Windows to Yushu
April 3 | 2020
Crow Museum of Asian Art | 8PM
CROW MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Due to its unique geography and centuries of social strife, the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture has become one of the most isolated areas of the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun explores the lasting effects on the children who have grown up in this secluded corner of the world that has changed little in hundreds of years. Seeking the parallels between traditional and contemporary art, and between different media, Du Yun and director Julian Crouch are working with first-generation students and community members from Tibet to build a technological window to other parts of the world and explore points of connection among cultural heritages and geographies. This performance will include a preview of Du Yun’s new music featuring her band OK Miss, demonstrate Julian’s design concepts and show clips from an upcoming documentary film on the project.