2019 / Portfolio / Fine Art

Accelerated Intimacy.

Choo has decontextualised these conversations, in turn, reconstructing a potential narrative surrounding each character, who all have been filmed occupying iconic hotel rooms in Singapore. Between the characters and their frames, Choo has carefully constructed uncanny coincidences that are incomplete, open-ended, and methodically ambivalent. In this environment of staged intimacy, the five hotel guests seemingly speak to each other, encountering each other as strangers, yet simultaneously set apart.

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.