We’re pleased to welcome Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Yu, who is here on residency with us, as part of the AIR Taipei Residency Exchange with Grey Projects (http://www.artistvillage.org/)! Chi-Yu’s practice revolves around the moving image and looking for contemporary narratives in lost memory through the reproduction of myths and oral history. He has explored installations, video installations, and performance, in an attempt to bridge postmodern history and contemporary life.
During his residency, Chi-Yu will be undertaking research and scriptwriting for a video essay focusing on the interactions between politics and media, especially during meetings between political figures made available to the public through mainstream and social media. Democratic governments follow forms of negotiation and communication between different political powers to reach decisions and consensuses, and their meetings have become daily occurrences in the media. Chi-Yu is particularly interested in the careful curation of content in political meetings and Q&As. Alongside editing and camera perspectives, the refusal of political figures to answer certain questions in public contributes to the orchestrated nature of these political meetings for the media.
Wu Chi-Yu received a master’s degree in new media art from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2011. He participated in several residence programs between 2014 and 2015, including at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Korea; and Baan Noorg, Ratchaburi, Thailand. He has exhibited in the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2016); 2nd China Central Academy of Fine Arts Future Exhibition, Beijing, China (2015); and Fest — New Directors/New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal (2015).
Learn more about ChiYu and his works: http://www.wuchiyu.com/