Residency #11 – Jason Wee – October 2018

Artist Statement – Jason Wee (12 October 2018)

Commonplace

“Commonplace” is inspired by Arthur Yap’s poetry, as well as the furtive, coded, partially hidden walks, postures and other moves that queers make in order to claim and revise the normative orientations of public space as their own. I think of this as a choreography, a syntax, and I am interested in the ways that photographs might help plot this syntax. I am also interested in these men’s desires, their secrets, their preoccupations.

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