Johanna Ng is an artist who lives and works on Bidjigal and Gadigal land (Sydney), Australia. Across moving image, photography, and installation, her work is concerned with the autonomous life of images. Through processes of interviews, transcription, and re-enactment, Ng explores how the narrative affects of contemporary image production influence ways of seeing and cultural performances of self.
The work of Ng considers how mass image production and consumption percolate through individual and collective consciousness, and emerge as embodied action. She combines photography, video, and language to think through the imagination as a site for image reproduction, and how individual desire propels signs, symbols, and meaning-making.
Ng follows the movement and life of images by re-enacting material from interviews and conversations, and appropriating popular visual cultures. During this scrutiny of image reproduction, she contemplates the symbiotic transformations between image and audience.