Family Story Che-Yu Hsu
This is a work about my friend Yuan Zhi-jie, who talks about his childhood story: his father left him to form another family, his grandfather was not intimate with his grandchildren, and decided to commit suicide… He contacted his younger sister who he does not really know via Facebook, and asked her to take photos of the family photographs and upload them through the Internet, piecing together the memories. For Yuan, his sister is only a “digital person” that exists solely on the Internet. She is virtual, systemic, but his childhood memories are realistic and sensible.
Artist Che-Yu Hsu
Born in Taipei in 1985. Graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. Mainly works with video and installation as creative medium. Currently a freelance artworker.
Major exhibition experiences include solo exhibition “Microphone Test” (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan), “Familiar Otherness: Art Across Northeast Asia” (Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China), “Visions and Beyond: The Second Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale” (OCT LOFT, Shenzhen, China), “CAFAM • Future” (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China), “Moving Image Istanbul” (Kuleli Building, Istanbul, Turkey), “Language is a Virus” (Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand) in 2015, “NordArt 2014” (Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany), “Uncleam Project” (SomoS Art House, Berlin, Germany), “Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival” (D.A.F.F, Shanghai, China) in 2014, “Shanghai Biennale: Zhongshan Park Project” (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China), “N-Minutes Video Art Festival” (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China) in 2013, “Taiwan Biennial” (National Taiwan Museum, Taichung, Taiwan), solo exhibition “Yuan Zhi-Jie” (Society for Arts and Technology, Montreal, Canada), “The Nameless Man” (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan), and “SOHO IN OTTAKRING Biannual Art Festival” (Vienna, Austria) in 2012.