star-crossed 2

2012
Beyond Imagination,
Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam, NL

Star-Crossed (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.