Emil Goh
As urban life in major metropolises moves on at a banal and accelerated velocity, Emil Goh captures the fleeting moments and details we see out of the corner of our eye. Through his photographs and video works, the mundane often becomes extraordinary, filled with whimsical humor or beauty. In his work, an empty but lighted office block at night is seen as a paper lantern harking back to the simple days of childhood, a rumpled futon becomes a dreamer’s igloo and an arcade mall becomes a playground as the artist tracks shoppers who are carrying or wearing red with his video camera. Born in Malaysia in 1966, Emil studied at Sydney College of the Arts and Goldsmiths College, London. He constantly moves through different urban centres in Asia, Australia and Europe. He has exhibited most recently at Factory, Seoul (2004), Copenhagen (2005), Jakarta Video Art Festival (2005), Open Letter, touring show (2005) and Busan Biennale (2004).
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