Three channel video loop on canvas with a security camera
Trip explores museum mannerisms as a form of choreography. The term “choreography” is transposed to the field of human relations, as a way of framing the world, an art of interaction and interference, a physical movement of ideas. The choreographed movements of a curator are mimicked by the artist himself, inviting the audience to participate in this chain of movements with their own bodies. The work questions the relations between intention and movement by featuring different types of motion, including those that are planned, copied and spontaneous—habitual actions that can be considered choreography of our daily lives.
Ricky Sim holds a MFA (Dance) and has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer and educator for more than 20 years in Asia, Australia, Europe and America. Yue Han’s correspondence with Ricky began when he worked on multimedia design for Sim’s theatrical production It Appears That…. Their shared interest in pushing the boundaries of choreography has brought them together for this work.
In Beijing, Yue Han engaged Wu Zhenhuan, Artistic Director of Beijing MOCA, to perform alongside him, questioning the shifting roles of the curator, artist and audience.
The title of the work is playfully derived from the term “triptych”, which was traditionally a pictorial form consisting of three carved panels hinged and folded together. It refers to both an excursion and a small nimble movement.
Videologue: Beijing, Sunshine International Art Museum, 2011
Videologue: Beijing is a travelling video art exhibition and exchange between Beijing and Singapore featuring highly experimental artists who use diverse and multiple media and subjects to investigate and present ways of looking at moving images. Elements of film, video and sound that compliment and emphasize the experience of watching, looking or gazing at the works in projection, screening, installation or objects. The co-curators of both of Beijing and Singapore had presented and exhibited works in each other’s cities on many occasions. This time they seek to use the video medium in dialogue with one city and another in narration and formalism.