About The Singapore Biennale 2019
Through the act of artistic exploration, the Singapore Biennale invites participation to transform the world around us, and to get things done the right way. Titled Every Step in the Right Direction, the 2019 edition focuses on the imperative of making choices and taking steps to consider current conditions and the human endeavour for change and betterment.
About Quora Fora: A Rehearsal
Performances with sung libretto, print on molded fabric, cotton panels and string; dimensions variable. Collection of Jason Wee. Singapore Biennale 2019 commission.
Incorporating his long-term research into the form and function of spaces, as well as his interest in the choreography of architecture and body, writer and artist 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.