The Travelling Camera Obscura Project (I)

Where to view my camera obscura within the next few days: At l’Observatoire. The room has been transformed into a double camera obscura. Timings: Saturday 20 Oct 2018, 10:00 – 1:00 and Sunday 21st Oct 2018, 11:00 -3:00 Check details on Facebook At 42 Cambridge Road, a whole HDB room has been invaded by the … Continue reading

September update

Here is an update about projects I have been involved over the last few months! In June, I was invited to the Arteles Residency in Hämeenkyrö  (Finland). I was particularly excited to be in Finland in June to witness the long summer days (although technically, no midnight sun). The theme of the residency, “Back to … Continue reading

HEVEALOGY

Hevealogy noun [u] /hɪəviːlə.dʒi/  the scientific study of the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis. As part of the school programme, students follow classes on physics, chemistry, biology, geography, history… But the rubber plant is so important that it needs its own classroom and its own hours of study in the curriculum. Hevea brasiliensis (the botanical name … Continue reading

Gallery:Garden

I have been developing Camera Obscura and Pinhole cameras in parallel for a few years now, since I first offered to run a basic photography class for my daughter’s grade 5 class in 2014. I am attracted to both because the huge power they have to make us look and wonder while using minimal technology. … Continue reading

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

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

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