Sarah Choo Jing - Art of the rehearsal (2017)
It’s really about how these dances are a treasure for our nation. There is a tinge of lament. When you have a treasure box it means that it is stashed away, something of a keepsake.
Art of Rehearsal is a multimedia video instillation by Singaporean artist Sarah Choo Jing. It captures the diminishing art of traditional dances in Singapore. The design we created for the collector’s box echoes the elegiac tone of the instillation, taking the form of a vintage treasure box that contains the precious dances stored in the thumb drive. As an homage to the dying practices of Singaporean culture, we commissioned an old wood maker to construct the five boxes.