Wednesday 7pm: Oct 17, 2012
Osterhausgate 12, Oslo

Wildness screening and discussion
with the filmmaker Wu Tsang
Curated by Shoghig Halajian & Suzy M. Halajian

2012. 75 min.

Wildness is a portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic, LGBT-friendly bar on the eastside of Los Angeles that has catered to the Latin immigrant community since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish—the bar itself becomes a character in the film—Wildness captures the creativity and conflict that ensue when a group of young, queer artists of color (Wu Tsang, DJs NGUZUNGUZU, and Total Freedom) organize a weekly performance art party, called Wildness, at the bar. What does "safe space" mean, and who needs it? The search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.

This event is in conjuction with the exhibition, Nothing is forgotten, some things considered, at UKS. Opening 19 October 2012.



WU TSANG (lives and works in Los Angeles) is a performer and filmmaker who has exhibited in various venues, including the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the 2012 New Museum Triennial, and Performa 11. His recent feature film, Wildness, world premiered at ‘Documentary Fortnight’, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest, Los Angeles (both 2012). Tsang is a 2012 Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellow and has received support from the Good Works Foundation, Frameline, Wexner Center for the Arts, IFP Documentary Lab, Art Matters, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.