Saturday, 28 May 2011

Biography: Joo Choon Lin

Joo Choon Lin (b. 1984) makes experimental stop-motion animation across various disciplines, including drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Her work incorporates live action and localised contexts 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 craft-like. Joo has exhibited work locally and internationally, participating in shows such as 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2009), 1st Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010) and Roving Eye at Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011).

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