Vietnam Root Project calls for application
Deadline: 27 Jul 2012
From the organizer:
NAME Art Space open for Vietnamese and Vietnam-based artists, photographers, travelers, journalists, travelers to apply for VIETNAM ROOT Project.
The idea of this Project is from Tiziano Fratus, a ROOTMAN, for information about him, please check this note
VIETNAM ROOT Project – Brief
TO BE A ROOTMAN OR A ROOTWOMAN, A ROOTBOY OR A ROOTGIRL
(Homo Radix – Phoemina Radix – Puer Radix – Puera Radix)
Everyone could be a Rootboy or a Rootgirl, a Rootman or a Rootwoman. A person who try to identify his / her roots, physically and theoretically, literary and materially. Roots are something changing, everyday they acquire colors, dimensions, peculiarities that modify the identity of this Human Being. So every Man and every Woman is so full of Roots!
A Rootman is an individual who decide to cultivate his imaginary and physical identity, living in first person a deep interaction with the Landscape. Every Green Space could be this Landscape: the park in your town,the garden of your house, the forest on the Alps or in Alaska. Also in the heart of the Society of Humans, in the middle of the great Metropolis – New York, London, Singapore or Tokyo – you could farm this Roots walking in the public park, in the botanical garden, in some little space devoted to Nature.
A Rootman could understand the great design of the Lord of Creatures, could understand to distinguish species and varieties, to characterize old Specimens and their age. You could map this place, giving names to animals and trees, discover them and creating your personal “Treegraphy” (in Italian “Alberografia”).
This is a way to enhance personally and socially the biodiversity of our landscape, to discover what we consider expectable, not so important, only a Tree or only a Park. This is a way to begin a long trip that is so full of elements, creatures, to understand history of our land, our province, our region or State. A research that make you more rooted in the land you live, you work, you love. You could became a Tree Seeker, a Rootman or a Rootwoman who cross the Landscape (a country, a continent, the world) to find old monumental / champion trees, the biggest and oldest creatures living on Earth.
In that way your Roots will be so strong, so wide and so full of imagination and energy.
Discover a New Vietnam, after 30 years of devastation and the long period of rebuilding, a place of enchanted nature. The Project VIETNAM ROOT is dedicated to select secular and monumental trees survived, witness of time, present in the city of Hanoi and in the countryside in the North of the country. A campaign of treegraphies will give us a first map of some of the big trees living in Vietnam, as in the historical park Cuc Phuong and other reservoirs.
This map and the notes about the travel will be published in a book in three languages (English, Vietnamese, Italian), defining new paths for tourists and for the local appreciation. An exhibition of pictures will be held in the space of NAME Art Space or relevant locations, photos printed in a classic black & white colors.
If you are chosen to join our project, your will be sponsored to travel for 1 month in the north of Vietnam with Tiziano Fratus to find big trees, shoot photos and write notes about the places you go to. After coming back, your photos will be exhibited together and printed in the book VIETNAM ROOT in three languages (Italian, Vietnamese, English) published in Italy and Vietnam.
Simply send an email to email@example.com cc firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject “VIETNAM ROOT Application” and a brief introduction about you, your CV, 10 photos, some of your past trips in Vietnam/other countries, your articles/writing in any form, and why would you be interested to join VIETNAM ROOT project… and sure, anything else you want to add… Though fluency in English is not a must, please note that it is an advantage.