Synkroniciti is thrilled to announce the winner of our “Intersections” cover art contest and reveal the face of the new issue! We have selected the first panel of a larger work, The Hidden Dimension II by Sarah Choo Jing of Singapore, a video work which has previously been featured at The Singapore Art Museum. Sarah explores an important human “intersection,” that of the family, and how we are often disconnected from one another, solitary within our own homes. Separated by walls and personal musings, family members exist alongside one another without connecting. And yet, in the video version, which we will feature inside the magazine, there is a moment when they all take a collective breath, suggesting that connection is not only possible but even inescapable on the most basic of levels, despite distraction. Looking at this particular image, we wonder if the couple have any awareness that they are gazing in each other’s direction. We wonder about the outside world visible through the arched portico…are we gazing at their children, people in the neighborhood, or even back in time?
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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. Choo has since exhibited internationally at the Turku Art Museum in Helsinki (2019), National Museum of Singapore (2017), Busan Museum of Art in Korea (2016), ArtParis at The Grand Palais in Paris (2015), the START Art Fair at The Saatchi Gallery in London (2015) and Photo London at The Somerset House in London (2015). Her works are collected by both private individuals and public institutions; including the Chrysler Museum of Art, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and The Arts Club Permanent Art Collection in London.