In Conversation: Soojin Chang and Melz Owusu

Melz Owusu, Soojin Chang

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 artist Soojin Chang discusses themes relating to their moving-image commission, BXBY, with founder of the Free Black University Melz Owusu.

The conversation explores topics such as transmasculine reproduction, the colonial history of modern gynecology, and the spiritual experience of chronic illness.

Content note: This recording includes discussions of suicide.

BXBY is a semi-fictional work that reflects upon and interrogates the category of species. Part documentary and part performance, this contemporary creation story follows the artist as a hybrid being who is trying to learn to reproduce.