Search Function: Tacoma

In Search Function: Tacoma, Joel Ong explores the way impressions of a city can be created from online searches on publicly available websites that include both professional and user-generated content.

Streetside Artscape:
Joel Ong / Search Function: Tacoma
Tollbooth Gallery, 11th & Broadway
April 21 – July 21, 2016

The project collects a database of images filtered through the online search function {search?=tacoma+washington}, continually updating this to create an ever-changing, evolving installation. Search Function: Tacoma is strategically located at the Tollbooth gallery, an unconventionally liminal and transitional gallery space, supporting the unfolding of informative, transactional relationships with its many nomadic visitors.