BackBetween Light and Rhyme — Chang Tzu-Hui

Theme Description

In retrospect, the emergence of photography has not only rewritten humans’ perspectives but also influenced literary writing. Photos can be more than just a window that reflects reality but, at the same time, a space that houses creativity and imagination. Books, a symbol of humans’ thoughts and civilization, started showcasing a new relationship between images and texts, while perspectives of cameras also appeared in works of literature. A Gentle Breeze invites five contemporary writers to step into the viewing of images and the practice of exhibition from the perspective of literature. As texts and images complement each other, the abstract understanding of reading metamorphosizes into sensuous intuition. This process turns both viewing and reading into a unique experience and demonstrates possibilities of dialogue between the history of photography and its connection to memory. Texts, photography, and writing spark the existential meaning of symbiosis, guiding the reading of images towards changing aesthetics. This exhibition section can thus be interpreted as a resonance between photography and literature, revealing the subtlety of human nature and the true meaning of life through the act of writing.

Chang Tzu-Hui’s ancestors were from Hui County of the Gansu Province, and she was born in Lucuo Village, Jinsha Township, Kinmen. Chang Tzu-Hui moved to Taipei in 2002. She worked as a reporter for the Environmental Information Center, and chief editor of CONDE Magazine. Currently she is the editor-in-chief of the Kinmen Literature. She is also an independent writer. 

Chang Tzu-Hui won the second prize of the Wu Island Literature Award, and her essay was the honorary mention. Her short stories had been included in the Taipei Chinese PEN Quarterly and Anthology of Contemporary Kinman Writers

She published her novel I Hide My Sorrow in Laughter in 2009. Her collection of short stories After the Landmine Exploded in 2016 were awarded grants from the National Culture and Arts Foundation.