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By Hsu Che-Yu

Taiwan, 2019, Digital, color, sound, 15 min.

U.S. Premiere


Re-rupture assembles two seemingly unrelated historical fragments from 1995: "People's Taxi riot" and "Taipei Breaking Sky." Artist Hsu, Che-Yu invited five drivers who participated in the fight at the time to return to the event site, while hanging guitarist Li Na-shao, who narrates the film, from the top of Chongxing Bridge to play music. The act, staged in homage to a failed art project from 20 years ago, is one of several moments in Taiwanese history that Hsu unearths and reanimates.


Hsu, Che-Yu (1985 Taipei, Taiwan) is now studying in Le Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France (2020 - 2022). He is a laureate of HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Belgium) in 2020. Previously, he obtained a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts (M.F.A., Taiwan). Hsu Che-Yu works as an artist who primarily creates animations, videos, and installations.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    U.S. Premiere
  • Director
    Hsu Che-Yu
  • Filmmaker
    Hsu Che-Yu