"The abyss is Time with its sadness,
its weariness. The birds are the opposite
to Time; they are our desire for light, for
stars, for rainbows, and for jubilant songs."

"Layers"Gyantse - Tibet

Kazuyoshi Nomachi
‘Murzuq, Libya’



From the book “Thoughtless Acts?” by Jane Fulton Suri and IDEO

Water Sky, Japan, 2012
Josef Hoflehner

The Triangular Hour, 1933
Salvador Dali 

This Friday Filmmaker, performer, and visual artist Wu Tsang will activate his installation at DiverseWorks with a one-night-only performance starring boychild. Playing the role of the main character in Tsang’s film, A day in the life of bliss, boychild is known for vivid and visceral solo performances that bring a sense of otherworldliness to the body. Tsang, in the exhibition and related performance, co-opts the tropes of science fiction and documentary in an exploration of fantasy’s ability to represent social movements.  Evoking “the underground” as a site of cultural resistance, he considers how these constructs have been transformed by the internet and social media.
The performance is held in conjunction with CounterCurrent a five-day festival of bold experimental art that occupies a range of unexpected sites in the city of Houston. Presented by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installation, live performance, and participatory events by artists from around the world. 
Wu Tsang’s work will be included in CAMH’s upcoming exhibition Double Life curated by Dean Daderko later this year. Catch his performance this weekend and learn about boychild, the star of the film Tsang is creating for the exhibition at the Museum.
Photo: Wu Tsang, production still from A day in the life of bliss, featuring boychild. Photo by Jesus Torres Torres.

Child’s Play by Yusuke Suzuki