Audio Guide Stop #10 Jason Wee
Jason Wee is a Singaporean artist and writer working between the mediums of photography, architecture, and poetry. The work Uncommon Choreographies is a photo-based installation composed of ten panels that demonstrates Wee’s interest in abstraction as a tool to extend the expressive possibilities of photographic surfaces and depths. Each image depicts an unspecified cruising location frequented by the queer community in Singapore. The artist has turned the photograph into a jigsaw puzzle, moving the pieces around before reassembling them into their current form, thereby obscuring the original image. As the jigsaw-puzzle motif suggests, Wee’s deconstruction of these locations is a visual strategy to express the immediacy and distancing possibilities of his subject’s movements, while reinforcing the clandestine nature of their actions.