Kao Chung Li Taiwan, b. 1958

Born in Changhua, Taiwan in 1958
Now lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan


Kao Chung Li’s work investigates the relationship between history and personal biography, between time, images, and media. He is a photographer and a collector of historical pictures as much as a filmmaker, animator, and media-archeologist. “Taking a picture means an interruption of reality. Showing that picture means a cessation of fantasy,” states the artist. For him, the slideshow in particular sustains a tension between image, time, and stillness — and is situated beyond fantasy and reality, subsuming both photography’s indexical relation to past events, and the expectancy evoked by cinematic time and storytelling.