2010, 06:23 minutes, colour, silent
Available as single-channel w/ credits or 6 min. installation loop (no credits).
Approx. 6000 images, 1000 still photographs a minute flash on and off the screen. A year of pictures mash into an intense viewing experience. Using the iphoto software, Last Year is the result of compiling all 2008 photographs from several different computer sources onto one central data base. The images were put into ‘a chronology’ according to iphoto logic. Part journal, part diaristic we see Wong’s incessant recording of everyday life from Chinese New Year celebrations in Vancouver, Beijing Olympics, artists, art exhibitions, architecture, friends, family, New York streets, parties, music concerts, film festivals, Calgary Stampede, Pride Parade, Toronto moments. Not all the photographs were shot by Wong, included are other moments/events that comes from camera/file sharing and downloading each others memory cards and storing them onto iphoto.
Last Year premiered as part of CUE: Artists Videos at the Vancouver Art Gallery during the 2010 Winter Olympics as part of the Cultural Olympiad. For two months, the Vancouver Art Gallery was lit up by some of the world's best artists. Innovative and compelling videos were presented on a large LED screen, converting the Robson Street facade into an outdoor drop-in theatre and gathering place. Curated by the Vancouver Art Gallery’s chief curator, Daina Augaitis, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on video art, New York-based Christopher Eamon, CUE: Artists’ Videos brought the best of the world to Canada and the best of Canada for the world to see. Selections were based on videos that lent themselves to exterior display in a public space and range from short, dynamic works that will surprise and delight, to those that deeply probe the complexities of today’s world.
Rental and Sales
Single Screening Rental
Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)
5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy
Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote
Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote
Curators and programmers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.
Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.