Ngoc Nau

Dublin Core

Title

Ngoc Nau
Nguyen Hong Ngoc

Description

12 April - 30 June 2023
Artist-in-Residence at Rupert (Vilnius)

“I feel very grateful and proud to have been selected for the second edition of the SEA AiR programme and I am very excited about my upcoming residency in Vilnius. It will allow me to connect further with European culture and artists and to find new inspirations and materials to feed my research and thinking. I am very curious to see which bridges I will be able to establish between Northern Europe and Southeast Asia to foster my creative process. I look forward to engage in this opportunity and produce an innovative artwork for the exhibition in Singapore later this year.”

The multimedia practice of Ngoc Nau encompasses photography, holograms, and Augmented Reality (AR) and she is currently working with 3D software and other open source technologies to create new possibilities for video installation. In Nau’s work, different materials and techniques attempt to capture the subtle ways in which new media shape and dictate our views of reality. Blending traditional culture and spiritual beliefs with modern technologies and lifestyles, her work often responds to Vietnam’s accelerated urban development. She has participated in several exhibitions across Asia, including the Thailand Biennale, Korat (2021) and the Singapore Biennale (2019) among others. She also participated in documenta 15, Kassel, Germany (2022) with Sa Sa Art Projects.

During the residency, Ngoc Nau intends to research the impact of urbanisation and modernisation on contemporary living conditions, collective memories, traditional practices, and the natural landscape. Situating herself within the creative community of Rupert will allow her to explore Lithuanian cultural landscape and to access a new trove of materials, including oral traditions, historical archives, and ritual ceremonies. Through encounters will the local community, she intends to unearth the traditional values and ancient practices that have been lost to industrial and technological advancements in order to come to a better understanding of how different communities configure their values and identities within the fast-changing landscape of today. Nau is particularly interested in the gaps created by modern development in the intergenerational transmission of knowledge and she plans to experiment with new media technologies to imagine modes of being that reconcile the past and the future.

Date

12 April - 30 June 2023

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

During the residency, Ngoc Nau intends to research the impact of urbanisation and modernisation on contemporary living conditions, collective memories, traditional practices, and the natural landscape.

Location

Offsite

Collaboration

Yes

Commissioned Work

Yes

Files

VIRTUAL REVERIE: ECHOES OF A FORGOTTEN UTOPIA

Collection

Citation

“Ngoc Nau,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4583.

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Passages
This Item Is Part Of Item: Performance: A Passage to Dreamworld
This Item References Item: Rupert
This Item Is Part Of Item: Media Conference: SEA - AiR Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists in the EU Cycle 2
This Item Is Part Of Item: SEA AiR Cycle 2: Artist Spotlight - Ngoc Nau (Vietnam)