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35|One Another

Hsu Che-Yu


31'30" | Video-lecture

This is a video-lecture about the display of animal bodies and the politics of death. This lecture originated from a lecture performance collaborated between Hsu Che-Yu (artist) and Betty Chen (dramaturg), which was created for the Theater Commons Tokyo’ 22 curated by Chiaki Soma. However, due to the pandemic, the work was presented as an online video in Tokyo–Taiwan–Munich simultaneously.


The video-lecture starts with Hsu’s previous works, including Rabbit 314, and some documentary materials filmed in Mongolia. One Another discusses taxidermy techniques, the “unnaturalness” imposed on the life of animals, as well as the process of how animal bodies are alienated into knowledge and archives in the display and reconstruction of the bodies by humans.

Hsu Che-Yu

Hsu Che-Yu (b. 1985) is an artist based in Taipei. Previously, Hsu obtained a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts (Taiwan). Since 2019, he had participated in the residency program in HISK (Ghent, 2019–2020) and Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing, 2020–2022). In 2022, he began his two-year art residency at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

The 14th Taishin Arts Award – Annual Grand Prize|Microphone Test

Betty Yi-Chun Chen (Dramaturg)

Betty is a dramaturg and a translator based in Taipei and Munich. Currently, she’s working on research projects for Theater der Welt 2023. As freelance dramaturg, she has worked with artists and curators from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany. A constant focus of her work is the friction between individual and collective narratives. She writes on contemporary practices of political theatre, and has translated a dozen of books and plays from German/English into Chinese.

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