Sarah Choo Jing Wins 2021 Lumen Prize 3D/Interactive Award

Sarah Choo Jing Wins 2021 Lumen Prize 3D/Interactive Award

26 Oct 2021 Artist

Zoom, click, waltz is a multimedia installation comprising 13 LED screens depicting individuals in various states of “performance”, while isolated within separate window frames. What began as an attempt to communicate with neighbours during Circuit Break, developed into an imagined possibility of individuals connecting through dance. Over a period of 2 months, residents received mailed instruction requests to perform at an interval spanning 30 minutes. These recordings were at times effective, others, futile. Various subjects’ responses range from active to passive; with individuals participating in modes of conscious performance, and others nonchalant, in contemplation. 

Jury Panel Member Nathan Ladd comments: “The artist has created a beautiful and compelling installation to create a patchwork of vignettes of personal, intimate moments during lockdown.”

See the work here.