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THE SMOKE
2008
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WU Chi-Yu
THE SMOKE
2008
Single-channel video
2'31"
THE SMOKE
2008
Single-channel video
2'31"
THE SMOKE
2008
Single-channel video
2'31"
THE SMOKE
2008
Single-channel video
2'31"
THE SMOKE
2008
01 / 10

I have always been interested in the highly entertaining genre of “B-movie,” especially the interpretation of its images in popular culture. Sometimes, I feel that the overdramatic performance, plot, and acting alienate the audience even though it is very entertaining. The audience is merely watching “movies” while the experiences are never represented. Such a poor taste surprisingly evokes a speculation on image/ entertainment.

Therefore, I imitate the scenes of B-movies (sometimes I even make my own combination), creating overdramatic effect which puts audience in an alienated state by poor-quality props. I learn from B-movies. I want the audience to see the images instead of feeling any sensory stimulation, hoping that my overly relaxing (distorted) attitude and values, as a jerk speaking nonsense and lies, will allow the audience to observe how they are alienated when watching a B-movie. SMOKEY is a fragmentized imagination in a science fiction movie. The character, who might belong to a biochemical troop or an alien warrior from other planet, walks toward us in the rainbow-like mist with rays of light behind him. He creates a mysterious atmosphere by producing mist, while it is later revealed that the mysterious light comes from two motorcycles. The heroic figure from a science-fiction movie in fact is an actor trying hard to be heroic.

ARTISTS
13 artworks / 25 exhibition
Video Art
Wu, ChiYu was born in 1986. He lives and works in Taipei. Wu is a member of Fuxinghen Studio since 2009. They cooperated Squid 5The King of Seafood will be Back Fighting (2009) at VT Art salon, and participated in POST.OThe Reverse of TOPOS (2009) ...
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KEYWORDS
WU Chi-Yu, 2013, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2011, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2008, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2010, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2011, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2011, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2011, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2008, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2011, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2007, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2010, Video Art
WU Chi-Yu, 2009, Video Art