From the Archive: Moved by the Motion – Wu Tsang and Boychild at Artpace

On March 2, 2016, International Artist-in-Residence Wu Tsang performed ‘Moved by the Motion’ with partner boychild. Tsang told Artpace, “My collaborator, boychild and I have been working together for the past 2.5 years. Our relationship began as a film collaboration where I was the director and she was the actor, which evolved into a performance collaboration called Moved By The Motion that we performed at Artpace. It’s based on the two of us playing these roles—I play the voice and she plays the mover—and we have this call and response dynamic where I’m narrating through words, compelling her to move a certain way, and she’s reflecting back to me in her own language of movement. We each have these different languages we express ourselves through. Our conversation is ongoing and therefore it’s really exciting for me to be able to do a performance here at Artpace as part of this project. It‘s really an articulation of us responding to this moment of where we are in time—the interactions we’ve had in the city with people and the landscape all feed into the process of how we articulate our ideas.”