Wu Tsang: Full Body Quotation

When 19 Nov 2011
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Where New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
United States

Wu Tsang, Full Body Quatation, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

November 19 2011, 7-10:30pm

Press Release:

Full Body Quotation brings together an ensemble of performers and sound-makers for an evening soiree hosted by Wu Tsang. The centerpiece is a choral performance and a living sculpture, in which Tsang and his performers channel a chorus of voices sampled from the known (and unknown) canon of transgender cinema. Voices and bodies blend together into a hydra-headed, polyglotinous beast, staring back at onlookers across the boundaries of time and space with fifteen unblinking pairs of eyes—the apotheosis of a glamorous yet terrifying new mythical reality.

FBQ is an austere interpretation of drag culture and revelry as it has been caught on camera by films and news media of past decades. In the tradition of realness, Tsang maintains a studied and irreverent relationship to the source material, calling into question the authenticity of narrative, self-presentation, and intention.

Wu Tsang (b. 1982) is a performer and filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles. His projects have been presented at X-Initiative, New York; Sala de Art Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; Oberhausen, Germany; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and the 2010 California Biennial. Tsang was a 2010 Independent Filmmaker Project Documentary Fellow for his first feature, WILDNESS (currently in post-production).

Presented as part of Performa 11. For more inofrmation please click here.