It’s a subtle unease and paradoxical daily life.
In the interactive installation piece Awakening, humans lose their status as the “controllers” of technological products, the physical reality and machinery affect each other, and the viewer is merely a passive recipient. This work is site-specific, with machinery resembling tree branches set up outside the floor-to-ceiling windows of the building to tap against the glass. The striking and friction with the window create a resonance within the architectural space.
Currently working as a freelance artist, Hu’s art practice mainly explores the heterogeneity between technology, human memory and perception, including the relationship between reality, virtuality and what is actually real. At the same time, she reflects and ponders over the current era and the future by using experimental images, Internet technology and interactive devices to expand in the various possibilities of artistic creation.
Many of Hu’s works involve using technology in reverse, focusing on the awareness of problems such as how relevant media is used and who controls it, while reweaving and reconstructing personal experiences and group consciousness.
Hu Ching-Chuan has previously won ‘Best Experimental Work’ at the ‘FIRST International Film Festival’, ‘First Prize’ at the ‘2018 Kaohsiung Awards’, ‘Gold Award’ at ‘The 24th ifva Festival’ in Hongkong, ‘Student Work / Best Experimental Work’ at ‘The 41st and 43th Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films’ and was nominated for ‘The 19th Taishin Arts Award’.