Accelerated Intimacy.

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography

Accelerated Intimacy is a series of 5 images depicting individuals within different hotels in Singapore. A momentary place of transit; the Hotel can be seen as an empty shelter. An oxymoron on many levels, this place is ultimately representative of space between boundaries; wakefulness and slumber, working and restful, solitary and inhabited, lust and apathy. The housed rooms permeate, both a presence of absence, and an absence of presence as travellers check in and out. Reassuring duplicates, the rooms pervade an enthralling sense of anonymity amongst the lone occupants.

Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990, Singapore) is known for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. The artist is concerned with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny.