Installation view of To Turn at Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, 2024
Single-channel video installation, single-channel directional speaker
Dimensions variable, UHD, 12’11”

To Turn is centered around the idea of disorientation. Through revisiting a past experience of navigating the tropical jungles of Singapore during army training, the work gets lost in (rather than investigating) the messy affairs of spatial and sexual orientation.

The artist proposes disorientation as a gesture that resists neat binaries and fixed positions by deviating from straight lines and set paths. The secondary forest, as a site charged with colonial history and military forces, becomes an unlikely space for subversion and ecological diversity, full of queer potential.

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2024 © Lee Chang Ming