Waiming Wee, UK
You are an artist, organizer, designer and networker from London. How cool is that? Tell us a little bit about your projects?
I am a producer in interactive works, arts and events, and have worked with artists like Marshmallow Laser Feast (my proudest work is Laser Forest!), art organisations like Hayward Gallery, Barbican and festivals like STRP Festival (Eindhoven) and Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Lisbon). I also curate exhibitions and am currently curating for Art and Shelter, Tokyo and Exhibit 15, Andover (an hour’s train from central London). As a media artist, I enjoy transforming familiarities into a different format for further explorations without shifting the original essence to evoke pleasant childhood memories, targeting young children and old people as my primary audience.
What can the CAMPvisitors expect from your project(s)?
It’s a new piece of work called “Neverending Dreams”. We create a storyline when we wake up from the dreams that we have in our sleep, how we continue the interpretation. In our subconscious minds based on the occurrences in our unconscious state and translate them into visual or sound explorations that communicate with the audience.
We connect the dots and find relevance to complete a 'never ending' dream, creating an end or outcome that governed by the same characters, objects and elements in our dreams. The translation in visual or sound may conform to a changeable degree of a setting due to the exhibited space but the substance remains intact.
I wrote the concept when I woke up on a Sunday morning and shared it with another artist friend - Wei Yun. She loves it and will be rendering a piece too :) Mine is going to be the blind people’s dreams. Wei Yun shared her finding too, which is inspiring to have someone to discuss from a different perspective. As far as I know, hers is going to be children’s dreams.
How will the interaction between your art projects and the visitors on the CAMPsite be? Do you have any expectations?
Yes, the audience will need to explore and it’s a piece of work that creates endless hypothesis!
The hypothesis not only challenges our frame of mind but also creates an open framework - at present, the frame of mind is autonomous / independent however this changes when it opens to the audience as a starting point for further investigation. It poses more questions to be answered - is this the only outcome? Why have I decided on this outcome? What would have the audience done differently from me? What works and doesn't work in the process?
Tell us, where can people find out more about you (next exhibitions, website, etc…)
I’m very bad at maintaining the website - Ebury Bridge but you’ll be able to find more there about new exhibitions there whether as a curator or as an artist.