For our July ONE WORK event, Rae-Yen Song will discuss their recent work ‘wūûūwūûū’ (2020). The work is available to view on the LUX Scotland website for the month of July, with Captions by Rae-Yen Song, Collective Text, Bea Webster, Emilia Beatriz and Valery Tough; and Audio Description by Rae-Yen Song, Collective Text, Elaine Lillian Joseph, in conversation with Quiplash.
‘wūûūwūûū’ is a 2D animation, in which digital drawing is combined with pen and fibre-tipped markers on paper, to create a vivid, self-contained realm of interconnected beings and spaces.
‘wūûūwūûū’ offers a mutating, ever-shifting vision of worlds within worlds within worlds. It introduces a cast of obscure, interconnected creatures, who variously consume, inhabit and host each other, in an ongoing, cyclical symbiosis of survival. Bodies do what bodies do: eat and excrete; sing and dance; come and go. Moments of levity and menace combine with elemental forces and unstoppable motions to form a distinctive, disorientating, but somehow harmonious process.
The characters and topographies of ‘wūûūwūûū’ form a bewildering but balanced ecosystem: they end where they begin. They appear alien and transient, but seem to bear an oblique wisdom, having something to teach us about ego and impermanence, in a world in which our interdependence – with entities which seem radically different – is unavoidable.
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the exhibition of the work and the discussion that focused on it.
We recommend watching ‘wūûūwūûū’ (2020) in advance of the discussion. A captioned version and audio described version of ‘wūûūwūûū’ will be available to watch on the LUX Scotland website for the month of July 2022.
‘wūûūwūûū’ was commissioned as part of Now & Next in 2020 and screened on BBC Four on 12 December 2021 for Animated Shorts: BBC Introducing Arts.
The event will take place on Zoom. To download Zoom, visit here: https://zoom.us/download
The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions.
The work will be available to watch with captions by clicking the ‘cc’ logo in the bottom right hand corner of the player.
There is an audio described version of the work available to watch on the same page.
Watching the work in advance
We encourage audiences to watch ‘wūûūwūûū’in advance of the discussion event, as the conversation will be focused on this work and audience questions, reflections and contributions are an important part of this event series.‘‘wūûūwūûū’ will be available to watch on the LUX Scotland website for July 2022.
Participating in the Event
We invite you to have your cameras on, where possible, as this maintains a feeling of being together in the space.
We ask that all participants are respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants.
Audiences are encouraged to contribute, and the host will open up the group conversation for questions after a short introduction to the work by the artistWe ask that one person speaks at a time and that you type‘hi’ in the chat to indicate you want to contribute. A member of the LUX Scotland team will keep a track of who wishes to contribute and will direct the conversation to you. You may also wish to use the chat box to type your question or comment, should this be preferable for you. We ask that you keep your microphones on mute until you are going to speak to ensure everyone can hear clearly.
LUX Scotland is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.
Rae-Yen Song is an artist based in Glasgow. Working expansively through drawing, sculpture, installation, costume, video, sound, performance, family collaboration and any other medium that becomes appropriate, Song’s practice is a long-term exercise in self-mythology as survival tactic.
Closed Captions The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the work and the discussion.