Chou Ching-Hui’s first solo exhibition in Singapore traces his photographic practice from 1990s to 2015, including Out of Shadows, Fined Taipei, and Animal Farm. Having started with straight photography in 1990s, Chou’s documentary works bear witness to the life of leper patients in Happy Life Leprosy Hospital. Upon encountering complex turns of events that have shaped the world we live in, Chou has sought alternate ways to explain and to record such complexity in society by staging the realities with representation, and occasionally unflinching satire.
Theatre of Reality serves as a point of discussion and examination of the power of photography as a documentary medium, and in the face of complexities in reality, how image-maker Chou seeks alternative approaches to comprehend and record the conditions of the world we live in.
Image: Part of Fined Taipei 16 by Chou Ching Hui