Black Flags, 2010 (5.5 #1)
00:48, stereo sound
Plastic flags thrashing in the wind atop a commercial fishing boat. Recorded in Nicaragua.
Burka, 2010 (5.4 #5)
04:26 (mixed media installation), stereo sound
A floating Burka stares at portraits of Canadian Soldiers killed in Afghanistan Apr. 18, 2002 – Nov. 11, 2009. Soundtrack of computer-generated voices recites Afghan names. Burka from Kandahar, Afghan war carpets, Victorian dressmaker’s mannequin, and wreath.
Car Crash, 2010 (5.2 #10)
03:50, stereo sound
Incessant car horn blares throughout recording. Aftermath of car crash, injured on sidewalk, bystanders, ambulance and police arrive. Recorded with iPhone.
Diamondback, 2008 (5.3 #10)
05:00, stereo sound
On a night road wrangling a rattlesnake. Recorded in Nicaragua.
Downtown Eastside 5.5, 2010 (5.5 #10)
13:30, stereo sound
Driving thru alleys and walking the streets of Vancouver’s DTES, Canada’s poorest postal codes.
Easter Parade, 2010 (5.4 #2)
05:34, stereo sound
Icon of Jesus is marched through town in the days leading up to Easter. Recorded in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Eat, 2002 (5.2 #5)
03:51, stereo sound
The homeless set up a tent city surrounding Woodward’s department store demanding housing. Created for horizonzero.ca.
Enter The Dragon 1973-2008, 2010 (5.5 #13)
05:07/05:07 (2-channels), stereo sound
Wong juxtaposes two seminal mediated moments in recent Chinese history. Closing scene from Enter The Dragon with segment from the opening of the Beijing Olympics.
Exit Upon Arrival, 2010 (5.4 #16)
02:03/01:00 (2-channels), stereo sound
A self-portrait. Going in and out of the hot light in the Mojave Desert.
Floral Alphabet, 2010 (5.4 #7)
1. A to Z 00:17 2. 26 Four Letter Words 00:07 (2 video loops/2 paper scrolls), silent
Alphabet created from digital photography.
Ginko, 2010 (5.5 #5)
02:19/01:35/01:48/02:22/01:22 (5-channel installation), silent
Ginko tree recorded Sept. 2009 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
Go Greyhound, 2010 (5.2 #7)
05:42, stereo sound
Video and performance with bottles of Nestea and toilet paper rolls.
Grotto, 2010 (5.5 #6)
Sound and light installation.
Music by Steve Lacy.
Hell Money, 2010 (5.4 #14)
12:06, stereo sound
Excerpts featuring Paul Wong as the Wiry Man in Season 3, Episode 19 of the X-Files (1996).
History of VHS, Death Of Violence, 2010 (5.4 #3)
02:35:34 (5-channel installation) , stereo sound
VHS (1976-2008). Mashup of History of Violence (2006), the last Hollywood feature distributed on VHS. Rest In Peace.
Homage to Les Paul, 2010 (5.4 #11)
20:00, stereo sound
Featuring Joey Shithead Keithley of D.O.A. performing solo guitar. Les Paul (1915-2009). The foremost influence on 20C sound and responsible for the world famous Gibson model electric guitar.
Hungry Ghosts, 2004 (5.4 #6)
33:00 (single channel mix) , stereo sound
A diversity of acts and rituals before, during and after burial. Original 5-channel installation commissioned for the Venice Biennale 2003.
in ten sity, 1978 (5.4 #13)
25:00, stereo sound
Recording of original performance projected topographically onto graves. Dedicated to Kenneth Fletcher (1954-1978).
Joshua Tree, 2010 (5.3 #2)
Projected onto 8’ weather balloon. Recorded at Joshua Tree National Park. Part of the Scorched series.
Koi, 2010 (5.5 #9)
07:52, stereo sound
From Spring to Fall the Koi of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden are fed at 11am. They respond to the vibrations of the gong. Topographic projection onto water.
LED MSGS, 2010 (5.3 #8)
100 LED Message sculptures suspended from trees.
Little Big Horn, 2010 (5.4 #8)
Custer’s Last Stand. Sitting Bull Wins. Recorded in South Dakota.
Luminous Pollution: A Happy Planet, 2010 (5.4 #12)
Mixed media installation fuelled by smoothies. Rope lighting and plastic bottles.
Luminous Pollution: The Team ‘5’ Collection, 2010 (5.4 #10)
Mixed media installation comprised of Team ‘5’ waste. 200 plastic bottles with multi-colour glow sticks.
Mah Jong, 2010 (5.5 #14)
09:18/09:18 (2-channels), stereo sound
Two real-time views featuring members of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden’s Mah Jong Club.
Miss Chinatown, 1997 (5.5 #16)
05:18, stereo sound
Beauty pageant overlaid with diverse views on identity by Asian-Canadians.
Palm, 2010 (5.5 #15)
31:45/46:48 (2-channels with live performance)
Featuring Sahara Exodus with Paul Wong’s pre-recorded palm and tarot card readings from Jan. 2010. www.chaoticgoddess.com.
Pool, 2010 (5.3 #16)
Abandoned pool used by skateboarders. Remnants of former yacht club on the Salton Sea, Mojave Desert. Part of the Scorched series.
Ravine, 2010 (5.3 #15)
08:15, stereo sound
Wong with handheld camera walks thru raven until it reaches the shores of Salton Sea. Recorded in the Mojave Desert. Part of the Scorched series.
R.I.P. Charlie (5.3 #9)
Dedicated to the memory of Charlie, the conservatory’s famous resident Moluccan Cockatoo. Charlie passed away just weeks before 5.3. He was 67.
Ross, Kay and Elsie, 2010 (5.4 #4)
Friends and family members buried and cremated at Mountain View Cemetery. Ross Charles Haynes (1981-2000). Katherine Alma Erickson (1918-2003). Elsie Dunnet Sage (1915-2008).
Round Trip, 2010 (5.2 #11)
A 2-camera route video mash-up takes the viewer from –Main St.-Cambie Bdg.-Beach Ave.-Stanley Park-Georgia St.-Main St.
Running In A Maze, 2008 (5.3 #8)
02:35, stereo sound
Performance features an abstracted view of the maze art installation created by artist Charles Rea.
Sally, 2008 (5.5 #4)
07:54, stereo sound
A love ballad featuring Sally Chui & Paul Wong -a duet portrait recorded at the China Club in Beijing. Lyrics by Paul Wong. Vocals and music by Paddy Ryan.
Salton Sea, 2010 (5.3 #17)
04:38, stereo sound
Abandoned trailers, desolated communities, humans trying to exist in the Mojave Desert. Part of the Scorched series.
Save Is A Four Letter Word, 2010 (5.3 #1)
Inkjet prints from the Floral Alphabet series.
Save The Queen, 2010 (5.3 #4)
03:22, stereo sound
Installation featuring flowing, erupting, bubbling lava projected on water, rocks and Koi fish. Music: God Save The Queen courtesy of the Sex Pistols.
Set Fires, 2008 (5.2 #8)
04:22, stereo sound
Evicted punks set fires to houses. Police riot squad. Developers build condos. Neighborhood in transition.
Snakes On A Bus, 2010 (5.2 #4)
04:57, stereo sound
Video mash-up of a Hollywood classic with a performance featuring rubber snakes.
Snakes On A Pond, 2010 (5.5 #8)
Abstract montage of appropriated footage of snakes projected onto water.
Spring, 2006 (5.4 #1)
03:45, stereo sound
The scattering of Steve Lacy’s ashes at Long Island, NY on March 21, 2006. Music by Steve Lacy (1934-2004).
Storm, 2009 (5.2 #3)
07:30, stereo sound
Recorded in Minnesota driving through a hurricane. Driver: Brian Howell.
Strangler Tree, 2010 (5.3 #13)
05:54 (3-channel installation), stereo sound
Inspired by the Australian Banyan tree commonly known as the Strangler Fig, the site-specific mash-up used appropriated material from popular culture related to strangulation, suffocation, hanging and auto-erotic asphyxiation.
The Fallen, 2010 (5.3 #7)
04:19, stereo sound
Dedicated to all who have risked climbing, and to those who have fallen. Music courtesy of Tom Waits.
Venenzia, 2010 (5.2 #1)
Abstracted view traveling waterways in Venice, Italy.
Vigil 5.4, 2010 (5.4 #9)
08:00, stereo sound
Featuring Rebecca Belmore (Talking Stick Festival 2002) in street performance screaming out the names of the missing and murdered women of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. www.rebeccabelmore.com
Well Done, 2010 (5.3 #3)
06:34, stereo sound
Landowner Rick Erickson negotiates and oversees digging of well. Recorded in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Windows 97, 1997 (5.5 #7)
3 Neon components of installation commissioned for Fortune Cookies Exhibition ICA London, to mark handover of Hong Kong in 1997. Collection of Rick Erickson.