Debbie Ding (GB)

How to make a fake bomb detector


If you had to detect a bomb, how would you do it? How would you know if your equipment worked? What if you made a bomb detector, but it turned out to be a fake? We provide the materials and the instructions, you provide the skill to put together a fake bomb detector.


Debbie Ding is a visual artist and technologist working between London and Singapore. She reworks and reappropriates formal, qualitative approaches to collecting, labelling, organising, and interpreting assemblages of information – using this to open up possibilities for alternative constructions of knowledge. Her work has been shown at Singapore Art Museum, The Substation, Gallery Steph, ICA Singapore, Brick Lane Gallery and Bermondsey Project.