12.04.17 by Jeff

Howie Tsui’s 25-Metre Long Scroll-Like Video Installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist

 

Artist Howie Tsui’s “Retainers of Anarchy” is a 25-metre long 5-channel video installation inspired by traditional Chinese martial arts literature known as wuxia, which was placed under heavy censorship by the People’s Republic of China who were afraid of inciting anti-government sentiment. Despite this wuxia became one of the most popular genres of Chinese fiction.

Tsui spent three years creating the deeply personal work, now on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 28th. Have a look at the video clip below as well as a few more images to get a sense of the immense scale of the artwork.

 

algorithmic animation sequence
5-channel video projection, 6-channel audio
Vancouver Art Gallery
2017

 

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist
Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist
Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist

 

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist

 

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist
Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Howie Tsui
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist
Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery

 

 

Howie Tsui’s Website

Vancouver Art Gallery “Retainers of Anarchy” Exhibition Page

 

 

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Ryley Bryanton

    I saw this in Vancouver. Incredible work. I could have sat there and watched his animated piece all day.

    • glad you got to experience it in person!!





26.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara Photographs The Same Locations Repeatedly Over 40 Years

No heat, landlord in front of New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015

 

Photographer Camilo José Vergara has committed more than four decades of his life to his photographic archive project “Tracking Time”. Year after year he has returned to poor, minority communities around the United States to re-photograph them from the same vantage points. In 2013, Vergara was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was the first photographer ever to receive this honour.

See more images of his incredible project below.

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26.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Miwon Yoon

Lovely work by Korean artist Miwon Yoon. See more images below.

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26.05.17 by Staff

“Solo Together” by Artist Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown creates 150 ceramic replicas of those iconically cheap disposable red cups for her latest sculptural installation, inviting us to consider the complexity of the mundane and the temporality of togetherness. See more images from “Solo Together” below or on display at 10 Hanover gallery in London until June 8.

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26.05.17 by Staff

“Light Barrier” by Artists Kimchi and Chips


An otherworldly audio-visual phenomenon by South Korean artists Kimchi and Chips (aka Mimi Son and Elliot Woods). Constructing an elaborate apparatus out of hundreds of projectors, mirrors and speakers the duo experiment with the materialization of objects from beams of light. Check out more images and video below!

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26.05.17 by Jeff

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