Zhizi Wang: Absence and Proximity


Absence and Proximity

July 11 – July 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11 from 5-7pm

Absence and Proximity is Zhizi Wang’s video installation at Western University. Emphasizing the affective scope of digital imagery, Wang’s videos weave together fragmented and commercialized omnipresent images, from both private and public platforms, into visual stories and poems. Starting off from a personal perspective, the videos in this exhibition also interrogate the relationship between digital images and a broader audience: how does our connection with the image and the bodies within, shift when considering the digital medium?

Zhizi Wang is a multimedia artist based in London and Toronto, ON. Her works look into the absurdity of the everyday imagery and negotiates the condition of subjectivity within the digital image culture. Wang holds her BFA from OCAD University and is currently an MFA candidate at Western University.

Artlab Gallery
Department of Visual Arts
Western University
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7

Liza Eurich
Manager, ArtLab Gallery
(519) 661-2111 x 86186


Image: Zhizi Wang, We Become Aware of the Void as We Fill It (video still), multichannel video, 2019.