《回流》運用 3D 掃描將緬甸華人聚落於台灣新北市的中和華新街，異時與異境的掃描結果編織結合，置入於重新建構的空間座標中，試圖呈現我時常在這條街上拼湊著記憶與想像，關於擁有緬甸華人身份的母親兒時的成長環境，以及「回」華人社會的共存狀態與文化縮影。
After settling down post-migration, how do I perceive where “I” exist?
Remigrate uses 3D scanning to capture the images of Burmese Chinese people who have settled in Huaxin Street, located in New Taipei City, Taiwan. A combination of different surroundings at different times are placed into a reconstructed space coordinate.
On this street, I often try to piece together and visualize the childhood memories of my mother, who is Burmese Chinese, while pondering over the coexistence state and cultural microcosm of people who have “remigrated” back to Chinese society. I use this as reference for my current situation, which consists of many different yet similar life lessons. I gradually realized that we are currently trapped under the colonization and manipulation of Internet technology. It has unknowingly turned our timeless hometown into a foreign place, and the homesickness that resides within my heart is the only place that has yet to be invaded by intelligent technology.
The distant light in my project is inspired by my mother who often told me that she enjoys cool summer nights, basking in the moonlight, because it reminds her of her childhood in Myanmar. She has memories of falling asleep with her family on the straw mats placed on the balcony.
To me, the distant light represents the ideal world that humans currently long for, projecting their sense of belonging to a certain inaccessible place, being attracted by it, and constantly looking towards it.
Perhaps, the place we belong is deep inside our hearts.
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’.