Past Artist In Residence
For his latest controversial work, video and performance artist Hui-Yu Su straps himself to a chair with black leather strips in synthesis of a terrorist and a victim in “The Fabled Shots.” During one showing in Miami, a female exhibiting artist asked him, “While the air conditioning is broken, could you play something a little more cheerful?” False wounds bleed from the artist’s naked form, electric nodes attached to his forehead. The first work of the “Endless Recalling” series of video installations began in 2004. The No. 2 of the series were exhibited in the “Pseudo Hackers’ Arts in Parallel Zones” (curator J.J. Shih) in the Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan. This series often employs the open-loop approach in imaging: this “reproduces” and “amplifies” the familiar episodes in television and further inflates the already exaggerated performance of the actors, creating an endless sense of ridicule.