(IDEAS/iSGM Speaker Series) Archives & Creative Art Practices: Artist Talk by Jeffery Chong

Tuesday November 21, 2023
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Picture of Jeffery Chong's "Home edition," a picture of Chong's grandparents' living room recreated to look like it did on July 2, 1964, when Chong's grandpa appeared on the CBC's "Home Edition."

Chong, J. (2022). Home edition [digital print on vinyl]. Jeffery Chong 鄭加衡. https://jefferychong.com/home-edition

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
12:10pm to 1:00pm, followed by lunch courtesy of IDEAS/iSGM
Dodson Room (302), IKBLC
Registration is required.

Please RSVP for this event using the form at the bottom of this webpage, and indicate any dietary restrictions you have by Monday, November 20th.

Artist Jeffery Chong will share how his family research and profession in archives have shaped his artistic practice. He will talk about navigating through local archives to track his family history in Canada. Jeffery will also tell the story about discovering in the CBC Archives the news footage of his grandfather, and how it inspired his public art currently displayed in downtown Vancouver, Home Edition. Jeffery will conclude by sharing some works in progress. Please note: This event is reserved for IBPOC-identifying iSchool students and faculty.

Jeffery Chong is a media artist and film conservation technician living on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Jeffery’s media art uses photography, moving image, and archival research. His practice is rooted in family heritage, an identity forged from photographs and family stories. His work weaves explorations of form with these subjective histories. Jeffery has worked at the City of Vancouver Archives, and Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. He most recently worked on the current exhibit at the Chinese Canadian Museum, The Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act.