Reading List 閱讀清單 – S.E.A. Focus

Reading List 閱讀清單

Wu Chi-Yu

Medium: HD, stereo, 19:13 min

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Artist Statement

Gall-Peters projection corrects the distortion of magnified high latitude countries from Mercator projection. This modification is a concern of political attempts as the visual adjustment to return the underprivileged low-latitude countries with an alternative way of viewing. Balancing the visible inequality by representing its proper dimensions. Consequently, it creates another distortion of stretching the low-latitude countries to present a politically correct amendment. Wu Chi-Yu’s works mainly focus on provoking the scenery system of globalisation and intend to form an authority machine to gain knowledge of the world’s methodology. Throughout the video montage with the heteroglossia market in Kota Bharu (located in Kelantan, Malaysia), the street vendors attract people by showing their pythons and the left-wing independent book stands. Fabricating a narrative through various contexts of image segments, such as market trades or knowledge exchanges, a path that leads to reality is reconstructed by the relationship between seeing and listening. With the limited comprehension of globalisation and the dealable or undealable in the existing political reality, as a result, it discloses the contrasts between the local and the global to us.

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).