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  • Duration:
    2019.03.29 Fri. (16:00-16:55)
    2019.03.31 Sun. (14:00-17:15)
  • Location: Film Sector (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Room N101A)
  • Artists: Wu Chi-Yu

Wu Chi-Yu, represented by Liang Gallery has been selected for inclusion in the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019. The new media artist, from a calm and objective point of view, contemplates issues such as human existence and contemporary life, the natural and artificial, reality and virtual reality, time, memory, and sensory experiences.


Video work installation CAPTCHA-CAPTCHA is created using the verification code (CAPTCHA), a mechanism for distinguishing computers from human beings, to connect with calculations which are omnipresent as a source of assistance in our everyday life. Features such as graphic recognition, suggested spelling, auto-replies, and voice assistants, have started to interfere with human thought in the name of assistance. The video depicts a machine that is capable of human-like writing and expression and uses the words that the machine produces as the basis for interaction, exploring the mind and consciousness of human beings and artificial intelligence.


Wu Chi-Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1986. He holds a Master of Media Art from the Taipei National University of the Arts. He is concerned with the varied connections between history, politics, the individual, and the collective in contemporary society. 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, in an attempt to bridge postmodern history and contemporary life. Wu Chi-Yu’s works have been exhibited internationally, Include “Video Art Exhibition- CHEN I-Chun, HSU Chia-Wei, Hsu Che-Yu, WU Chi-Yu” at Liang Gallery in Taiwan in 2019, “91 Square Meters of Time” solo exhibition at TKG+ Project in 2017, “Taipei Arts Awards” at MOCA in Taipei, “So Far, So Right” and “Tropical Cyclone” at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, “365 Days: LIFE MUSE” at Art Centre Silpakorn University in Bangkok.And the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019 and 2016. Wu’s works have been included in the collections of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan.




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