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Moved by the Motion

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Asian American
Born 1982. Lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland

Moved by the Motion began in 2014 as a dialogue between different artistic languages, an experiment between Tosh Basco (formerly boychild) and Wu Tsang in which performance became a space to bridge the linguistic gap between their artistic practices, namely movement, performance, and filmmaking. This space for play quickly became a “roving band” of interdisciplinary artists where the gravitational force of collaboration serves as a mode of making in concert, where text is always present but no form takes precedence over another. Moved by the Motion is an open collaborative entity that includes Basco, Tsang, experimental cellist Patrick Belaga, dancer Josh Johnson, electronic musician Asma Maroof, and poet Fred Moten. The group frequently expands to include guests, such as Tapiwa Svosve, Sophia Al Maria, Kelsey Lu, Ahya Simone, and the performers of the Schauspielhaus Zürich ensemble, where Moved by the Motion is currently in residence.