Magdalen Wong. Invented Landscape

3 Feb 2017 – 5 Mar 2017

Fresh Window

New York
New York, United States


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Fresh Window is pleased to present Invented Landscape, a solo exhibition of new works by Magdalen Wong.


The work in this installation was developed during her residency in Iceland in the spring of 2016.

The large projection video is a quiet video of a frozen lake in Húsavík, the town where the residency was. The video playing on the TV is comprised of edited clips from science fiction movies filmed in Iceland. This installation overlaps the silence and tranquility of Iceland with the fictional landscapes used as sets for sci-fi/fantasy movies. Time collapses in these altered landscapes, as the present-day nature becomes a futuristic scenery or a fantasyland.

The subtle yet strong sound of this installation helps provide the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of this frozen volcanic landscape, which was created by different recordings of refrigerators and freezers. And though the sounds are generated from machines, it references the natural sounds that reflect not only the frozen lake, but also the fantasy landscape.

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Exhibiting artists

Magdalen Wong


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