L & R Art Warehouse: Private Collection of Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
11 January 2020 – 19 January 2020
11 January 2020 - 19 January 2020
67 Ubi Road 1, #06-04
11 January 2020
12 January 2020
18 January 2020
19 January 2020
12.00PM - 5.00PM each day
Visit L& R Art Warehouse , a private collection of contemporary Southeast Asian Art. Within the collection is an immersive installation with a moving image artwork by Singaporean artist Sarah Choo who counts among the most interesting of Singapore’s emerging generation of artist. The artist will transform the gallery, emulating the layout and set up of a hotel lobby, showcasing video artworks that are filmed and referenced from iconic films that result in a construction of coincidences within the characters and images.
Accelerated Intimacy, is a collection of fragments. Embedded in an assemblage of spectral objects that hint at the semblance of a quotidian space, a series of moving images enact elusive, allusive narratives, their solitary figures rehearsing a textual collage of found dialogue. They constitute a calibration of carefully constructed coincidences that are incomplete, open-ended, methodically ambivalent. Presented as an immersive installation, the various video channels are juxtaposed alongside photographic prints and objects.
Through appropriating film scripts, the artist decontextualised conversational lines and significant quotes from iconic film; in turn, reconstructing a potential narrative surrounding each character. All give subjects are shot in various iconic hotel rooms in Singapore. The artist creates an environmental intimacy amongst these characters whilst they are hotel guests, an encounter of accelerated strangers. The characters seemingly interact with each other in this five channel installation.
The dual presentation of images and objects creates a complex staging of ‘lived’ experiences that exist concurrently across time and space. Rather than offering any kind of resolution to the histories of these characters and sites, Accelerated Intimacy is a culmination of carefully constructed coincidences that are unfinished and ongoing; revealing and establishing complex relations with each reading.