b. 1979, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore
This SB2019 artwork is a performance that will only be shown on 19 January (ended) and 16 March 2020 (last two sessions only).
Video snippet of 'Quora Fora: A Rehearsal (2019)'
Incorporating his long-term research into the form and function of spaces, as well as his interest in the choreography of architecture and body, Jason Wee seeks to examine the notions and ideals of ‘the quorum’ in Quora Fora: A Rehearsal. Conceived as a performance-installation that interlocks body and form through assembly and disassembly, Quora Fora: A Rehearsal seeks to ask, in Wee’s own words, “how do we design the shape and scale of a demos?” Drawing on the performers’ movements through space to unlock and activate considerations around the deliberative assembly, the work can be read as an ongoing search for a new symbolic form of democracy.
Photo credit: Ivan Heng
Jason Wee (b. 1979, Singapore) is an artist, writer and curator working between contemporary art, architecture, poetry and photography. His artistic practice contends with sources of singular authority in favour of polyphony and difference. Wee is the founder and director of Grey Projects, an artists’ space, library and residency that focuses on curatorship, new writing, design propositions and art. He has held group and solo shows in Germany, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and USA. His works are in private and public collections around the world, including the Singapore Art Museum. He lives and works in Singapore.