Discipline the City

Permanent artworks


 


Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration and Other Works

by Kuang-Yu Tsui


Information


Through a series of "action videos", Tsui creates urban interventions that highlight how absurd and inhospitable the city can be. 


Artist 


Kuang-Yu Tsui has been trying to respond to the adaptation relation between human and the society from a biological point of view. He also attempts to redefine or question the matrix of the institution we inhabit through different actions and experiments that ignore the accustomed norm. In doing so, the artist has developed new means to adapt to the environment and redefine reality. His action can be regarded as a medium, or a parameter, to gauge social tolerance. Also an attempt to show relationships in the present institution and the relation between man and his environment, Kuang-Yu’s repetitive body experiments accent the absurdity of the social values and reality that people have grown accustomed to.

He was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1974. In 1997 he graduated from National Institute of the Arts and has exhibited internationally since, including Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennale, Reina Sofia Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, Mori Museum, OK Centrum.


Other Information


Venue
Gallery and Corridor

Artwork information
Invisible City: Liverpool Top 9
Signal Channel Video
14mins 03secs
2006

Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration: The Spontaneous
Action Video / Single Channel Video
01 mins 25secs
2001

Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration: The Penetrative
Action Video / Single Channel Video
02 mins 11secs
2001

Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration: The Perceptive
Action Video / Single Channel Video
03 mins 07secs
2001