“The fourth wall” refers to a state in video works where the artist deliberately breaks the boundary between the internal narrative of the video and the external reality, while also referencing the wall onto which video works are projected in the viewing space. He creates a fictitious spatial image, superimposing this image onto the real wall, attempting to extend the image from reality, and, accompanied by the light source, explores the boundaries and distance between the image and reality.
Lin Che-Yu was born in Taoyuan in 1992 and currently lives and works in Taipei. He graduated from the Graduate Institute of New Media Art at the National Taipei University of Arts. His works are centered around video, including video art, photography, and installations, focusing on the relationship between everyday life, imagery, and space. His past works often source materials from life scenarios, presenting essential considerations about time, space, and imagery. Recently, he has focused on various phenomena after events are disseminated through social media, attempting to deconstruct and reassemble them, presenting a diverse and multi-dimensional aspect of the events. His works have been exhibited at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Changhua County Art Museum, and Taoyuan Arts Center. He has been selected for the Yilan Award (2015), Taoyuan Creation Award (2019), and was shortlisted in the New Media Art category of the National Art Exhibition (2016).