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Jason Wee

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).

Quora Fora: A Rehearsal, 2019

Performances with sung libretto, print on molded fabric, cotton panels and string
Dimensions variable
Collection of the Artist
Singapore Biennale 2019 commission

Free admission with registration

16 March 2020
7pm and 9pm
W!LD RICE @ Funan 
107 North Bridge Road
#04-08 Funan Mall
Singapore 179105
(65) 6292 2695 

Video snippet of 'Quora Fora: A Rehearsal (2019)'

A new commission for the Singapore Biennale, 'Quora Fora' is equally contemporary choral music, poetry reading and theatrical performance. Appealing to fans of new music, poetry, Singapore literature, performance art and theatre, 'Quora Fora' is an intense, rapidly unfolding performance-installation that culminates in an open proposition to the audience.
The artist and writer Jason Wee has been pursuing a practice that encompasses his interests in architecture, poetry, and the body. With his team of collaborators, including the composer Li-Chuan Chong and the architect Quck Zhong Yi of the design practice asolidplan, Jason Wee seeks to examine the notions and ideals in the quorum required for any democratic activation. Conceived as a total performance-installation, with Wee writing the libretto, producing the installation, and creating the choreography and costumes, '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.