AD: It is not an attention deficit, but Attention SURFEIT, because everything is interesting, and I am curious about everything. H: I am Hyperactive by nature and design, in my body and mind. I refuse to stay still or stay in my/one place. D: I am tentacular, disordering and re-ordering the world around me, collaging, bricolaging, juxtaposing, mixing and mis-matching. Before I knew about (my) ADHD (and dyslexia and dyspraxia) in 2015, this restlessness has been, and remains, existential, political, personal, professional. It’s my creative strategy.
The following was my ‘Lockdown Diary’ entry for the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre upon my final week there as its Visiting Fellow and first Artist in…
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.
I am hyperactive by nature and design. This restlessness is existential, political, neurological, personal, professional.
This was an interview with Winkball Media during the exhibition King’s Artists – New Thinking, New Making (October – December 2018), London, UK.
I am (co-)founder, (co-)leader, trustee, consultant, co-leader or member of 20 national and international networks and organisations in research, arts, health, and human rights.
My work has been widely covered by mainstream printed media in UK, Tokyo, Singapore since 1992. Here are a few recent examples.
Article in The Conversation 2018 (10.6m subscribers) which was read 2000 times in the first 2 days. Using #MagicCarpet as an example, it introduced the notion of being ‘ill-disciplined’ (Tan & Asherson 2018).
Unreasonable Adjustments outlines the compromises I have to make to fit the neuronormative world. It premiered at Southbank Centre. Tour: 5th International European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders Conference, Edinburgh and 4th National Conference SOS Dyslexia, San Marino.
EU-funded film on ADHD that was viewed 17,000 within first month.