Chya Hsu


This is the last day of my residency here, thanks again The Name of the Next song, time goes really quick and doesn’t wait for people at all.  I have to say by doing this residency, I’m surprised how many lectures you can find out from Youtube, there are many resources, and I feel grateful to be able to watch remotely / online. The last video is presented by Canadian writer Anne Carson, who she re-write and performed Sopocles’ Antigone.

Anne Carson (b. 1950) is regarded as one of the most important writers in English. The American literary critic Harold Bloom has praised Carson for her innovative work. Besides being a poet and a writer, Carson is an essayist, translator and professor of Classics, with a background in classical language.

Thank you, I hope you have a nice day!




Again, sorry been a bit absent lately…I’m currently job hunting, so wish me good luck 😛

This video is particularly long I’m actually only half way though. Ruth Noack, a German curator and art historian, in this video she has some interesting point about how non western curator struggle  to have the same position as western curator even thought they are 100% qualify. Another worth mentioned is the concept “a museum in a school”, I’ll try to finished it tonight!


Sorry been a bit busy lately, today we are going to look at this video

Fine Art Talk at the Royal College of Art: Slavs and Tatars – The Transliterative Tease

Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, books and lecture-performances.

I first known Slavs and Tatars from the bookshop and I was fascinated by their works. Their work is playful, political and witty.

In the video, they look at how islamic language and identity or many historic reason shape their interest in their works.



Sam Thorne@Global Academy? ’16 – Salzburg

Sam Thorne is one of the initiator of Open School East in UK, he’s the author of “School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Educationin” published by Sternberg in 2017. In his lecture, he talks about recent history of self-organised learning platform, and some common features between these schools – usually none hierarchical, could be nomadic, usually free,  the project itself does not last long just for couple of years, open access and so on.

“What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees?” When nowadays the tuition fee is so high and student have to apply student loan and often end of having a lifetime debt…is there an alternative?


I found out this video while I was researching Nina Power.

Marx Reloaded – are you going to take the red pill or blue pill?


Nina Power is a cultural critic, social theorist, philosopher and translator. She is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University and the author of One-Dimensional Woman.

I’ve seen Nina Power’s talk twice in London and Amsterdam. It’s always good, she talks about labour, works, capitalism etc.

When service become part of your job, when smiling is required in your job, when you don’t smile and you became worried you will get sacked, all these terrible stories are really happening. And I just found out a film called “Marx Reloaded” will try to find a time today or tomorrow to watch it.



Happy New Year everyone, wish you all have a very fresh start to the year!

Today’s video is a performance piece by Tai Shani: Headless/Senseless

Tai Shani is a performance artist and RCA lecture lives in London.

I like her cinematic style of performance, very engaging and almost a bit mysterious.

“Everybody dreams, just some people forget..”


The last day of 2017, I wish you all the best and have a wonderful 2018!
The last video of this year…when architecture become an architect’s weapon…  that’s really sad


Hi all, today’s video is David Lynch talking Meditation, creativity, peace, but it’s more focus on the idea of Transcendental meditation because Lynch is a big believer. Still interesting to see with lots of Q&A, how David Lynch talks about his ideas working on creativity.



Only 3 days left until the next year…I wonder if I consider myself using my time wisely? ( I hope you do!) Anyway, I also realized all the lecture I found online are quite heavy topics or at least one hour long, so I’m going to adjust my idea about the material that I’m posting here, but it should be more or less interesting or meaningful. Hope you enjoy this performance with me.

Artist Web Project Performance – Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi, Poetry as not, with singing


Lisa Baraitser is a Reader in Psychosocial Studies, in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, and is a psychotherapist in independent practice. I first known her was by her talk “Touching Time: Maintenance, Endurance, Care” hosted by Open School East / The Bad Vibes Clubin 2016. She was articulate in her speech.

The Title for today’s talk is ” The Maternal in Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Feminist Thought” from School of Advanced Study University of London.

It’s only 20 mins talk so I hope you won’t feel as heavy as Giorgio Agamben’s talk yesterday.



Hello everyone! Merry Christmas first of all, it’s been a good day to start my residency here till 25.01.2018. Thank you, The Name of the Next song. I was thinking what should I do here and then kind of make my decisions that I would like to use this “space+time” as a preparation for myself to The Easy School I recently organized in Taipei.

The idea is to focus on broaden my knowledge of philosophical concept and have a quick introduction or so by watching lecture videos online. I may not be able to provide a review or analyse on anything and understand may not be so easy to understand ( least for me:P) but I hope by doing this we could intrigued to more topics or have a moment of contemplation. Hope you enjoy doing this task with me and maybe we could all learn something new everyday.

So Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome today’s lecture:

Giorgio Agamben. Resistance in Art. 2014

(There’s an auto-english subtitle if you need it by just clicking the setting on the video)

Useful links:

Art terms from Tate