportunity to understand for a short while the importance … Continue reading

Same pursuit, new projects…

Having won first prize at the  French Singapore New Generation Artists 2011 , I now have to come up with the goods for a large SOLO Exhibition at the Alliance Française in March 2012. So, here are some of the on-going projects that will lead to this exhibition: Scientist-led discussions on their production of leftovers. I am … Continue reading

The Scientist is in…

The Scientist is in...

The Laboratory of ‘Pataphysics returns to the white cube, as part of the 3 rd French – Singapore New Generation Artists at The Societe Generale Gallery of the Alliance Française de Singapour, 2 Sept – 1st Oct. Opening 1st September 2011,  Alliance Francaise De Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road Singapore 258130, 7 pm – 10 pm … Continue reading

2 and 1/2 D Cinema

For once, it seems like my workshops for children and my own art-making have collided in an obvious way. After running workshops and drawing classes for children for many years, as well as observing/guiding my own children, I have an intuition into what makes (some) kids tick. At the same time, I have been spending … Continue reading