Tzuan Wu

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Artwork
Yi-Ren (the peson of whom I think) 13'45'', Super 8 to digital. 2015. Password: charlie
World’s Odds and World’s Ends 12’01”, Digital Video, 2015 An experimental ethnography of tourists.
Tzuan
Wu
Artist's Statement

My academic training, the interdisplinary critical theories are always my base of artistic practice. From the gender study and cultural study training in college to Media Studies/ Film Theory in graduated school, the theories have been cultivating me into a person with more flexibility between theory and practice. In other words, the analytical is how I can look at the world.

Through experimental filmmaking, I explore the intersections and uncertainty between social narratives, the construction of the selfhood, and cinema. My works collage different kinds of images and texts, aiming to create a circular way of self-communication, production, and reproduction. Although the textures and forms of these works change, they share similar concerns about the fluid, uncertain essence of selfhood and identities. All of these works share the same theme: how to know thyself? How can it be possible? ”

Bio/Resume

Tzu-An Wu (b.1985, Taipei) is a Taiwanese experimental filmmaker and artist based in New York. Through filmmaking, he explores the intersections and uncertainty between social narratives, the construction of the selfhood, and cinema. He holds a BA in Gender and Cultural Studies from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and an MA in Media Studies from The New School, New York. His works have been shown worldwide, including BFI Flare (London), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherland), CROSSROADS (San Francico), Xposed International Queer Film Festival(Berlin), Golden Harvest Film Festival (Taiwan), MixNYC (New York), He was awarded the jury prize at Festival of Different and Experimental Cinema (Paris). Besides of these, he is also a member of the cinema collective and the co-founder of countercultural zine group <後母Post-Motherism>