York Chang: "The Signal and the Noise" considers relationships between images and text, and ways in which collective action is influenced by public spectacle and new forms of propaganda. In this project, Chang employs mixed media strategies, appropriating newspapers, graphic displays, found images, and sculpture, to create an immersive environment with artworks that question how information is disseminated and consumed.
Trained as both a lawyer and an artist, York Chang makes conceptually driven work which considers how collective action is influenced by ambiguity, disorientation, and propaganda. He employs strategies of collage, décollage, redaction and interlineation as interventions into information systems, often appropriating legal contracts, books, archives, documentary films, and newspapers for use in his projects. He works across media, and has presented performances, artist books, short plays, paintings, collages and drawings, among other activities. The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) recently presented concurrent solo exhibitions of Chang's work. Chang has also exhibited his work at various institutions, galleries, and art fairs in Los Angeles and internationally, including Commonwealth & Council, Greene Exhibitions, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, MassMOCA, and Edel Assanti in London. He is a California Community Foundation Fellowship Grantee and an 18th Street Arts Center Fellowship Grantee.
Crew Credits -
Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producer - Marcelyn Gow
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography - Sean Morris
B Camera - Robert Moreno
C Camera - Solomon Turner
Sound Engineer - George Wymenga
Story Producer - Caroline Post
Editors - Cal Crawford/Reza Monahan
VPM Installation Photos: Monica Orozco
Additional Images: York Chang
Soundtrack by: Phil Logan
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