"In my eyes, there are thousands of confined focuses, be browsed and consumed in high speed day by day; living souls forgotten, deaths substituted, eternal return." —Reflecting
This book records the work in solo exhibition Zooming Out by photographer and multimedia artist Dio Wong. The exhibition presents the artist’s work over four years on a series of images captured inside an animal zoos. In drawing attention to and reconsidering the meaning of zoos, Wong also extends his contemplation to life at present and societal issues.
The exhibition was divided into two sections: a series of images printed on glass mirrors and a motion-sensitive interactive installation which allowed audience to participate. In capturing the animals from behind, the animals appear trapped whilst people streamed around endlessly to take a quick snap rather than stopping to observe.
Another focal point of Wong’s work is the illusory nature of the environment — a seemingly safe sanctuary is simultaneously a place of strict monitoring. As mainstream society upholds speed and efficiency, perhaps we have unconsciously being trapped in a seemingly stable and secure territory.
Curiosity, suspicion and judgement are the manifestations of freedom of thought.
1982年生，於香港理工大學取得數碼媒體學位。他曾參與不同的展覽，如Photography X (2013)、Dozens of Photography Works (2013), Photo Reading Room (2014), 2300-0100 (2014), Relocate . Re:Local (2015)等。目前，他從事新媒體藝術與空間設計工作。
Born in 1982, obtained a degree in multimedia from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wong has participated in many exhibitions including Photography X (2013), Dozens of Photography Works (2013), Photo Reading Room (2014), 2300-0100 (2014), Relocate . Re:Local (2015) etc. He is currently working in multimedia art and interior design.
Size: 168 × 230 × 5.7mm
Pages: 52 pages
Binding: Saddle sewn binding
Printing: Offset printing
Publication Year: 2017
Edition: First Edition