Video and Photography Party “tan nÁRT cõi lòng | heARTbreak!”

Video and Photography Party “tan nÁRT cõi lòng | heARTbreak!”

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Video and Photography-heARTbreak-Viet Le

Sat 26 Dec 2015, 6 pm
Nha San Collective

From Nha San Collective:

Queer Forever! and Nhà Sàn Collective are pleased to invite you to our next event in the framework of the queer art festival Queer Forever! 2015:

“tan nÁRT cõi lòng | heARTbreak!” – video and photography party by artist Việt Lê

This event features the Asian premiere of “eclipse”, a video for spirited lovers, spirits and the spiritual. “eclipse” was filmed in Hà Nội in a ghostly guesthouse and Nhà sàn Đức (a traditional Vietnamese “house on stilts” and pioneering experimental artist-run space). The soundtrack is by controversial, legendary music pioneers Đại Lâm Linh.

The “heARTbreak!” sexperimental music video/ photographic trilogy consists of three related installations wrestling with the traumas of history, love and modernity: “lovebang!” (2014), “eclipse” (2015) and “heART/break!” (2016). Filmed in Hà Nội, Los Angeles, Phnom Penh, and Bangkok, the three overlapping projects trace a transnational, time traveling, trilingual trans love triangle.

“Lovebang!” is an art music video for an original trilingual hip pop song (Vietnamese, Khmer and English). “Hip pop” is a fictitious cross between pop and hip hop.

A photographic installation of the “heART/break!” video project reimagines refugees — from seventies Southeast Asia and today’s “European refugee crisis” — seeking shelter in a boy bar disco inferno.

Upon the fortieth anniversary of the military engagements in Southeast Asia, haunted lovers lost and found embody choreographies, cartographies of loss and desire.

Việt Lê

* Nhà Sàn Collective will host Việt Lê’s artworks until 3 Jan 2016.

* The queer art festival Queer Forever! 2015 is organized by Queer Forever!, Nhà Sàn Collective, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Nicole Martine Lewis, Hà nội Queer, CAMA ATK and has received generous supports from Hanoi Creative City, Chula, SINE store. Communication partners: &ofotherthings and Hanoi Grapevine

Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE is not a museum, a gallery or an international culture institute where completed work are presented by established artists. Just like Nhà Sàn Studio before, it is a working studio to nurture where artists can create, collaborate, be given advice, critiques, and have chances to meet with international artists, curators. Works that are presented at open studio every month could be finished or not, but the process of developing idea and working to improve the quality of the art work for local artists is what Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE focuses on.

If you are interested and curious about experimental art, and want to have conversation with the working artists, please visit

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15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen, Hanoi
Email: [email protected]


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