Near and Far, Far Away: Sala Wong & Peter Williams

  • April 27 – May 15, 2021
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About the Exhibition

Near and Far, Far Away incorporates a selection of digital, participatory, interactive, and video-based artworks created by Sala Wong and Peter Williams between 2011-2021. A series of virtual journeys, these works use hybrid media to heighten and comment upon the misorienting and distancing effects of technology. Many of the projects are carried out while the artists are traveling, and all exemplify Wong and Williams' ongoing research into information culture and urban space as a composite of geography, politics, and everyday life.

About the 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. She is an associate professor of digital art at Indiana State University.

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 gaze. Media are elastic and chimerical, more and more resembling us. Through his art, Williams struggles with this ever-deepening recursion. He is an associate professor of new media art at California State University Sacramento.

Wong and Williams have exhibited their works internationally at such events as the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, The Lumen Prize International Exhibition, The Banff Centre, Eurographics, and other significant venues throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.

Updated: May 30, 2023