Choon Lin JOO
Based in Singapore and Glasgow
Choon Lin Joo’s stop-motion animation is made from multiple and meticulously executed drawings. Her work incorporates live action and localised context to create narratives that blur fact and fiction. For her, the sketches also take the form of sculptural maquette. Joo’s drawings are spontaneous, as she nurtures her story each day with make-belief and with surreal consequences. In flux, every ‘new’ drawing (new frame in this case) contains a residual memory of the previous drawing — haunting and scar-like. Every subsequent frame escapes, and dissipates from the previous, one event leads to the next without a script. While not deliberate, there is a concurrent mood of escapism and introspection in Joo’s work, reflecting the artist’s nonchalant attitude to the hype of new media, preferring something more material and craftlike.
Choon Lin Joo has exhibited widely and recent international projects include the Aichi Triennial in 2010 and the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial in 2009. Her next project is an artist residency at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan.