For this video, I first created a bubble machine that runs on the exhaust of buses. The goal was to transform these passenger-carrying city buses, tourist buses, or trucks into mobile bubble machines that criss-cross the city, coating the dirty city air with the beauty of imaginative possibilities. Similar to the various objects that fill our daily lives, I am optimistic that through this transformation and whitewash, this imperfection can in fact become a street bubble show reverie. At the same time, through this symbolic contrast, I try to ask: Behind this sugar-coated rhetoric of modern day life, what is it that ultimately shapes and drives our lives? And do we have the ability to imagine or even create a relationship between this system of life and ourselves?
Tsui Kuang-Yu in 1997 graduated from National Institute of the Arts and has exhibited internationally since, including Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennale, Reina Sofia Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, Mori Museum, OK Centrum. He has been trying to respond to the adaptation relation between human and the society from a biological point of view. He also attempts to redefine or question the matrix of the institution we inhabit through different actions and experiments that ignore the accustomed norm. In doing so, the artist has developed new means to adapt to the environment and redefine reality. His action can be regarded as a medium, or a parameter, to gauge social tolerance. Also an attempt to show relationships in the present institution and the relation between man and his environment, Kuang-Yu’s repetitive body experiments accent the absurdity of the social values and reality that people have grown accustomed to.