For Wu Tsang collaboration is a strategy for undoing conventional authorship. The title of her exhibition "There is no nonviolent way to look at somebody" comes from the text "Sudden Rise at a Given Tune" (since 2017), which was collaboratively written by and with Fred Moten. The text echoes throughout many works on display; excerpts appear on the sculpture "Sustained Glass" (2019) and in the sound piece "Sudden Rise, Dub 1" (2019).
Fred Moten (*1962, US) is a poet and cultural theorist whose areas of study and practice include Black Studies and Performance Studies. Among his most well-known works is "The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study", which he co-authored with Stefano Harney in 2013.
Wu Tsang (*1982, US) was the first artist to be the Gropius Bau’s "In House: Artist in Residence". Between 4 September 2019 and 12 January 2020 her exhibition "There is no nonviolent way to look at somebody" will be on display on the first floor.