許岑竹 Hsu, Tsen-Chu跨領域藝術Interdisciplinary
駐村成果展《落葉歸影》(Fallen Leaves Return to Film)
Born in Tainan in 1985, Tsen-chu Hsu is an experimental filmmaker. She obtained a BS in Atomic Science from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and an MFA in Film from San Francisco Art Institute in the United States. Her two major films, Reflect and Cotton Sugar shot in 16mm, were produced during her stays in United States.
The artist had this end-of-residency exhibition named Fallen Leaves Return to Film as it uses the symbol of home-returning, i.e. fallen leaves, as the inspiration of creation. She collected fallen leaves of Bohdi trees in the cultural park and removed their flesh with soap water. Then having the processed leaves attached to clear films, artist tinted their veins to bring out the most delicate lighting presentation. A variety of equipment is made available for viewers to appreciate the works at different speed. The choices include a motion picture film projector, an overhead projector, a slide projector, a light box, and a digital projector. The viewers cannot only enjoy the ‘films’ in detail and as the way they are; meanwhile, they may enjoy the light-and-shadow rhythm created by fallen leaves.