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
     
 
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:
9780472068661
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Critical Performances
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Kwong is a veteran performance artist, writer, teacher, and visual artist. 

Robert Vorlicky is Professor of Theater at New York University, and author of Act Like a Man: Challenging Identities in American Drama and Tony Kushner in Conversation.

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