Featuring Sarah Choo Jing's recent video work 'Consecutive Breaths' (2016, 11m 58mins). LOOP Fair will be newly located within Almanac Hotel (Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619 08007 Barcelona) and takes place in conjunction with LOOP Festival (12-22 Nov 2018).
A.I. is pleased to return to LOOP Barcelona 2018 & present Sarah Choo Jing's video work titled 'Consecutive Breaths' (2016) examining the intersection of ongoing trajectories on a commuting journey.
Taking on the role as an anonymous voyeur; Choo observes and re-presents constructed coincidences and happenings on the Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong.
“Over time, you begin to construct a mental map, a collection of favored destinations and preferred routes: a labyrinth no other person could ever precisely duplicate nor reproduce. Loneliness, I began to realize, was a populated place: a city in itself.” -the artist
Taking the viewer through time, the artist patrols the space between the real and the constructed, the actual and the imagined; between intimacy and estrangement. Through observing actual characters and moments in time, she presents a composite of documented footages; suggesting a potential narrative within an increasingly isolated urban aquarium. Occasionally chasing and often searching for a temporal connection with strangers, Choo emphasizes on the very act of waiting and exemplifies on the deliberate slowing down of time. There is an uneasy recognition that the encountered scenes are lacerated culminations of the past, present and future. With a clear absence in communication, estranged passengers are taken from one point to another, in-between moments; in-transit.