Hide and Seek—Where Are You? is predicated on the notion that the body is the site of the spirit’s intersection with time and space. Since the body is a ‘container’ for spirit and memory, the artist uses her body to redefine the infinite space(s) of daily life. Tsai explains, “when playing hide and seek, the hider is hiding, and at the same time, is leaving a clue to be found. I am appropriating the game and using it as a door that will open the space with which we are familiar with in daily life; the game will also function to visualize the space of the mind.”
Hui-Ying Tsai is a Taiwanese artist who is currently in the New Genres graduate program at SFAI. She earned her BFA at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan in 2005, and got her teaching certificate in Art at the secondary school level in Taiwan in 2006. A year later, she was one of the artists-in-residence at TaiTung Railway Art Village in Taiwan. During her residency, she contributed to the popularization of art education in local schools.
Tsai’s work has recently explored manifestations of her identity through photography, performance and installation. Her work is often concerned with self-deconstruction as well as the ambiguity of subjecthood and objecthood; additionally, she investigates the vulnerability of honesty and beauty.