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I Love You, I’m Sorry, Come Here: Solo Exhibition by Natalie Tsui
June 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – June 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
Gallery Dates: June 4 – 6
Sat & Sunday, June 5 & 6, 1 – 6pm
Friday, June 4, 6pm – 10pm
Artist Talk and Screening
Sunday, June 6, 6pm ET
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*Please note: Masks are required inside the gallery.
Using an accidental two-hour voice memo of emotional processing with a former partner as a script, Natalie Tsui has gathered together friends, a couple, and actors to dissect and reenact the conversation for the camera. As Natalie films and directs, a secondary camera films an uninterrupted wide shot of the entire shoot day, documenting discussions around script analysis, character motivation, and Natalie’s highly subjective recollection of lived events while the participants work to condense the two-hour conversation into a narrative story.
An examination of the complexities of personal memory, I Love You, I’m Sorry, Come Here is a multichannel video installation combining footage from the filmed recreations, personal video archives and documentary footage to explore the limits of documentary film production and the latent ideological drives of the moving image.
Natalie Tsui (they/them) is a non-binary artist primarily working in film, video, and performance to investigate and problematize the colonial and capitalist drives latent in visual culture, western pedagogy and collective memory. Tsui holds a B.A. in Film Studies and English from UC Berkeley and an M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University.
Their work has screened at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Frameline, Museu de Arts Moderna of Rio de Janiero, Shapeshifters Cinema, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the New York LGBT Community Center. They were a Flaherty Seminar Fellow, NYFF Artist Academy Fellow, Queer Art Mentorship Fellow, and a Princess Grace Film Awardee.