DiverseWorks opening reception and performance: Wu Tsang: Moved by the Motion


DiverseWorks has commissioned Los Angeles-based artist Wu Tsang to create a video installation and performance, Moved by the Motion, that inhabits a space between fiction and documentary. Tsang is an award-winning filmmaker and performer who explores the relationship between self, identity and the narratives that construct them. Moved by the Motion is the first in a series of performances and works to premiere in Houston by Wu Tsang.

Several related projects will be presented, including a live performance at DiverseWorks as part of the CounterCurrent Festival in collaboration with the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and a video installation in the exhibition Double Life at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Moved by the Motion features a two-channel film installation that explores the sensorial potential of pictures in relation to narrative. Working in a tradition of artist-filmmakers, Tsang looks at the role that fantasy plays in representing social movements. Evoking "the underground" as a site of cultural resistance, he considers how these constructs have been transformed by contemporary life and social media.

The opening reception is on March 14, 7-9 p.m. The live performance on April 12, 9 p.m., will take place within the exhibition installation, with an after party to follow. The exhibition is on view through May 3.



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