Su Hui-Yu joined us for a short working period in the 1646 residency space from the end of November till mid December, 2022.
In November and December of 2022, Su Hui-Yu joined us for a short residency period. In his work, Su addresses the connection between mass media, pop culture, memories of martial law, and the post-colonial history of Taiwan and East Asia.
Exemplary of this was his first solo exhibition in The Netherlands, The Cinema of Séance, that took place at 1646 in 2021. This exhibition engaged with taboos of the past and present while exploring the mechanism of oppression and liberation tied to Taiwanese cultural values. Su examined the borders of bodies, sexuality, along with the entanglement of socio-political conduct and prohibition. The artist paved the way for the possibility of reviewing and supplementing history with his reflective practice, ”re-shooting” of early Taiwanese experimental films.