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