Wu Tsang: Under Cinema
26 October 2017 - 18 February 2018
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Artist, filmmaker and performer Wu Tsang’s new solo show Under Cinema explores issues of identity and connection through non-traditional filmmaking.
Wu Tsang is a filmmaker, artist and performer based in Berlin and New York. Her practice explores states of connectedness and ‘in-between-ness’, often manifesting as collaboration, or in the merging of disciplines such as performance, moving image, sculpture, and installation. Her work focuses on moments or narratives of displacement and belonging, and uses them to collapse the boundaries between documentary and fiction. Tsang’s filmmaking style is characterised by a mesmerising slipperiness and a tendency towards magic realism, or moments of fantasy within realistic portrayals. Her playful approach to fluid representation opens up possibilities within the spaces between reality and fiction, or intent and interpretation.
The exhibition Under Cinema investigates how artistic practice, and its products, are positioned to challenge dominant narratives. The world premiere of a newly commissioned film of the same name features the acclaimed American singer-songwriter Kelela, and is staged as a site- specific installation for FACT’s Gallery 2, which is located under a cinema space. This is complemented by the UK premiere of We hold where study (2017): a choreographic approach to image-making and mourning, enacting a series of duets both within and between images.
Together, these works form an investigation into issues of voice and representation through innovative filmmaking, questioning the relationship between reality and images, as well as the viewer’s gaze.
88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
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