Hsu Che-yu

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Re-rupture

Video installation/ 15'19/ 2017

In 1995, there was a human-shape balloon on the top of Chongxing Bridge in Taipei, and there was also the attempt of suspending all kinds of items in the air, such as washing machine, boiling hot pot, the statue of Chiang Kai-shek, and sex doll, trying to crash them to the ground. But the plan failed eventually; nothing was destroyed. Before everything started, it ended because of the self-explosion of the human-shape balloon. The same year under Chongxing Bridge, there was also a large scale fight. The people present there that day slashing each other with iron rod or sashimi knife. When we found the people invovled, however, they told us it was actually a fight between political factions.   Re-rupture assembles two seemingly unrelated historical fragments: "People's Taxi riot" and "Taipei Breaking Sky." I invited Chen Wan-yin to write the script, and also invited five drivers who participated in the fight at the time to return to the event site, while hanging a guitarist Li Na-shao on the top of Chongxing Bridge to play music.


Born. 1985, bases in Taipei, Taiwan

Hsu Che-Yu works as an artist who primarily creates animations, videos and installations that feature the relations between media and memories. Hsu’s recent solo Exhibitions are Ru-rupture at a.m. space, Hong Kong in 2018, No News from Home at Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China in 2016 and Microphone Test atTaipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan in 2015 which was awarded by Tai-hsin Art Award. Important group exhibitions including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Bright Future Short at Netherlands in 2018, All the Light We Cannot See at Sonje Art Center, Seoul, Korea in 2017 and Public Spirits at Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland in 2016.