Tsui Kuang-yu

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The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: Superficial Life

Single Channel Video/ 10’ 01’’/ 2002

Extending from the series of Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration, I transform the idea of the biological term on mimicry into systematic adaptation and measurement toward various life circumstances in this work. To change one’s outfit according to the outside environment is like a chameleon-like camouflage, and it is also the shortcut to penetrate different living circles. The work connotes the absurdity of reflection on reality, and mock on the schizophrenia caused by the changes of living environment.


Born. 1975, bases in Taipei, Taiwan

Tsui’s solo exhibitions including The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Crevice, Solo Exhibition by K.Y Tsui at Winchester Gallery, Winchester, GB in 2006, You So Crazy: Kuang-Yu Tsui’s Video Works at Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US in 2005. Selected group exhibitions are Declaration / Documentation: Taipei Biennial, 1996-2014 at Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan in 2016, Taiwan Videa, 34th Asolo Art Film Festival at Eleonora Duse Theater in Asolo, Veneto Region, Italy in 2015 and Biennial Cuvée at OK Centrum, Linz, Austria in 2008.