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From Inner Worlds to Outer Space: The Multimedia Performances of Dan Kwong
     

From Inner Worlds to Outer Space: The Multimedia Performances of Dan Kwong

by Dan Kwong
 

ISBN-10: 0472098667

ISBN-13: 9780472098668

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Dan Kwong's performances delve into the complexities of growing up as a working-class Chinese-Japanese-American male in L.A., land of Hollywood and Disney. Kwong's remarkable performances, a potent array of multimedia effects and athletic physicalization, investigate questions of identity and the intersecting effects of race, culture, class, gender, and sexuality.

Overview

Dan Kwong's performances delve into the complexities of growing up as a working-class Chinese-Japanese-American male in L.A., land of Hollywood and Disney. Kwong's remarkable performances, a potent array of multimedia effects and athletic physicalization, investigate questions of identity and the intersecting effects of race, culture, class, gender, and sexuality. From Inner Worlds to Outer Space brings together Kwong's scripts with illuminating commentary by critic Robert Vorlicky. The book includes interviews that reveal Kwong's personal and artistic influences, his evolution as an artist, and his philosophical and technical approach to art-making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472098668
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Critical Performances
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: "Flying Alone in Outer Spaces"1
2.Secrets of The Samurai Centerfielder (1989)11
Tales from The Fractured Tao with Master Nice Guy (1991)47
Commentary: "Centering"73
3.Monkhood in 3 Easy Lessons (1993)81
Correspondence of a Dangerous Enemy Alien (1995)109
Commentary: "Performing Histories"139
4.The Dodo Vaccine (1996)151
The Night The Moon Landed on 39th Street (1999)179
Commentary: "Inside Out"219
5.Excerpts from More Tales from the Locker Room (and other smelly places)229
The Sword and The Chrysanthemum (1997)229
Al the Barber (1997)231
Station Wagons of Life (2000)234
6.Publicly Confidential: Conversations with Dan Kwong (1999-2003)245
AppendixPerformance History261
Selected Bibliography269

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