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

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

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

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

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 Art of Distilling Failures

Tarte Tatin

For those who could not attend the lecture at the Substation on the 21st of April 2011, here is a synopsis of the talk. No video is currently available, but if you’d like to see me live, fill in the form below. And while you’re here, you might enjoy looking at the other 6 synopsis relating to … Continue reading

March: Biennale, new Website… and a Cooking Show!

March was the time for visiting the Biennale. Although I have not seen it all yet, I am enjoying visiting as you would a shop window. More precisely, a shop window for Singapore. Despite its theme, “Open House”, I feel very much like I am looking at a window dressing of the country. Nothing wrong with … Continue reading

April 2010: Filming Failures

Here are some photographs taken on the set of “Failomics: Educational Videos”. You will soon be able to view the short movies. In each video, our scientist teaches you something new about failures. Last night was the shooting, thanks to very the cool Russel from the Putnam School of Film. Today, it’s editing…

March 2010: A Symposium

March 10, 11, 12: Postgraduate Symposium 2010 5 speakers gave talks on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11th of March 2010, enlightening us with their processes, and preparing the way for our own talks on Friday. The theme: “The Master’s Tool Shall Never Dismantle The Master’s House” (A quote from an essay by Audre Lorde) The … Continue reading