Berlin | ArtRegion: Kreuzberg
Su Yu Hsin: frame of reference
16. September – 16. Oktober 2021
The gallery alexander levy is pleased to present the video installations frame of reference I & II (2020) by artist Su Yu Hsin on the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin *Discoveries. Su Yu Hsin (*1989) is a Taiwanese artist and filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Her essayistic video installations explore the relationship between ecology and technology and the production of geographical knowledge. Her practice is characterised by a profound and complex exploration of perceptual phenomena and the representation and reconstruction of reality.
The work frame of reference, produced in collaboration with GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and NCTU Disaster Prevention and Water Environment Research Center, shows scientists in the Taroko Gorge site in Taiwan investigating the extent to which landslides are driven by heavy rainfall and earthquakes and alter the biophysical conditions on the ground. The video work shifts its perspective from fixed positions, through cameras fixed in the river for example, to moving viewpoints, through drone footage or handheld cameras, and is complemented by gradient visualisation of seismic waves, further exploring the relationship between field, laboratory and database. In the tradition of surveying and observing the earth through technical devices, Su Yu Hsin’s work invites critical reflection on traditions of perception, representation and scientific engagement with the natural world.