The Ten Thousand Beings, Wu Chi-Yu Solo Exhibition | VT Art Salon | 2011
VT Art Salon
If every creature needs a proper habitat to live, a place meets its living conditions. Then the place where art happens might also rely on certain criteria of living environment.
In ”Flies 8：The ten thousand beings”, every work needs certain geographical criteria to exist. The wash-machine in the house, the road to the nuclear plant and the field waiting for construction in a new town, they unfold and spread out from existing geographical space and become a new narrative form in the images. The new work “New Town” is an extension of previous workshop “Local Stories”. In the workshop, the urban legends and rumors of a newly-developed town were collected and re-edited into a radio drama. Within (or before) the developing of the new town, forming of a new area, what exactly happened under the fine buried clean grounds? The concepts of works in the show mainly focus on living environments. I want to discover the neglected part and the buried memories. Through providing them more connections to the surrounding environment, they might find another way to live on.