1.1 Tiger Cave (2020)

1.1 Tiger Cave, part of The Extreme Journey of Perwira and the Calm Sea: In 3 Acts                     靜海武士的極盡旅程(三幕劇)之 1.1 老虎洞 Japanese intelligence agent Tani Yutaka, a member of the F agency, one of Japan’s intelligence agencies in the 1940s, spoke fluent Malay. In 1911, he was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and later moved with his parents…

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Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats (2020)

克里斯計畫番外篇:北辰南星黑蝙蝠 video installation, 9’57”, 2020 (commissioned by Taipei Fine Arts Museum) The Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats is the final chapter of the “Kris Project” series launched in 2016. Centering around the Malayan cinema magnate Loke Wan Tho (who died in a plane crash in Shengang, Taiwan in 1964) as the…

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The Broadcast Project: A Many Splendored Thing of the Coconut, a Belle from Penang and the Secret Agent (2018)

2018 (commissioned by Taipei Biennial 2018) 椰林、檳城艷與情報員的生死戀情:一次放送計畫 In the early twentieth century, the imperial Japanese government attempted to transform northern South Taiwan into a ‘paradise’, simply in order to provide a test case for further expansion into Southeast Asia in the future. Enormous quantities of tropical plants were transported to Taiwan, including coconut trees, which were seen as…

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Castle, Valley, Anonymous Island and Their Return to the Moon (2017)

Castle, Valley, Anonymous Island and Their Return to the Moon (2017)  video/text/documents/objects commissioned by Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong) Jim disappeared into the forest on 26 March 1967. Inside his room in the Moonlight Villa, a bomoh found a script written with invisible ink, a book with sketches, some secret coordinates, plans to go to outer space, and mysterious sculptures…

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If We Do Not Exist, How Could Our Memories Remain and Not Pass into Silence (2017)

Chen YowRuu X Au Sow Yee 當我們都不在了,記憶如何存在而不過渡於寂靜之中 陳侑汝 X 區秀詒 物件、聲音、動力、影像裝置 /2017 objects, sound, kinetic, film and video installation/2017 / dimensions variable If We Do Not Exist, How Could Our Memories Remain and not Pass into Silence constructs a “memory map” between one object and another. These objects hint at the sum total of human activity. Translated…

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Kris Project II / If the Party Goes On. Prelude: To the Party (2016)

If the Party Goes On. 序曲:To the Party If the party goes on. Prelude: To the Party Video, text. Length: 4’41’’ 2016 (Quoted from Portrait Portrait @ Taipei Contemporary Art Centre) 【肖像擺 – 作品介紹:If the Party Goes On. 序曲:To the Party】 《If the party goes on. 序曲》是區秀詒在本展覽中發表的首部曲,該計畫也是《克里斯計劃》的第二階段。從Ravi遺留在棉佳蘭叢林裡「克里斯電影工作室」中的手稿為主要文本架構,藝術家從一個未竟的場景裡——國泰電懋董事長陸運濤由於1964年神岡空難的關係,錯失原訂在圓山大飯店的一場影界大老聚會——展開對冷戰歷史後場線索的再連繫。國泰電懋這間跨國電影工業公司所得以揭示的冷戰權力佈局、個體到國族的文化主體間各種邊界的演繹,將從這個序曲獲得相關暗示:關於地方、文化、信仰、資源、掠奪等。 【Portrait Portrait – work introduction: If the party…

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