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LAST UPDATE : 2017.02.17 / EDITOR : avatintern
5 artworks / 13 exhibition

Tzu-An Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1985, and now bases in New York. He tends to develop the personal vision on the world through filmmaking. The topics he's currently interested in and inspired by are the relation between social narratives, the construction of the selfhood, and cinema. He holds a BA in Gender Study and Cultural Study from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (2007) and a MA in Media Studies from The New School, New York (2012). His work has been selected in Golden Harvest Film Festival (Taiwan), Hirshon Film Festival (New York), Backup Festival (Weimar, Germany) and so on. He was awarded in the THE 15th EDITION OF THE PARIS FESTIVAL FOR DIFFERENT AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA. Besides of that, he also works in the counter culture zine group Post-Motherism.

birth year
1985
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
New York
USA
education
2012
MFA Department of Media Studies
The New School, New York
2007
BFA Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
Solo Screening of Tzu-an Wu
Ukradena Galerie , Cesky Krumlov , Czech Republic
2014
Persistence of Vision: Young Analog Filmmakers
Jefferson Market Library , New York , USA
2014
Back-up Festival
Weimar , Germany
2014
RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL
New York , USA
2013
15e FESTIVAL DES CINÉMAS DIFFÉRENTS ET EXPÉRIMENTAUX DE PARIS
Paris , France
2013
26th MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival
New York , USA
2013
Gnostic Trance
Envoy Enterprise , New York , USA
2013
35th Golden Harvest Awards: Best Experimental Film Competition
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
11th Urban Nomad Film Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Mixed Messages
SOHO Gallery for Digital Art , New York , USA
2011
RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL
New York , USA
2011
10th Urban Nomad Film Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival
New York , USA
2013
 
Award of the International Competition
THE 15th EDITION OF THE PARIS FESTIVAL FOR DIFFERENT AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
Paris , France
2011
 
Award of Artistic Montage
SOHO Gallery for Digital Art
New York , USA
2010
 
Emerging Filmmaker Prize
Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival
New York , USA
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QUOUSQUE EADEM? (OR A SELF-PORTRAIT)
When one is holding a camera, it means changes of the way of seeing, distortion of the perception. It’s an opaque state of intermediacy. The image made in this way is also non-transparent as is, changeable but repeating, just as the perception to everyday-lives and to the selves, is hard to determine and trap in the stalemate. This work started as a personal project, a one-man home video, which represents to the certain stage of my life and it was produced only for my own. While starte ...
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LIP-SYNC
The work starts with the act of the actor translates a recording of a reading of an intimate letter, instantly and repeatedly, while the super 8mm film projected on his face. I try to mixed the actual process of (mis)translation with nostalgic images into a heterogenic impurity, through focus on the materiality and performativity of the images, and the alchemic manner of manipulation of the images. The work use language as the medium, and images as the language, to present the in-between-ness ...
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DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
This work is an argument initiated with Wendy Brown’s article Resisting Left Melancholy. She applied Walter Benjamin’s notion of “Left Melancholia” to see the political thoughts and the norms in the left-wing movement/ theory traditions as the notion of melancholia. There is the thingness of the thoughts that can see as the lost object. Extends this idea, the thingness of thoughts, come from one’s personal or collective memories could become the pathological fixation. The passionate po ...
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WE CAN'T GROW UP TOGETHER
Freaks also grow up from little as well. But the things we had lost in time differ. That’s the reason why we can’t grow up together. The film was shot in 16mm, based on a childhood (false) memory, transformed with fantasies and symbolic objects, and performed in a public environment. The elements in the film are both the markers of emotion and time, with montage, the outside world and inner scenery came across to each other. Some events seem to be not important at the moment might beca ...
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Wu Tzu-An, 2010, Video Art
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