From Inner Worlds to Outer Space: The Multimedia Performances of Dan Kwong
By Dan Kwong, Edited by Robert Vorlicky.
Dan Kwong’s groundbreaking performance work is familiar to many National Museum members. He has performed at the National Museum off and on from the opening of the Museum. His most recent work was during the run of the exhibition Boyle Heights:The Power of Place, when he taught a workshop and performed with Great Leap.
This book is a compilation of scripts from his more memorable performances with additional essays by Kwong and commentary by Robert Vorlicky, Professor of Theater at New York University. 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.
For more information about this title you can check Kwong’s web site www.dankwong.com.
Paper: 280pp. B/w photos.
“Secrets of The Samurai Centerfielder” (1989)
“Tales From The Fractured Tao with Master Nice Guy” (1991)
“Monkhood in 3 Easy Lessons” (1993)
“Correspondence of A Dangerous Enemy Alien” (1995)
“The Dodo Vaccine” (1996)
“The Night The Moon Landed on 39th Street” (1999)