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).
KEYNOTE LECTURE + FILM (5’20”): for EU-funded design futures pedagogy event + UAL design management staff & students
This new short film was created at the invitation of a design pedagogy event by European consortium FUEL4Design: Future Education and Literacy for Designers as International Respondent. A performance-lecture version was created as Keynote Lecturer for Deep Meaningful Conversations of the Design Management course, London College of Communication, University Arts London.
How To Thrive In 2050: 8 Tentacular Workouts For A Tantalising Future! is a new short film I made in Spring 2021. This is an art manifesto calling for a creative, equitable and ‘neuro-fantastic’ future by an Octopussy. The World Premiere is on BBC Culture in Quarantine Autumn 2021
I was invited by Donald Lush, Careers Consultant at King’s College London, to discuss academic job applications with a focus on equality (or lack thereof!), on 7th May 2021.
Will we augment reality? Will we see with our body? Will we embrace death? Will we kill cinema? Will we kill the film school? Will we create the…
I was invited to select from and respond to a range of museum artefacts through a neurodivergent prism. I selected an artefact from the National Archives, which is an extract from an Education Department draft circular on the introduction of 11+ exam, July 1945.
This was an interview with R22: WEB RADIO OF THE ARTS AND COMMONS. I was interviewed with artist and Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art James Steventon.
This is the 2020 lockdown edition of a workshop Practice, Movement and Play in Learning for the module ‘The Arts, Culture & Education and Learning, Participation & the Southbank Centre’ Module, as part of the MA in Education in Arts and Cultural Settings at King’s College London, which I have been delivering since 2019.
Here are just 3 of several films on the #PAC75: The 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the 5th Pan African Congress in Manchester, Viewing the Past and Looking to the Future channel. Do watch, and use them for learning, teaching and research. More videos to be uploaded during the Black History Month 2020!
This is a recording of a performance lecture I delivered on 6 August 2020 for University of Reading, a repeat of a keynote-lecture that premiered for Royal Society of Arts on 9 July 2020 which was attended by up to 130 people.
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.
I am hyperactive by nature and design. This restlessness is existential, political, neurological, personal, professional.
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’.
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…
Panel discussion on RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale and my solo work on Free Thinking.
This was an interview with Winkball Media during the exhibition King’s Artists – New Thinking, New Making (October – December 2018), London, UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview for my commission in the Arts in Mind Festival, which showcases creative collaborations between leading artists and psychiatrists, psychologists and neuroscientists.
This was a commissioned keynote lecture and masterclass for an EU-funded consortium of scientists CoCA at their Annual Meeting, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany.
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 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? Premiered at Birkbeck, Arts Week May 2019.
Is there too much, or not enough ‘neurodiversity’ in art & academia in the UK? Premiered at Birkbeck, Arts Week May 2019.
This is a recording of a conversation I had with artist Melanie Manchot at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 4th August 2015. I also shared a performance-lecture called ‘Life On The RUN! RUN! RUN! in the form of a Prezi.
EU-funded film on ADHD that was viewed 17,000 within first month.
Lsten to interview with Donald Lush, King’s College London (2019).
Listen to my interview for a Swiss radio station on my 1000-day performance as ‘Kaidie’ while an artist-in-residence in Winterthur. Switzerland.
An early proposal of the running-messenger as disruptor and connector. UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.