We become aware of the void as we fill it
March 30 - May 1
Opening Reception March 30, 3pm
Zhizi Wang’s multimedia practice meshes personal narratives with found and online stock videos. Her works navigate our understandings of space and recollection, as well as the objects and bodies that occupy them. Wang’s exhibition, We become aware of the void as we fill it is a three-channel video installation that focuses on dislocations between body and memory. Throughout the two floors of the gallery, this work positions itself between immersive installation and visual space. A childhood memory of picking up stones along a river is remixed. Digital aggregates are reformed to recover what was lost. A figure continually dances in the sea at night, before gradually degrading into pixels. Gentle yet prodding encounters with familiarly rendered spaces, such as aquariums, tunnels, and galaxies, tease out their relationship to the viewer, overlapping in both time and space. Wang constructs a digital green screen—an (un)necessary and anomalous zone that emphasizes the illusionary power of digital space-time.
Zhizi Wang is a video artist based in London, Ontario. Through video collage, her work examines our position in digital spaces, and their corresponding impacts on individual memory and world-making. Wang is an MFA candidate at Western University.
Image: We become aware of the void as we fill it, 2019.