boychild is a key collaborator in Duilian, a film installation that is part of a decade-long research project by visual artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang after her two three-month residencies at Spring Workshop in 2015. The film integrates choreographed performances with narrative scenes featuring the main characters Qiu Jin (played by performance artist boychild), and Wu Zhiying (played by filmmaker Wu Tsang).
boychild is a performance artist whose work in video and live performance seeks to explore the many unknown questions about the state of the human in the modern world through the display and transformation of the body. Adamant about the individual internal experience of live visual performance, boychild makes a convincing case for how the movement of form can communicate what remains impenetrable in images, and through language. Her performances have been presented at MoMA PS1, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, MOCA Los Angeles, MOMA Warsaw, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ICA London, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, MACBA, ICA London and Berghain. boychild has toured with Mykki Blanco, and collaborated with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Wu Tsang, as well as the street wear label Hood By Air.
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