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Sala Wong & Peter Williams

Sala Wong & Peter Williams

Residence Period: 2013.06.01-2013.06.30

Sala Wong & Peter Williams

Artist Profile

Sala Wong and Peter Williams have exhibited their works in Asia, Europe and North America. Their collaborative practice responds to information culture and urban space as composite of geography, politics and everyday life. Through interactivity, Wong & Williams seek the participation of members of the public in the creation and viewing/execution of their work. By integrating research and fieldwork, Wong & Williams complicate the documentary form through personal, aesthetic interpretations of immediate experiences. In this regard, indeterminacy is often a key organizational strategy as they embrace their status as outsiders, and roles as artists.

Sala Wong is a new media artist who works between physical and virtual spaces. Her urban interventions explore cultural intersections and issues of diversity. Using large-scale projection, motion graphics and interactivity, her art illuminates the reciprocity of spaces and everyday life.

Peter Williams is a hybrid media artist originally from Canada. Specializing in generative and interactive art, he makes tactically unstable works that meet, avert and translate the viewer's gaze. Contemporary media is elastic and chimerical; it more 
and more resembles us. Through his art, Williams struggles with 
this ever-deepening recursion.

Wong and Williams currently work and reside in the United States.

Description of Residence Plan

While in residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Wong and Williams will build upon the work that they started at 3331 in June 2011. In that project, they interviewed over 150 local residents on the streets of Tokyo. With the help of an interpreter, they solicited their participants' drawings in response to two simple questions: What have you lost? What have you found? In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, these questions were overshadowed by an unexpected discourse. It has therefore been the artists' desire to revisit this project and to reflect upon the residual nature of memory, the "finding" of one's forgotten past, and the psychological processes at work in the mental recurrence of loss and gain. The artists will begin this process by first contacting each of the original participants with a simple message - an image from the past. From there, the project will emerge.

< Exhibition >

Dates: June 22 Saturday - 28 Friday 2013
Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Admission: Free
Venue: 203 Residence Studio

< Opening Party >

Dates: June 22 Saturday, 2013
Hours: 18:00 - 20:00
Admission: Free
Venue: 203 Residence Studio