a dark room with a big screen in black and white with a burning sphere in the middle

Thank You Movie God
Su Wen-Chi

Transforming and translating a VR work into an online setting of screening, Thank You Movie God is a project by Su Wen-Chi exploring the theatricality and cinematic variations between 3D and 2D filmmaking and coding.

Screening performance works online is no longer any surprise than what we used to take for granted watching shows in theatres. While rethinking how transcoding VR to online screening would make sense, the artist encounters Movie God. As the notion of Movie God suggests, mediums of screen, cinema, film, and 360-degree VR imagery have all coded certain protocols and engagements of spectatorship. And it is because of Movie God, a work of moving image has become possible to embody and flatten cinematic transformation and imagination. Thank you Movie God, Black Hole Museum + Body Browser has gone online.

Thank You Movie God

    • TUE 06 September, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT+8
    • WED 07 September, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT+8
    • THU 08 September, 23:00 – 00:00 GMT+8
    • TUE 06 September - Followed by artist in conversation with Chih-Yung Aaron CHIU, in Chinese Mandarin with simultaneous English translation

      WED 07 September - Followed by artist in conversation with Diego Blas, in English

      THU 08 September - Followed by artist in conversation with Ashley Ferro-Murray, in English
  • 60 mins
  • NT$250

  • Technical guidelines recommended by the artist to best experience this work:

    ● VR experience
    (1) Recommended network speed 100Mbps or above.
    (2) Recommend using PC VR headset which support 8K streaming (e.g., OculusQuest series can support up to 4K streaming).
    (3) Headphones are recommended.

    ● 3D experience
    (1) 3D glasses are required.
    (2) Headphones are recommended.

    ● 2D experience
    (1) Please use your personal computer.
    (2) Headphones are recommended.

Transforming and translating a VR work into an online setting of screening, Thank You Movie God is a project by Su Wen-Chi exploring the theatricality and cinematic variations between 3D and 2D filmmaking and coding.

While rethinking how transcoding VR to online screening would make sense, the artist encounters Movie God. As the notion of Movie God suggests, mediums of screen, cinema, film, and 360-degree VR imagery have all coded certain protocols and engagements of spectatorship. And it is because of Movie God, a work of moving image has become possible to embody and flatten cinematic transformation and imagination.

Through 3 ephemeral screening events, the artist invites you to experience the expanded cinema of “Black Hole Museum + Body Browser” for online settings. Followed by each of the screenings, the artist will be in conversation with Taiwanese curator and art critic Chih-Yung Aaron Chiu (on 6th September), Spanish astrophysicist Diego Blas (on 7th September) and Curator of EMPAC Ashley Ferro-Murray (on 8th September).

Credits
  • Thank You Movie God:
    Concept - Su Wen-Chi
    Producer - Ro Yin-Ru
    Production Assistant - Hsu Hai-Wen
    Produced by - YiLab.
    Co-Production - C-LAB Taiwan Sound Lab
    Supported by - EMPAC/ Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

    Black Hole Museum + Body Browser:
    Concept and Workshop Planning - Su Wen-Chi
    Choreography - Su Wen-Chi, Tu Li-Wei
    Dancer - Tu Li-Wei
    Sound Design, Acoustic Treatment and WFS Support - Wu Ping-Sheng
    Scenography Design - Chang Huei-Ming
    Black Hole Museum VR Design - Hsieh Wen-Yi
    Body Browser VR Design - Huang Yu-Jei
    VR Program Integration and Motion Capture - Huang Yu-Jei
    Scientific Partner - Diego Blas
    Workshop and Rehearsal assistant - Hsu Hai-Wen

    C-LAB Taiwan Sound Lab:
    Director - Hsieh Tsui-Yu
    Project Coordinator - Cécile Huang
    Project Executive - Lee Hua
    Sound Engineering - Dean Chi-You
  • Thank You Movie God is commissioned by Taipei Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) and YiLab, as part of TPAC Opening Season and BLEED 2022.
  • BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital) was conceived by Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre, and The City of Melbourne through Arts House. BLEED 2022 is produced and presented by Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre, and City of Melbourne through Arts House, Taipei Performing Arts Center and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.

    BLEED has been supported by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney.
Acknowledgement of Country
Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Taipei Performing Arts Center, and Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands we work on, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Dharawal, and Ketagalan peoples. We extend our respects to their Elders past, present and future while respecting the vast Traditional Owners Nations our digital platforms reach. We extend this acknowledgment to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Austronesian artists, audiences and communities, and First Nations peoples globally.
墨爾本藝術之家、坎貝爾敦藝術中心、臺北表演藝術中心及台北當代藝術館向我們土地上的第一民族暨傳統所有人致上敬意,包括烏倫杰里族(Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung)、塔爾瓦斯族(Dharawal)、凱達格蘭族(Ketagalan)及其眾支系。因著BLEED數位介面所將廣泛觸及的各種傳統民族與土地, 我們尊榮各地過去、現在及未來的祖先與耆老。我們更將這份對台灣與澳洲原住民族、托雷斯海峽群島民族及南島民族的藝術家、觀眾與社群的致意延展至全球各傳統領地與第一民族。