The Making of Crime Scenes
In 1984, a Taiwanese American writer Henry Liu was shot to death in his own house in the US by a Taiwanese assassin. Afterward, due to the intervention and investigation of the US government authorities, this case was eventually confirmed to be a political murder jointly committed by the Military Intelligence Bureau and the biggest mafia United Bamboo Gang in Taiwan. The protagonist of this work, Wu Dun, is the assassin who fired the shot at the time. After getting out of prison, Wu Dun established a film company as a producer with the support of his mafia influence, making several “wuxia films”. In this work, HSU revisited the film studio that was once used by Wu Dun and is now deserted to recompose the fragments of the political assassination and the scenes of wuxia films, and he cooperated with a 3D scanning team to provide forensic scanning service at crime scenes to make a digital double of Wu Dun.
Che-Yu HSU works as an artist who primarily creates animations, videos, and installations that feature the relations between media and memories. What matters to the artist is not simply the history of events traceable through media, but also the construction and visualization of memories, be they private or collective.