A Private Collection 自選片單 – S.E.A. Focus

A Private Collection 自選片單

Wu Chi-Yu

Medium: HD, stereo, 13:33 min

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Artist Statement

Created in collaboration with Chaw Su, Kyaw Moe, the interviews in the video derive from a Myanmar migrant couple’s introduction of their DVD collection. Working in a Taiwanese factory three hours from Bangkok and often having to work overtime, their limited pastime is spent mainly on watching movies. The film collection and the sequences being introduced in the video originate from their large pirate collection. As the host of the screening program, they described how the DVDs entered their lives when they bought them from the vendor next to the temple, and simultaneously how the television screen in their living room became their way of understanding the world.

About the Artist

Wu Chi-Yu’s work has long been focused on re-establishing the connections among humans, things, animals, and the ruined world left by tech capitalism. His practice revolves around the moving image, looking for contemporary narratives in lost memory through the reproducing of oral history and myths. He is also involved in different collaboration projects of installation, video installation, and performance.

Notable solo exhibitions include: The Epoch of Other Things (TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan, 2022); Atlas of the Closed Worlds (TheCube Project Space, Taipei, Taiwan, 2021); 91 Square Meters of Time (TKG+ Projects, Taipei, Taiwan, 2017). Group exhibitions include: Liquid Love (MoCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020); Shanghai Biennale: Proregress, (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2018); Trans-Justice (MoCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, 2018); Crush (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2018); Taipei Biennial (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016). His films have been screened at the Beijing International Short Film Festival (Beijing, China, 2017); EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival (Seoul, Korea, 2017); Arkipel – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia, 2016). He was a resident artist at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014–2015).