“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

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

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

February

February was a month of experimenting. Trying to get watercolour printing to work on the RJ Maple paper that the Map of Seletar is printed on. This is basically a monotype. Result not yet satisfying…