Su-Chen Hung: Sweet Red-2
February 27 – April 27 1987
Su-Chen Hung’s installation for the Window on Broadway, Sweet Red-2, highlighted her concerns with the nuances of movement and the passage of time. As in some of her earlier works, the video installation was preceded by an actual performance, which was then continuously repeated on a video monitor. Hung’s use of the glass in the window, translated through the glass of the video monitor, intensified the blurred distinction between the actual performance and the video repetition. The audience saw only Hung’s lips, pressed against opaque rice paper as she slowly “ate” a length of vivid red string. The sensual quality of this interaction merged a physical sensibility with a more ethereal medium.
For Hung, the East/West duality she experienced as a Taiwanese woman living in the United States provided inspiration for her work in performance and video. Her subtle, meditative performance was informed by her interest in self-reflection and her exploration into the integration of Western and Asian techniques and ideologies.
Su-Chen Hung has exhibited extensively in Japan, Taiwan and California. Sweet Red-2 and her inclusion in the exhibition “Reading Art” represented the first time New York audiences had an opportunity to see her work.
Continuous video installation February 27 through April 27, 1987
Performance: Thursday, February 26 at 8 p.m.