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Up and Down
1999
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Hsu Hui-Ching
Up and Down
1999
mixed media
151×233×250cm
Up and Down
1999
mixed media
151×233×250cm
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Every time when I am inside an elevator, I always feel dizzy, suffocated, anxious, and insecure. Sharing the small box with strangers makes it even more awkward. However, for the lazy modern people, an elevator is a smart invention which makes our lives more convenient, saving us the trouble of stairs climbing. It carries strangers from one place to another like a magic box. The work is installed inside the whole elevator, including the simple patterns on the wallpaper such as intertwined arrows or gazing eyes painted as concentric circles, sharp metal cones on the ceiling, and the blurry reflection on the floor. When people get into the enclosed space where time stops, no matter they know each other or not, they breathe in the same air for several seconds and feel their heartbeats in the interactive space.

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20 artworks / 35 exhibition
Installation Art , Video Art
Born in Tainan in 1978, Hsu Hui-Ching graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Taipei National University of the Arts with an MFA. Her artistic exploration is often based on herself, while artmaking becomes a form of self-exploration featuri ...
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Hsu Hui-Ching, 2012, Video Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2000, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2007, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2000, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2013, Video Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2003, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2001, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2010, Video Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2012, Video Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2005, Video Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2007, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2007, Installation Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2010, Video Art
Hsu Hui-Ching, 2005, Installation Art