Wu Chi-Tsung
Wire I
Wu Chi-Tsung, Wire I, 2003. Courtesy the artist.

Mesmerisingly beautiful, the smouldering landscape of Wire I traces a slow journey through time. Combining a simple piece of wire mesh with an oscillating magnifier, Wu Chi-Tsung has transformed these basic elements through projection, to create a burning wave of illusion. The warmth of the projected image contrasts with the cold industrial materials of the equipment, and each fold of the wire leaves behind a trace, a memory of human touch. The disintegration of this mystical landscape recalls something of the eternal wisdom found in traditional Chinese calligraphy, its simple grace seems to be telling an ancient story.

Wu Chi-Tsung was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1981. After 11 years of fine art education in painting and sculpture, Wu began experimenting with video in 2002, and is currently undertaking graduate studies in architecture. Awarded the Taipei Arts Award in 2003, Wu’s recent work explores the notion of “image” through various mediums such as video, photography, and mechanical installation. Recent exhibitions of his work include: The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art From East Asia, Mori Art Museum, 2005; Eye Dream, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, 2005; City_net Asia, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, 2003; and Streams of Encounter – electronic media based artworks, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2003.