New York, NY
Paul Chan uses video technology and digital animation to address the present as a historical moment—a form of living time. He explores moving images as allegories for history’s pervasive influence on social, political, and sexual themes. His video projections, digital shorts, and installations deal with the myriad ways in which the past lingers in the present and anticipates the future. Starting with simple Web-based interactive works and single-channel videos, he later incorporated traditional drawing materials such as charcoal or paper collage. Chan’s recent multimedia projects articulate his concerns with politics and history, particularly the themes of secrecy and violence.