Limoges : Saint-Étienne Bridge
Mister Paul Wong’s virtual reality visit in Limoges. Clear skies, summer temperatures, sunny days. White dressed, wearing an Asian hat, barefoot, dark glasses, mister Wong, disorientated, materializes himself in the entrance of the Bridge Saint-Etienne, square of Compostelle, with between hands, a computer, a screen, a spatiotemporal window of a digital journey.
(Translated from french)
Paul Wong is a media-maestro making art for site specific spaces and screens of all sizes. He is an award winning artist and curator who is known 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.
Born in Prince Rupert (British Columbia) in 1954, Paul Wong has shown and produced projects throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His works are in many public collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is in numerous private collections and is the recipient of several major commissions and grants.
Wong is the winner of the Bell Canada Award in Video Art for outstanding contribution to the field of video art in 1992. He was the first recipient of the Transforming Art Award from the Asian Heritage Foundation in 2002 and the inaugural winner of the Trailblazer Expressions Award in 2003, created by Heritage Canada, the National Film Board, and CHUM Limited (one of Canada’s leading media companies and content providers).
In 2005, Paul Wong received Canada’s Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art for outstanding contributions to the field.
In 2008 he was awarded Best Canadian Film or Video at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival...
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