Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Miscoded Linger

I have been experimenting and tinkering with open source electronics to create kinetic works such as Miscoded Linger. In this latest adaptation, the kinetic installation responds to the presence of a viewer, activated by a motion sensor and fashioned from old disused car parts, microprocessors and motors, which control the swinging movements of the suspended arms that move in random swirling motions. The idea of a sentient machine obeying a code of order that is ultimately controlled by its maker, is unable to be truly free, yet appear free willed and unrestrained in itself as an object personified, in time and space.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

work in progress

Shadow projected in the night


“There is nothing in the nature quite as helpful to man as a tree.” opined by Eric Rutkow, an environmentalist. Yet the very existence and demise of trees can be easily forgotten. This series of works from felled Khaya trees embraces the audience with its beauty  in touch, movement, sound and smell – a fitting memory of its being.

Bringing artistic functionality of these reclaimed wood to the fore, Swee Siong’s investigation of the medium manifested in a series of mobile sculptures that are modular, transformative and adaptive to different settings as well as interactive to the viewer. 

Outdoor installation at Dhoby Ghaut Green 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Opening the windows, seeing the world

"Arts Connect! @ Bishan Toa Payoh GRC
PAssionArts Festival Village 2016
Large Ground Art Installation 

The artwork is a mural painting creatd by the residents that will transform into an LED lighted  artwork when in darkness. 
It is a celebration scene in which our Singapore national  icon the Merlion is gushing out extravagantly a myriad stream of 3D boxes. These  are opening up windows releasing out  fascination and wonders. In the  night, the artwork will be lighted up with firework patterns of colours pulsating out  from the LED pixels.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Soaring to Greater Heights

Chevron House

 Length:  150 cm, Width:  80 cm,  Height:  220 cm

Powder-coated stainless steel.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

National Day Celebration 2015

The idea is having the community and the residents of  Taman Jurong to design the art work  and also expressing their love for SG in the Golden Jubilee National Day celebration. The paper planes are flying freely in the blue sky with clean water and lush greenery and the rainbow symbolises our hopes for a better future

Friday, August 7, 2015

The SEA Games Torch Up! Project

I believe that my art could provide a functional platform to interact with the public. The SEA Games Torch Up! Project will give me a great opportunity to work with a keen group of Singaporeans that can show their talents to the rest of the people. I am a mediator to make these happen.

This is a project of Art, Design, craft and Electronics. Most important it wish to express the individual dreams of Singaporeans in an interactive way. Simple art workshops will be organised to engage the participants to create their artworks in a variety of art mediums that is installed in the light sculpture.