Infectious Collaborations is an interdisciplinary exploration of environment, society and the pandemic. The project consists of an outdoor art installation, a web experience and a series of public programmes. Sited at the Jurong Lake Gardens outdoor stage, the outdoor art installation provides an experiential entry point into the entanglements between human, non-human, sciences, histories and cultures between the ebb and flow of the pandemic. The project aims to engage the public, to provoke thoughts and to provide space for imagining possible ways of living and engaging with nature and urbanism.

This web experience is designed in tandem with the outdoor art installation to extend the artwork interactivity through media and research content which provide layers of information and interpretations. Accessible on site and remotely, the web content provides both immediate visual spectacles and research resources that can benefit curious visitors and researchers.

Team Profile 

Zen Teh is an artist and educator interested in interdisciplinary studies of nature and human behavior. Teh has showcased in group and solo exhibitions in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. Her recent residency at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space involved extensive research with geologist, Rinaldi Ikhram from Padjadjaran University on the impact of rapid urban development on Bandung, Indonesia. In 2021, Teh was conferred the Young Artist Award by The National Arts Council Singapore. ︎︎︎

Dr Ching Jianhong is co-director of the DUKE-NUS Metabolomics research and core facility. He has extensive experience in metabolic disease analysis and medicinal plant research. His research and publications includes natural products, metabolism, cancer and neurological diseases such as depression. ︎︎︎

Hera is a multidisciplinary practitioner and an emerging curator in the expanded field of art and design. With a professional background in exhibition design, she engages with the arts through a combination of research, curatorial and studio practices. Currently, she works as an adjunct lecturer at the LASALLE College of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She is also a design researcher at Humankind Design, a role that aims to develop a knowledge base in a bid to encourage positive change within the design ecosystem. ︎︎︎

Lim Shu Min is a graphic designer working across print, screen-based media and exhibitions. Shu Min previously worked at GSM Project, creating exhibitions for the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Sarawak Museum. With an approach that considers both content and context, Shu Min develops experiences that inspire a broader and deeper interest in the world, collaborating with a diverse group of other creators–writers, sound designers, technologists–to design rich, multimedia stories for the web. ︎︎︎


Art Assistant
Gina Goh︎︎︎

Architectural and Research Assistant
Clarabelle Lorenza

Architectural and Outreach Assistant
Sheares Quek

Organisational Partners
PAssion WaVe @ Jurong Lake Gardens
Jurong Spring & Taman Jurong Citizen’s Consultative Committee
Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore's National Water Agency
National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore


Supported by National Arts Council Singapore

Special thanks to:
XL(Xiangliang) Lin
Adeline Lim
Chrys Hu
Fabienne Good
Samantha Soh
Lau Tse Xuan 

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