Tu Pei-Shih was born in 1981 in Miaoli, Taiwan. She received her MFA Fine Art degree from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007, and is now working and living in Berlin and Taipei. Using stop-motion animations and collages as techniques, Tu’s work focuses on new possibilities between images and narration, and the relationship between fantasy and reality in modern societies. She is also the winner of Taiwan Fellowship Award from Asian Cultural Council, New York in 2009.
Pei-Shih Tu at glogauair.net:
OPEN STUDIOS September 2015
OPEN STUDIOS June 2015
OPEN STUDIOS March 2015
LA ESCOCESA + GLOGAUAIR 2015 // International Interchange Program
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If we take a look at the moving image’s history, the one, which we mainly associate with, is live action. While the
staging and manipulation of photographs and film is as old as the history of the moving images itself, an aspect of
the history of photography, film and video is the recording of ‘real events’, the representation of reality, the notion of realism.
However, the early moving images of the nineteenth century created by pre-cinematic devices were mostly based
on hand-drawn images. Duplicate Trains is a two-channel animated video showing duplicate videos of L’arrivée
d’un train en gare de La Citat, a 1895 French black-and white documentary film by Auguste and Louis Lumière.
One channel is made by an Animation Art college student through CGI animation, and the other by the artist through stopmotion techniques. The links between real and imaginary and a new layer of possibility was found in this video.