Los Angeles-based filmmaker Wu Tsang recently partnered with Gucci for a film titled “Into a Space of Love,” a project that saw it debut at Frieze New York on May 4, 2018. The film is a magical realist documentary exploring the legacies of house music rooted in New York underground culture. It stars Kevin Aviance, Kia LaBeija with Taina Larot, Jeff Simmons, Shaun J. Wright and Venus X.
The film landed on our radar because it features the talented DJ Venus X, who on Instagram commented on her role in the film, writing “My greatest fear is being so conditioned by the world that I’m too afraid to let my imagination run wild…and then I miss out on all the sounds and images I could make because I’m trying to be ‘normal.’ I am so proud of myself for allowing this character to take life and now it’s on display in a very major public store.”
Additional cast and crew members includes Boy Child, Asmara, Antonio Cisneros, Hawa, Kyle Luu, Raisa Thomas, Joyce Keokham, Destiny Be, Grace Hartnett and Anthony Valdez.
In additions to the Frieze screening, the film will be available to view at Gucci’s new SoHo store at 63 Wooster Street on May 6th at 2:00 PM EST and 5:00 PM EST and May 7th through the 10th at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM EST.
Check out a preview of the clip of the film below.
See documentary ‘Into a Space of Love,’ by #WuTsang created w/ #Gucci and @friezeartfair exclusively in the new #GucciWooster space on 63 Wooster Street SoHo from Monday May 7 to Thursday May 10, twice a day at 1pm and 6pm EST. pic.twitter.com/tSTYUVhaFU
— gucci (@gucci) May 7, 2018
My greatest fear…
My greatest fear is being so conditioned by the world that I’m too afraid to let my imagination run wild…and then I miss out on all the sounds and images I could make because I’m trying to be “normal.” I am so proud of myself for allowing this character to take life and now it’s on display in a very major public store… to be honest I had no idea it would be or I probably would have reconsidered this insane look and some of the things I said, but hey it’s out there now and so are my ideas. This film was unscripted and created as a piece of art to tell a story about house music in New York City. Even though it’s in a Gucci store understand my words are a critique of the system, this is not a commercial, do not get it twisted because of the context and remember that things are not always what they seem.