Film Screening: Wu Tsang, Wildness

9 Sep 2015

Event times

6:30pm, 76 minute duration

Cost of entry

£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

Spike Island

Bristol, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 506 via Temple Meads
  • Bristol Temple Meads

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Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been a home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963.


With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party called Wildness (organised by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom), which explodes into creativity and conflict. What does "safe space" mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.

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This screening is presented as part of the ICA Moving Image Network.

Duration 76 minutes.

Wu Tsang is an artist, performer and filmmaker. His films, performances and installations have been presented at museums and film festivals internationally. Tsang's first feature filmWildness(2012) premiered at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Outfest, Los Angeles (2012). His recent shortYou’re Dead to Mepremiered on PBS and won the Imagen Award for Best Short (2014). Tsang has presented projects at the Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Whitney Museum and the New Museum, both New York; Hammer Museum and MOCA, both Los Angeles; Gwangju Biennial,South Korea; Liverpool Biennial, UK; and the Whitney Biennial, New York. Tsang is a Rockerfeller Bellagio Creative Arts Fellow (2014) and a Creative Capital Fellow (20

Exhibiting artists

Wu Tsang


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