VANISHING

ARTIST

Sarah Choo Jing

Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990, Singapore) is known for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. The artist is concerned with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny.

COUNTRY

Singapore

PROJECT

Moving through waiting rooms

‘The dance is an art in space and time. The object of the dance is to obliterate that.’ – Merce Cunningham

Choo first began seeing dance as a visible action in life during Circuit Breaker in Singapore when she noticed people engaging in their ordinary daily routines in private, intimate spaces: movement is a dance, and the window the stage unveiling a performance. In moving through waiting rooms, the distance is removed as we follow a young man in a metaphorical cycle of life through interpretive dance, a form of contemporary dance wherein the dancer improvises and reacts to his environment: a void deck acting as a mystical passageway taking him in a journey across time where he encounters his boyhood self and his future. As with life, dance in a larger concept is abstract.

MEDIUM

Video – Length 00:06:00

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Moving through waiting rooms (video still)

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