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Künstler an diesem Ort:
Wu Tsang

Künstler und Werk  


Look for Me All Around You
Kuratorin: Claire Tancons

Wu Tsang

* 1982 Worcester, USA. Lebt in New York und Berlin.

One emerging from a point of view. 2019
Sich überlappende 2-Kanalprojektionen; 43 Minuten
Teilauftrag der Sharjah Art Foundation und des Onassis Fast Forward Festival 6. Ko-produziert von der Sharjah Art Foundation und dem Onassis Fast Forward Festival 6, mit Unterstützung von Gropius Bau / Berliner Festspiele, Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative, United States Artists

Über das Werk

Wu Tsang's artistic practice explores states of connectedness and in-betweenness. This fluidity often manifests as collaboration or is amplified in the merging of disciplines, such as performance, moving image, sculpture and installation. Reflecting her background in film, much of her work collapses boundaries between documentary and fiction as a way to continually question the relationship between sociality and its images.

In One emerging from a point of view (2019), the artist continues an ongoing exploration of a 'third' space between two overlapping video projections, focusing on this overlap to create visual entanglement. As images cut and bleed into each other, two disparate narratives intertwine through synchronised camera choreography. Set three years ago on the northeastern shore of Lesbos, Greece, the work revolves around a scenario in which two women cross paths—although they never meet. One is a young woman from Morocco (Yassmine Flowers), who arrives in Athens after many months of travel through Turkey and Lesbos' Moria camp. The other is a photojournalist (Eirini Vourloumis), who is assigned to document the 'crisis' and becomes personally involved with the fishing village of Skala Sikamineas, where locals have been first responders to the mass influx of refugees coming mostly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and North Africa.

Since 2011, more than half a million refugees have crossed into Europe through the Greek island of Lesbos, located in the Northern Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey. Rather than attempt to document a 'truth', Tsang takes a magical realist approach as she works in collaboration with her subjects to create a hybrid fantasy. Drawing from history, mythology and science fiction, her film situates the two parallel narratives within both real and imagined landscapes in order to tell the story of the island and the migration across interconnected and overlapping space and time.

Text aus dem Sharjah Biennale 14 Guidebook
© 2019 Sharjah Art Foundation

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Sharjah Biennale 14:
Leaving the Echo Chamber

7. März - 10. Juni 2019

Über 80 Beteiligte

Kuratorinnen, Kurator, Ausstellungen:

Zoe Butt: Journey Beyond the Arrow

Omar Kholeif: Making New Time

Claire Tancons: Look for Me All Around You

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