Engagement, social-cultural context and habitat living environment are central concepts in the video work of Chi-Yu Wu. Employing a first person perspective he touches upon issues like underexposed areas of history, lost memories and contemporary urban situations.
The personal involvement of the viewer and the direct transmission of both information and experience is an important part of Wu’s work. The artist states that different social problems may appear as separate but are in fact connected. 'One day people demonstrate against the one thing, the next day against the other, but they do not realize that it’s actually all part of the same large system.'
By metaphorically addressing different fragments of the puzzle, Wu attempts to make the viewer aware of the framework of connections. Recently he has started focusing on meta-stories about more generic cultural connections and differences, and their impact on daily life.
from publication RijksakademieOPEN 2014