Dance in the Destruction Dance is an atmospheric environment designed by Joo that is a performance space and art installation featuring several artworks: Glue Your Eyelids Together (2017), I Only Make Friends With Money (2012), and Beatific Perfume (2020-present). Joo’s multisensory environment is also an instrument for storytelling, which draws attention to how industrial materials such as plastics, wood and metals continuously change their shape, appearance and meanings.
The installation assembles experimental use of sculpture, video and performance, working across a range of mediums to inquisitively ask if there is a distinction between reality and appearance. The artworks will be activated through a two-part theatrical performance pEARs ‘ — — — ‘ in §pring (2018). Scripted by the artist, the performance highlights the migration of forms and shapes the narrative of the exhibition. By dealing with contemporary technologies that pervade our lives, Joo raises thoughts about how the thresholds of consciousness can be animated through the everyday objects around us. Ultimately, Dance in the Destruction Dance highlights how perception (or what we see) are just appearances of what we imagine the world to be.
Venue: Gallery 2, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
When: 13 Jan - 16 Apr 2023, 10am - 7pm