SATURDAY 23/4 at THE BREEDER: “MOVED BY THE MOTION” Wu Tsang & boychild featuring Patrick Belaga


Saturday 23 Αpril 2016

Performance: 21:30

The Breeder, Iasonos 45, 10436 Athens 

Outview Film Festival proudly presents the performance “Moved by the Motion” by Wu Tsang and boychild featuring Patrick Belaga.

Moved by the Motion is a performance collaboration between Wu Tsang and boychild, featuring experimental cellist Patrick Belaga. As an ongoing series, the performance explores different modes of storytelling through an improvisational structure of voice, movement, and musical score. The series began as a poetic interpretation of the science fiction world in Tsang’s forthcoming feature film A day in the life of bliss—and has since evolved into its own form. In the performance, Tsang (the film’s director) plays the voice, an evocative and commanding vocal performer, who uses language to manipulate the scene like a puppeteer pulling strings. boychild (the film’s principle performer) plays the mover, a visceral dancer who is bound to the voice, but constantly breaking down language with her ineffable physicality. Play is a central part of this performance—both play as an activity, and play as it defines a space for flexibility and leeway.

WU TSANG is a visual artist, performer, and filmmaker. Her projects have been presented at museuems and festivals internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Whitney Museum (NY), the Tate Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MCA (Chicago). Her documentary feature WILDNESS (2012) won the Grand Jury Prize at OUTFEST, and her recent fiction short YOU’RE DEAD TO ME (2014) premiered on PBS and won a 2014 Imagen Award.

boychild is a Los Angeles-based performance artist. Her performances have been presented at MoMA PS1 (NY), the SFMOMA (San Francisco), the MCA (Chicago), Kulturhuset (Stockholm), MOCA (Los Angeles), MOMA (Warsaw), and Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). Recent collaborations include Korakrit Arunanondchai, Wu Tsang, and the streetwear label Hood By Air.

Patrick Belaga is a classically trained experimental cellist. Recent performances include Donaufestival 2015 (Krems, Austria), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich), and Julia Stoschek Collection / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Recent recordings include the soundtrack for Gus Van Sant’s recent feature film I AM MICHAEL.

With the support of the American Embassy

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