Award-winning artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang at FACT this Wednesday
22 October 2012
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 Wildness, and we
are delighted that Wu Tsang is travelling from Los Angeles to join
us for a Q&A session after the film.
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 (organised 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.
Wildness will be screened at FACT at 6.30pm on 24 October. Tickets are available online, by calling 0871 902 5737 or in person at Box Office.