[ISEA2016] Artist Statement: Sala Wong — If you are happy, clap your hands

Artist Statement

Animation, 2015, 2’41”, ISEA2016 Hong Kong Open Sky Project Honorable Mention

A simple gesture of hand clapping – flickering big and small on the ICC building – creates a mechanical texture of light and is accompanied by sounds of both clapping hands and electronic beats. In the age of overflowing electronic gadgets and sophisticated technologies, even a straightforward expression becomes overcomplicated. All the same, we still become enraptured in the glowing moments of the city and lights.

  • Sala Wong is a New Media artist. Her work manifests in digital media, installation, sculpture, wearable art, computer-controlled environments, and locative media. She is a professor at the Indiana State University, USA. indstate.edu/cas/art-design/faculty-and-staff/sala-wong