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Sunday 8pm: Apr 22, 2012
Osterhausgate 12, Oslo

FRANK

Shoghig Halajian introduces
DAMELO TODO (Give Me Everything) by Wu Tsang


DAMELO TODO
is a short hybrid narrative-documentary that takes place during WILDNESS, a performance/party that happened for two years at the Silver Platter bar in Los Angeles. The film depicts a fictional protagonist, Teódulo Mejía, a 15 year-old Salvadorian civil war refugee arriving to Los Angeles in 1985, who discovers community support among trans women at the bar. Based on a short story written by Raquel Gutierrez, and adapted to screen by Tsang, DAMELO TODO fictionalizes a larger narrative about the collaboration and tenuous coalition between the Silver Platter and the young artists of WILDNESS.

 

 

 

WU TSANG (b. 1982) is a performer and filmmaker in Los Angeles. Recent projects include FULL BODY QUOTATION, a performance/film commission by the New Museum for Performa 11 and the "Ungovernables" Triennial;GREEN ROOM, a 2-channel video installation at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. His recent feature filmWILDNESS world premiered at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight; screenings include SXSW and the Whitney Biennial. Tsang is a 2012 Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellow and has received support from the Good Works Foundation, Frameline, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the IFP Documentary Lab, Art Matters, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

SHOGHIG HALAJIAN (b. 1981) is a curator who has been involved with a number of experimental art venues in Los Angeles. In 2007, she co-found Eighteen Thirty Collaborations, an alternative performance space, and in 2008 joined LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) as Outreach Coordinator. She earned her Bachelors degree from University of California, Los Angeles (2003) and her Master's degree from California Institute of the Arts (2011), where she completed her thesis on the practice of artist Wu Tsang and his work on the queer performance/party night, WILDNESS at the Silver Platter. She is currently at Ecole du Magasin (Centre National d'Art Contemporain) in Grenoble, France.