Việt Lê

Dublin Core

Title

Việt Lê

Subject

Description

Over the past five years, Việt Lê has been collecting film footage as well as sociological, historical, and archival materials for his experimental film trilogy Sonic Spiritualties. Interweaving the artist’s interest in popular culture and diaspora studies, the trilogy explores the impact of economic and environmental turbulences on music and various forms of spirituality in Southeast Asia. By framing situations where Buddhism meets pop music and violent displacement is translated into songs, the trilogy envisages sonic environments that challenge the borders of traditional and experimental music, the sacred and the mundane, the sublime and the banal. Halfway between documentary and music video, this hybrid production re-envisages the relationship between music and spiritual practices by working across dance, art history, ethnomusicology, and anthropology. Lê’s residency is dedicated to pursuing follow-up research and post-production editing for the final stages of this project.

Date

7 May – 5 Jul 2018

Contributor

Medium

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Lê’s residency is dedicated to pursuing follow-up research and post-production editing for the final stages of this project.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Việt Lê,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 19, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1391.