BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Paul Wong

April 22 - 25, 2009

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  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:30pm
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  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:30pm
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  • Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 2pm
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SAW Video

67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa

Free Event

Video Screening - April 22, 7:30pm - Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue)
Artist Talk - April 24, 7:30pm - Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street)
Masterclass - April 25, 2:00pm - Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street)
*Registration required for Masterclass - 613.238.7648

SAW Video is proud to welcome Paul Wong, one of Canada’s pioneer and leading video artists. An engaged witness driven by voracious curiosity, uncompromised integrity and refusal of convention, Wong creates works characterized by their raw energy and frequent shock value. Dealing with themes of identity, memory and death, he questions contemporary ideals of beauty and sexuality, shining light on subjects usually kept in the dark.

Paul Wong will present an artist talk, a masterclass and a screening of his recent portrait-oriented videos. This selection of startling videos includes a look at the transformation of a neighbourhood (Set Fire), a tryst between three men (Chelsea Hotel), a frantic self-portrait created in 24 hours (Perfect Day) and, as the centrepiece, the poignant documentary of a brilliant crack addict whose state of life is matched by the state of the burnt home he recently sold for a half million dollars (EASTVAN John).

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Imagine 600 artists from B.C. representing all disciplines, performing in the national spotlight on the stages of Ottawa/Gatineau: that's BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre, spring 2009.

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