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“Unplugged Cinema” Invites You to Play Movies in Tsung-Yeh
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Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center held a press conference for Tsen-Chu Hsu’s “Unplugged Cinema” Art Exhibition on Sep. 15, 2017 in the Wooden Official Residence. The artist, Ms. Hsu guided her works personally and demonstrated how to operate the exhibited displays. It has attracted many visitors eager to interact with the displays on site. The atmosphere of the exhibition is very lively and invigorating.
Tsen-Chu Hsu graduated from the Academy of Art University at San Francisco, U.S., attaining a Master Degree of Film Production. She is currently working as a devoted creator of experimental films and a film educator. She was chosen as the 2017 Artist in Residence among 104 applicants worldwide. With pre-historical motion picture equipments in mind, she redesigns and reutilizes family housewares, paper, and simple gadgets. These works, along with her residential video journals, will serve as her artistic creation during the Artist in Residence period.
When Tsen-Chu Hsu first arrived at Madou, she discovered the Dian-ji Cinema and the Sun Yat-sen Hall in Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center were the two popular theaters in Madou. This inspires her to focus on the theme of “vintage theaters” as her creative source. She was also fascinated by the various dynamic image tools from the 17th century, such as Phenakistoscope, Peep Box, and Panoramic Box. Utilizing paperwork, simplified housewares and photographic imaging tools, she designs 10 vintage and unique mini visual apparatuses that can demonstrate the effects of persistence of vision, visual sense, and optical application.
The exhibits are all manually created by Tsen-Chu Hsu. Not only does she incorporate visual images of Madou and Tsung-Yeh into her creation, she also allows the audience to create his/her own movie effect by operating the works at different speed. Furthermore, there are still displays of her photographic works and 3D photographs. In the current hi-tech society filled with advanced display of images and videos, Hsu invites audiences to come experience the joy of showing movie with your own hands and savors the rare visual delicacy of her works.
“Unplugged Cinema” is on display now at the Wooden Official Residence of Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center till October 8th, 2017. It opens from 9:00 till 17:00, Wednesday to Sunday. We sincerely welcome you to experience and appreciate this modern yet vintage “Unplugged Cinema”.