Wu Chi-Tsung: Recalibrate
29 August – 12 October 2013
Supported by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, a partnership programme with Peter Scott Gallery (Lancaster) and Site Gallery (Sheffield) Recalibrate delivered a series of exhibitions across the country to bring about the first UK solo showcase of work by acclaimed Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung.Collectively showing a range of previous and newly commissioned works, the partnership will offered a unique insight and perspective into the artists’ work and wider perspectives and trends of contemporary Taiwanese arts practice.
Wu Chi-Tsung is fascinated by images, how they are made and how we see them. His works to date have mostly involved photography and video and the processes in which are needed to create images. He experiments with and manipulates these processes, exploiting the alchemy inherent in chemical photography or changing the elements of timing, which makes film the medium of movement. There is a sense of irony behind his work – that a Taiwanese artist should be preoccupied by such traditional methods of creating images. Living in a highly sophisticated technological world, Wu ChiTsung takes delight in almost accidentally finding ways to capture or reimagine the world around him. All his works, whether presented as still or moving images, use time as an integral part of their make-up, not simply through the convention of a shutter opening and closing but through the subversion of time in how the images were made.