Chia-Wei Hsu’s ten-year long engagement with the moving image and the forgotten stories of the Cold War in Southeast Asia resulted in a complex body of works which address major historical events through the lens of minor narratives, often embedded in remote locations, that weave together reality and fiction, myth and history. In this talk, Hsu will trace the development of his practice discussing the relevance of fieldwork in his modes of inquiry, his understanding of the artifice of cinematic representation, and his current research into the role of the Dutch East India Company in the region.
Venue: The talk will take place in the artist’s studio.
Studio #01-02, Block 37 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
When: 23 Aug 2017, 7.30pm - 9pm