Year of GIF
Paul Wong, 2013
GIF video installation, 5 min loop
The everyday is captured in a series of GIFs. Over 350 Graphic Interchange Format files are mashed together in this visual party. Drawing from an archive of hundreds of smart phone GIFs made by the artist over a year, this new work commissioned for Surrey Urban Screen functions like a mosaic of virtual flipbooks simultaneously exploring themes of new media, the RGB colour model, colour bar test patterns, the formal shape of the circle, architecture, art, and portraits of family and friends.
Surrey Urban Screen is located on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458-107A Avenue, in City Centre). It can be viewed from SkyTrain between Gateway and Surrey Central stations, and operates 30 minutes after sundown until midnight daily. surreyurbanscreen.ca
This is the largest GIF-art in the world at 120x35' installed at Surrey Urban Screen.
Post-production: Patrick Daggitt
Commissioned by the Surrey Art Gallery Urban Screen
January 23 to April 28, 2013
Available from Paul Wong Projects