'Wildness' Film Screening and Talk
Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar that has been home to Latin/LGBT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a weekly party (organized by Director Wu Tsang, DJs NGUZUNGUZU, and Total Freedom) called Wildness explodes into creativity and conflict. What does "safe space" mean? Who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers creates coalitions across generations.
See trailer HERE
WU TSANG’s films, installations, performances, and sculptures move fluidly between documentary, activism, and fiction. Her projects have been presented at museums and film festivals internationally, including 2016 Berlin Biennial, Tate Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MOCA (Hiroshima), MCA (Chicago), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Berlinale Film Festival (Berlin), SANFIC (Santiago), Hot Docs Festival (Toronto), and South by Southwest Film Festival (Austin). Her 2012 film Wildness premiered at the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight, and her work was also featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and in “The Ungovernables” New Museum Triennial in New York. Solo exhibitions include Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich), Spring Workshop (Hong Kong), and upcoming at Nottingham Contemporary (UK). She has received grants from Creative Capital, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Art; currently she is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.
The film screening is co-hosted by the Department of Gender Studies at CEU, the Visual Studies Platform, the Center for Arts and Culture and GRACE.
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