Category: WATCH/LISTEN

LISTEN to interviews and provocations on radio and podcasts. WATCH my appearances on TV, documentaries and more. Also WATCH moving images that I have made. I make, programme/curate, perform in and with, produce and used to teach film (meaning Super 8, 16mm, video art, cinema et al). My first moving images made at 18 on an enormous VHS camera won a Panasonic video award. Other recognition since have included San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award 1999, Official Entries at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2001, AHRC Film Award 2019, Annecy, Bucheon, Ottawa International Film Festivals 2016. I have been called ‘a media artist to look out for’ (Art It, a Japanese publication, 2005) and ‘one of the foremost video artists in Singapore’ (Contemporary Art In Singapore 2007. Eds Nadarajan G, Storer, R. & Tan, E.). My installations have been seen widely, including New York Film Anthology at Museum of Modern Art New York in a Japanese Experimental Cinema Programme (alongside the work of video art pioneer Toshio Matsumoto 2004), on the streets (such as large projections or as a mobile video-guided walk in Singapore 2008), as live performances alongside ‘laptop orchestras’ (including at pompidou and Tokyo Fashion Week 2004) and so on. Collaborators have included Michael Tebinka (Sweden), Kleopatra Korai (Greece/NY), Christophe Charles and Videoart Centre Tokyo (both Tokyo), Bertrand Lee and Philip Tan (both Singapore).

What could a neurodiversity-led 2050 look like?

Instead of OBE/MBE/CBE, we’ll have NDE (NeuroDiversity medal of Excellence). Universities will finally stop failing or boring people, offering interdisciplinary MASc and PhDs. ‘Neurodiversity’ will also become truly diversified. We’ll then run around with tentacles on our heads. New performance-lecture at Royal Society of Arts attended by 130 people.

Kids (aged 7-14) teach adults (top age 82) how to have unadulterated fun 00’18”

On the inversion of power, giggling, throwing tantrums and having unadulterated fun fun fun. #Antiadultrunrunrun Masterclass, ANTI Festival Commission, Kuopio, Finland. A performance-lecture of this was later delivered at Royal Geographical Society’s Annual Conference.

#MagicCarpet: Gatecrashing the world of mind and brain sciences 07’19”

We Sat On A Mat and Had a Chat and Made Maps! #MagicCarpet (2017-2019)was an award-winning art-psychiatry commission, mentored by Professor of Psychiatry Philip Asherson.

Kaidie’s 1000-Day Trans-Run

This was a 1000-day durational performance which also included films, maps and so on, during which I learnt how to run, took part in 9 races (including 2 full marathons) and then died, and reincarnated.

This is not an ally

This is a new performance-lecture created in June 2020. It will premiere on 7 July 2020 at Manchester School of Art. It was developed from a talk I gave at Live Art Developmental Agency Summer 2019, by invitation by ‘allies’.

Running Studies

Watch commissioned Pecha Kucha Life on the RUN! RUN! RUN!, at My Life in Running, Pub Pannuhuone the ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art, Kuopio, Finland 2015 . In…

BBC Radio Three 45’00”

Panel discussion on RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale and my solo work on Free Thinking.

New Thinking, New Making 05’11”

This was an interview with Winkball Media during the exhibition King’s Artists – New Thinking, New Making (October – December 2018), London, UK.

Monster 08’52”

On human being’s love-hate relationship with technology. Oxford University UK 2009, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea and Art of Things: Singapore Open Media Art Festival, Singapore 2017.

Of Wandering and Meanderings 04’30”

Official Selection, Arts and Humanities Research Council Research in Film Award 2019 . Premiered at the South London Gallery on 5 June 2018. Toured at Southbank Centre, Science Museum and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore) amongst others.

Being ‘artful’ and ‘ill-disciplined’: creative strategies amid/beyond a pandemic 40′ 00″

04/2020: Watch this interview (40 minutes) on ‘artful leadership’. With Dr Michael Pinchbeck.

Single Octopussy Seeks Artful Atypical Agile date to co-create hopeful 2050

Amid times of distress. we must give birth to hope. Let’s build new visions together and live happily ever after. Speed-date me. You will ask for more.

Exceptional Talent 01 :52:12

2020 version of Exceptional Talent, the State of Fun & Islands of After Death, on movement as a human right, which was first performed as a keynote-lecture at Peter Scott at the Inaugural Art & Mobilities Symposium 2018.

Arts in Mind 59’43”

Interview for my commission in the Arts in Mind Festival, which showcases creative collaborations between leading artists and psychiatrists, psychologists and neuroscientists.

Why should you work with neurodiverse + creative allies? Here are 10 reasons 39’21”

This was a commissioned keynote lecture and masterclass for an EU-funded consortium of scientists CoCA at their Annual Meeting, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany.

Celebrate the Extraordinary 00’51”, 01’31”

Here are two films by two extraordinary award-winning filmmakers: Kleopatra Korai (NY/Greece) and Bertrand Lee (Singapore), commissioned for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 5th ASEAN Para…

Running (In) Your City 30’22”

Running (In) your City is a book chapter in Mobilities, Literature, Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) and performance-lecture (ESRC-funded ‘Running Dialogues’, Roxy Bar & Screen in London 2015).

Where are neurodivergent leaders in the cultural and academic sectors? 17’00”

Where are neurodivergent leaders in the Cultural and Academic Sectors? Premiered at Birkbeck, Arts Week May 2019.

Too much / not enough neurodiversity in UK academia? 17’00”

Is there too much, or not enough ‘neurodiversity’ in art & academia in the UK? Premiered at Birkbeck, Arts Week May 2019.

Brisk/Risks 06’52”

What’s the riskiest thing you have ever done? What do you dream of doing but dare not? Do you dare share something that you’ve never told anyone else before? Go on – what’s the worst that can happen?

Shine a light: EU-funded film 11’15”

EU-funded film on ADHD that was viewed 17,000 within first month.

The Never-Ending Underwater Adventures 09’02”

Trailer for a Sisyphian permanent commission in Singapore at the heart of the Arts and Heritage District, since 2010. 29-minute video cycle on the Circle Line with 29-chapters and 29 riddles that came on each evening 19:29, starring ‘Desyphus’ who swims perpetually in the looped line.

Artist-Academic 28’03”

Lsten to interview with Donald Lush, King’s College London (2019).

Hand in Hand 02’15”

Run run run! Run into difference. Embrace flux. Don’t let things come to standstill. Don’t take things lying down. Mock/knock the toxic status quo. Let us surge forward, hand-in-hand.

Kaidie seeking Heidi in Switzerland 05’44”

Listen to my interview for a Swiss radio station on my 1000-day performance as ‘Kaidie’ while an artist-in-residence in Winterthur. Switzerland.

Let’s Talk Mental Health 13’00”

Economic and Social Research Council commissioned film by Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences Professor Louise Arseneault. I interviewed Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive of Centre for Mental Health.

The Ill-Disciplined Running Messenger 04’34”

An early proposal of the running-messenger as disruptor and connector. UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.