We hold where study
We hold where study is a short experimental film that takes a choreographic approach to image making and mourning. The film enacts a series of duets, both within and between images. Featuring choreography by Ligia Lewis with Jonathan Gonzalez and boychild with Josh Johnson, and music by Bendik Giske. Inspired by the essay ‘Leave Our Mikes Alone’ by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten [authors of The Undercommons (2013)], the film seeks passage to sociality through the opening of impossible images.
Wu Tsang’s artistic practice explores states of connectedness and in-betweenness; often this fluidity manifests as collaboration, or in the merging of disciplines, such as performance, moving image, sculpture, and installation. Her projects have been presented at museums and film festivals internationally, including: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin; SANFIC, Santiago; Hot Docs Festival, Toronto; and South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin. Her first feature film WILDNESS (2012) premiered at MoMA’s ‘Documentary Fortnight’, and her work was also featured in exhibitions such as: Whitney Biennial, 2012; The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, 2012; Gwangju Biennial; 9th Berlin Biennial; and Performa 11 Biennial, New York. She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow (Film/Video) and is currently shortlisted for the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize.