Wu Tsang ZOOM: Wildness, 2012   Landmark  Film

Wildness is a documentary portrait of Silver Platter, a historical nightclub that hosted the Latin/LBGT communities of LA since the early 1960s.

The screening is FREE but everyone needs to register and sign-up here in advance

Link to trailer

The bar is the narrator of the film, describing in the first person the advent of a weekly party entitled Wildness (organised by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom), which shatters the identity of the nightclub

Born 1982
Lives and works in Zurich
Wu Tsang is a filmmaker and performance artist who combines documentary and narrative techniques with fantastical detours into the imaginary in works that explore hidden histories, marginalized narratives, and the act of performing itself. Tsang re-imagines racialized, gendered representations beyond the visible frame to encompass the multiple and shifting perspectives through which we experience the social realm.
Other films by Tsang include „The show is over" (2020), "We hold where study" (2017), "Girl Talk" (2015), "Damelo Todo (Gimme Everything)" (2010), and "Shape of a Right Statement" (2008). Wu Tsang’s work has been exhibited or screened at Gropius Bau in Berlin, Tate Modern London, Kunsthalle Münster, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA and Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among many other national and international venues.

ZOOM is Bergen Kunsthall’s programme of artists’ films and video works. This season we present a film programme in connection with the exhibitions by Elisabeth Haarr and Hana Miletić, and Wu Tsang’s legendary film portrait “Wildness”of a queer club in Los Angeles, screened during Bergen Pride.

Take care of yourself and others. To prevent the spread of infection, we remind everyone of the 1-meter rule and good hand hygiene. We recommend everyone to wear face masks when they are not sitting in designated places. Do not show up if you feel unwell or have symptoms of a respiratory infection.

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