Movie presentation
«Wildness» (Wu Tsang, 2012)

Organizer: Gastdozentur Lange
Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 to Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Time: 19.00 to 21.00

Wu Tsang (*1982) is an US-American artist, performer and filmmaker. Her multimedia works focus on narratives that question and reflect the construction of identities. How are sociopolitical communities assembled? Sphere of action is the queer and transgender scene at the intersection with immigrant backgrounds in Los Angeles. Tsang deems the «underground» the place of cultural resistance, emphasizing the role of fantasy in the representation of social movements. Her award-winning movie «Wildness» (2012) documents the legendary party location Silver Platter in Los Angeles, which has become a popular meeting point for the latin-american transgender community in recent years. In personal stories the film not only questions documentary strategies, but puts social conditions up for discussion.

Screening in the frame of the seminar «Making Difference – Architectures of Gender» (fall semester 2017, 052-0817-17L) in collaboration with Heldenbar . Starting point for this event is the set text Michel Foucault, «Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias» (1967).


Dr. Gabrielle Schaad
Dr. Torsten Lange