#paulwong2014

#paulwong2014
Video & photo documentation
04:00, colour, stereo

Videography: Paul Wong, Patrick Daggitt
Sound: Thomas Anselmi, Phil Western
Stills: SD Holman
Post production: Tommy Chain

#paulwong2014
Jan 16 – Feb 15, 2014
Solo exhibition, Winsor Gallery
Vancouver

“#paulwong2014 includes 2014′s Looking, Looping & Listening, a wall-to-wall installation of forty ten
by twelve inch screens dominating the darkened exhibition space. Each screen flickers a glowing
series of different animated GIFs (a one or two second moving image file on perpetual loop). The
content varies from selfies to abstraction, blurring the shapes and patterns of capture and existence.
As individual screens are placed in close proximity to each other, it is nearly impossible to focus for
long on any single screen. Taking a step back, it becomes clear that the multitude of content viewed
as a whole is meant to captivate our full attention.

Facing this work is Solstice: twenty-four hours time lapsed into a twenty-four-minute wall projection
of an alleyway behind the Carnegie Community Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Bodies,
garbage trucks, and buses pass by; sometimes people sit and lie down in this bustling urban zone. It
demands your attention in a way that Looking, Looping & Listening cannot. Positioned more in the
role of surveillance than expression, Solstice reflects a perpetual cycle of looking and looping, this
time of social neglect that exists face to face with our seemingly self-obsessed rabbit holes of online
presence.

Along with numerous other works, including new and old neon pieces with his signature and the
hash tag appearing as white halos, Wong continues to navigate the sources of how information is
generated, consumed, produced, and shared by the populace.” – Amy Fung Akimblog January 28, 2014

Digital Art, Exhibition, GIF, Installation, Neon, Net Art, Photography, Video