Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.
Bio: Wu Tsang, 40, New York and Berlin, (wu–tsang)
Title of work: Of Whales
Where to see it: Gaggiandre, Arsenale, Venice Biennale
Three words to describe it: Epic, Surreal, Meditative
What was on your mind at the time: I wanted to explore the perspective of the whale in Moby Dick.
An interesting feature that’s not immediately noticeable: There are 32 channels of sound, which spatialize the music so that it moves in spirals throughout the Gaggiandre.
How it reflects your practice as a whole: This is my first time working VR; I am always pushing myself to try something new.
One song that captures its essence: The score of this film, which is composed by Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, in collaboration with Tapiwa Svosve, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson and Miao Zhao.