Immortal Words

Immortal Words

19 January – 20 February 2024
Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951
Free Admission

Immortal Words

Indonesia-born Singaporean contemporary artist Boedi Widjaja’s Immortal Words designed in collaboration with geneticist Associate Professor Eric Yap playfully illustrates the intricate connections between art and science. Besides new and existing artworks that will be on exhibition, words of oral and written tradition from Southeast Asian languages and beyond will be encoded in DNA, with vials of DNA-encoded ink dispensed through gachapon machines for visitors to take home.

This project is supported by the National Arts Council and brought to you by the Arts Resource Hub. The Arts Resource Hub supports arts Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) and freelance practitioners in Singapore to unlock new opportunities and grow meaningful careers.

Producer: Audrey Koh
Artist: Boedi Widjaja

Image Credit: Film still of Boedi Widjaja in Path. 13, Quaver Cipher (2023)

Immortality: Words, Art and DNA

20 Jan, 11am

Panel conversation: Boedi Widjaja, Assoc. Prof. Eric Yap (IDMxS), Taihei Shii (Artist and CEO, Startbahn)

Programme will take on both in-person and online presentation.

Free admission, with registration via Peatix
Please note that the venue is on the second level of a conserved house, and accessible only by stairs.

Please register your interest for livestream access at

Sensing cosmos, reading muons

17 Feb, 4 - 5:30pm

Panel conversation: Boedi Widjaja, Prof. Hiroyuki Tanaka (University of Tokyo)

CEREAL BOWL, Peace Centre, 1 Sophia Road, #01-36, Singapore 228149
16 – 28 January 2024
Located on the first floor of Peace Centre, CEREAL BOWL is a community space that hopes to serve as a canvas for a multitude of experiences from pop-ups to workshops to breakfast chats and exhibitions.