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Meet Artist Paul Wong at Surrey Urban Screen & View Year of Gif

Artwork by Paul Wong on a building

Meet Artist Paul Wong at Surrey Urban Screen & View Year of Gif

Location:
Surrey Urban Screen (Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 0G4)

Date & Time:
April 27 to April 28, 2013
10:00 PM - Midnight

Contact:

Category:
Arts

Community:
Whalley

2013-04-27 22:00:00 2013-04-28 00:00:00 America/Vancouver Meet Artist Paul Wong at Surrey Urban Screen & View Year of Gif Meet one of Canada’s most acclaimed media artists at Surrey Urban Screen and view Year of Gif. Surrey Urban Screen (Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 0G4)

Pixelated colours projected on a wall over 30 metres wide create the shimmering backdrop for a spectrum of GIFs in Paul Wong’s new video work Year of Gif at Surrey Urban Screen.

GIFs – a small size, easy to share image file, standing for Graphics Interchange Format – animate images the artist has created documenting what he sees around him. His collection of over 300 smartphone GIFs made over the past year are featured in this artwork. Scattered across Surrey Urban Screen’s colourful façade, these fast paced, continually changing GIFs flicker like rectangular digital flipbooks.

Meet one of Canada’s most acclaimed media artists at Surrey Urban Screen and view Year of Gif.

Governor General award winner Paul Wong is an artist and curator, and is recognized for pioneering early video art in Canada, founding several artist-run groups, leading public arts policy, and organizing events, conferences, and public interventions since the 1970s. With a career spanning four decades, he has been instrumental in Canadian contemporary art and the larger art ecology.