Liverpool Biennial and FACT welcomes award-winning artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang to Liverpool this Wednesday!
Only recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine's one of the Top 25 New Faces to Watch. Wu Tsang has just come off of an epic tour of his new feature film, WILDNESS, which will be having it's UK Preview at FACT on Wednesday he 24th of October, before having a full UK premiere early next year at the Tate Modern's Tanks. Wu recently featured in both the prestigious New Museum Triennial and the Whitney Biennial, both held earlier this year in New York -- two of the most prestigious art events in North America.
Now, for the first time, UK audiences have a chance to join in and catch their first glimpse of the Wildness, and we are delighted that Wu Tsang is joining us all the way from Los Angeles for a Q and A session after the film.
Wildness is a film rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angele's queer night life. WILDNESS is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963.
With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party (organized by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom) called Wildness, which explodes into creativity and conflict. What does “safe space” mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.
Wednesday 24 October
£4/5 (members and concessions).
WU TSANG is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. His artworks and performances have been presented at the 2012 Whitney Biennial and New Museum Triennial in New York, the ICA Philadelphia, MOCA Los Angeles, the Gwangju Biennial (South Korea) and upcoming at the Liverpool Biennial (UK).
Tsang was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's “25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2012.
His first feature WILDNESS won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest 2012 [World Premiere: MoMA Documentary Fortnight (New York, NY), SXSW (Austin, TX), Hot Docs (Toronto, Canada), SANFIC8 (Santiago, Chile)]. He has received grants from Good Works, Frameline, Wexner Center for the Arts, IFP Labs, Art Matters, Tiffany Foundation, Frieze Foundation, and the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.