Youth, 2014

Hong Kong 2016
Chi-Wen Gallery
Action Video, Two-channel Video, 3min 6sec
Selected for Film Sector

In this video the artist presents the same situation of rolling down a grassy hill at different stages of life, which at each point could generate a distinctively different meaning. If we move back in time, the joy experienced by a child in a dream could become a nightmare for an adult in reality. The artist attempts to engage this question based on what emotional twists and turns the figure in the video experiences. Would one choose the same path again even if reality can be reversed?

Tsui Kuang-Yu (b.1974) currently lives and works in Taipei. He has been trying to respond to the adaptation relation between human and the society from a biological point of view. He also attempts to redefine or question the matrix of the institution we inhabit through different actions and experiments that ignore the accustomed norm. In doing so, the artist has developed new means to adapt to the environment and redefine reality. His action can be regarded as a medium, or a parameter, to gauge social tolerance. Also an attempt to show relationships in the present institution and the relation between man and his environment, His repetitive body experiments accent the absurdity of the social values and reality that people have grown accustomed to.

He has participated in major international shows such as "The Spectre of Freedom", 51 International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice, Italy (2005), Liverpool Biennial 2006 : International 06, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2006), "The Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin", Centre Georges Pompidou, National Museum Jeu de Paume, French Cinematheque, Paris, France (2006), "Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves", ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany (2007), "Streetwise", Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain (2008), "Biennial Cuvée", OK Centrum, Linz, Austria (2008), "Time Crevasse", Yokohama Triennial 2008, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Kitakyushu, Yokohama, Japan (2008), "The View from Elsewhere", Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Cinematheque, Brisbane, Australia (2009), "Extra / Ordinary : Video Art from Asia", Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, US (2009), "ILLUSIONISMO", CaixaForum Madrid, Lleida, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain (2010).