Nguyen Trinh Thi
Letters from Panduranga

→ Link to Nguyen Trinh Thi’s website

during art berlin contemporary @ FAHRBEREITSCHAFT / haubrok foundation

opening @ black flamingo
September 11 2016 | 5-7pm

The essay film, made in the form of an anonymous exchange of letters between a man and a woman, was initially inspired by the fact that the government of Vietnam plans to build the country’s first two nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan (formerly known as Panduranga), right at the spiritual heart of the Cham indigenous people, threatening the survival of this ancient matriarchal Hindu culture that stretches back almost two thousand years.
At the border between documentary and fiction, the film shifts audience attention between foreground and background, between intimate portraits and distant landscapes, offering reflections around fieldwork, ethnography, art, and the role of the artist.
Intertwining circumstances of the past, present, and future, the film also unfolds a multi-faceted historical and on-going experience of colonialisms, and looks into the central ideas of power and ideology in our everyday.

video duration 34m52s

Nguyen Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based moving image artist. Her diverse practice, transcending the boundaries between cinema, documentary and performance, has consistently engaged with memory and history. Her works have been shown at international festivals and art exhibitions including Jeu de Paume, Paris; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; the Lyon Biennale 2015; Asian Art Biennial 2015, Taiwan; Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2014; and Singapore Biennale 2013.

Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg | (opening reception @ FAHRBEREITSCHAFT):
September 16 2016 6-9pm

abc weekend:
September 17 2016 | 12-6pm
September 18 2016 | 12-6pm

exhibitions at the same time @ FAHRBEREITSCHAFT:
haubrok foundation – between frames
edgar arceneaux, cezary bodzianowski, carol bove, donald evans, morgan fisher, douglas gordon, rodney graham, wade guyton, isabell heimerdinger, christian jankowski, oliver laric, jonathan monk, karthik pandian/mathias poledna, stephen prina, daragh reeves, christopher roth, markus schinwald, simon starling, danh vo, christopher williams, johannes wohnseifer, david zink yi

open studios by the participating artists residing at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT
yosuke amemiyan, marit neeb, robin resch, michael schäfer, artificial image : public image ltd., mario fischer, christopher roth, simon mullan, linnea sjöberg

black flamingo @ FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Herzbergstr.40-43, 10365 Berlin