Jennifer Tee
Visual Art


(2010-2012) invites poetic association. Stamped on the 12 ceramic vessels are phrases such as ‘secret selves,’ ‘recovered memory,’ ‘ancestral sacrifice’ and ‘star crossed,’ the last words are an astrological reference to the inevitability of paths crossing and the belief that the positions of the stars rule over people's fates. The vases contrast with the vibrant knitted floorpieces that serve as a sculpture and performance arena. As she explores the duality of concepts and forms, Tee offers the possibility of transcending differences and asks us to attend to deeper processes as much as origins. From how the work was made, a story emerges that weaves together diverse geographies and ancient forms of production. 


Concept and choreography
Jennifer Tee

Created and performed
Miri Lee & Marjolein Vogels 

Duration: 28 min

Star-Crossed is an installation that hovers between sculpture and stage. Every Saturday, the installation is set alive by two dancers performing a choreography that connects the shapes and the titles of the vases to the language of movement. The vases are grouped in three series: the jars, the wood fired vessels and the urn and funerary vases. Each vase has its own set of movements, inspired by Asian calligraphy, which lie between a ‘language’ and a choreography. Through breathing rhythms and bodily sounds, the dancers provoke a physical and meditative space. The focus lies on intermediate states, or ‘the Soul in Limbo,’ in which Tee explores the mutability and complexity of an existence in which cultures are constantly merging, while seeking modes of expression for ‘a more beautiful and soulful world