April 26 - 28, 2022
Opening Reception | April 26, 5 - 8 pm
Golden Mountain is a video installation that explores the mythologizing power of media in constructing the grand symbol of America. This work examines prominent symbols, landscapes, and media to suggest how themed environments are (hyper)realities constructed by the corporate imaginary to sell the American idyll. How have these mythologies been copied, layered, and appropriated by the magnifying force of lineage to create their own realities? Using archival and found footage, personal narrative, and theory, Camille Wong explores these themes through the lens of their identity and family history.
Camille Wong (they/she) is a research-based artist invested in finding invisible dynamics of power embedded in technologies, social infrastructures, and the built environment. Their approach spans experimental video, interactive websites, sculpture, and writing, to reveal the extensive influence of power obscured within the texture of social spaces. Drawing from disciplines within digital humanities, urbanism, and experimental geography, their work observes how humans produce that space that in turn, shapes them.
UCLA DMA Graduate Gallery
Broad Art Center 1st Floor,
240 Charles E. Young Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90095