Work from the Collection

We Hold Where Study

Artist: Wu Tsang
Date: 2017
Materials: Video
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

We Hold Where Study is part of Wu Tsang’s research on how the relationships between individuals and communities are represented. This diptych video, inaugurated by the voice of the poet Fred Moten, presents two duo dance scenes choreographed by, respectively, Boychild and Ligia Lewis, and interpreted by par Josh Johnson and Jonathan González. Their black, queer and trans bodies move against an empty green field and the intense red lighting of a dance studio. The scenes soon overlap to create an opaque central seam. According to Fred Moten, if Western whiteness is built on notions of individuality and separation, blackness —which includes queer and trans cultures— is about entanglement. In this visual junction lies the tall task of representing violence and the regeneration of social ties in one and the same gesture.


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct 2019 to 16 Feb 2020

Production specifications

The Fondation preserves and documents traces of the works at various stages of their creation (sketches, models, prototypes, etc.).
Vues de l'exposition "A Cris Ouverts", 6e édition des Ateliers de Rennes - Biennale d'Art contemporain
29 September 2018
Indications techniques sur la projection du film
Le film nécessite deux projecteurs
25 February 2018
Rapport de proportion écran-visiteur
24 October 2017
Note d'intention de l'artiste Wu Tsang à propos du film "We Hold Where Study"
24 October 2017