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artwork by Paul WongArtist Paul Wong will discuss his work Wednesday in the LeBel Building.

Multimedia artist to present on method and message

Paul Wong picked up a portapak video camera in the 1970s as a renegade against the world around him and has become one of Canada’s most renowned multimedia artists, says arts professor Sigi Torinus.

“Capturing the everyday, he uses video as mirror and probe, both to discover his own identity and to reflect the world back onto itself,” she says. “His work is varied and eclectic, ranging from conceptual performances to complex narratives and site-specific spectacles.”

Wong will discuss his work as a media subversionist and cultural strategist in a free public artist’s talk at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, in room 115, LeBel Building.