The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits
In City Spirits, Kuang-Yu Tsui practices several ‘sports’ in London and Taipei. Small grassy fields become golf courses, pigeons in a square turn into bowling pins, traffic is suddenly flagged like in a Grand Prix, and everyday obstacles turn into useful parts of an obstacle course. The artist explores the social dynamics of urban spaces in a long series of actions and performances. In doing so, he tests and undermines the invisible norms that determine how we use public spaces.
Together with the artist, we observe how the city can be rediscovered and the new humorous, absurd, poetic or advantageous possibilities public space has to offer. Kuang Yu Tsui provides new perspectives on the city and encourages the viewer to consider ways of dealing with it. The viewer is sometimes a surprised passer-by who, on the spot, suddenly becomes a spectator of the action.
Street View also shows Kuang-Yu Tsui’s Invisible City: Sea-level Leaker and Exercise Living: The Beautiful Scenery.