Year of GIF

Paul Wong

2013, 05:44 minutes, colour, Silent


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.

Commissioned by the Surrey Art Gallery Urban Screen.

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