Open Studio “When I Stop by the Cape” in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - The open studio of artist Truong Que Chi, “WHEN I STOP BY THE CAPE”, curated by Chau Hoang at Nha San Collective will open at Nha San Collective, 15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen, Hanoi from now until November 4.

Detailed program:

Open studio: 28 Oct – 4 Nov 2017, 3 – 7 pm (Wed to Sun)

Screening & talk with filmmaker Do Van Hoang: Thu 2 Nov 2017, 5.30 pm

17h30: Film #1 (2003, 84m)

In a cinema theater, there is a hotel. In the hotel, there is a room. In the room, there is a couple. They come to separate. The receptionist falls asleep while watching a martial arts movie.

19h00: Talk (40m)

19h45: Film #2 (2011, 79m)

Certain events take place in our lives, not because of any particular reasons but by pure chance. We pick out some points in time to form an arbitrary series of intentions, string them together and deem such thing the cause for what has transpired.

An M.A. graduate of Film Studies from the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, Truong Que Chi is active in both the visual arts and cinema scene as a filmmaker, an artist and a curator. 

Her practice examines the spectacle of everyday violence in Vietnam and delves into the complex relationship between archive, memory and imagination. 

Her works have been featured at various local and international film festivals, exhibitions, and symposiums, including Cosmopolis #1, Centre Pompidou, France (2017); Asian Film Focus: Time Machine, Objectifs–Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore (2017); Skylines with Flying People 3, Nhà Sàn Collective, Vietnam (2015-2017); South by Southeast. A Further Surface, Times Museum, China (2016); Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany (2015); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Gaité Lyrique, Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2015); and Torino Film Festival, Italy (2014). Trương Quế Chi has been a member of Nhà Sàn Collective’s curator board since 2015 and is a film lecturer at the Hanoi University of Theatre and Cinema.

After Graduating from Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, Chau Hoang started working in the local artistic community in 2013 as an assistant curator for Nha San Collective, a longest-running art space in Vietnam. 

She has assisted and coordinated a broad range of projects including Skylines with Flying People 3, Queer Forever!, In:Act – Nipaf… 

In 2017, Chau started working with Zero Station as a curatorial assistant and coordinator for their Asian In/VISIBLE Station Project project, funded by the Japan Foundation-Asia Center.

Filmmaker Do Van Hoang (1987) graduated from the University of Theatre and Cinema at Hanoi. Some of his works include: Underneath it all (documentary, 17m), At water’s Edge (documentary, 17m), A film on sofa (short film, 17m), A silent shout (short film, 20m), False Brillante (short film, 22m), Drowning dew (collaboration work with Art Labor Collective, co-director Trương Quế Chi). His works have been shown at Hanoi Docfest, Yamagata Film Festival, Centre Pompidou, and Times Museum.


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