Film Screening & Talk DNW (Deeds Not Words)

Film Screening & Talk DNW (Deeds Not Words)

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Wed 24 Jul 2019, 7 pm
No. 11, sub-lane 12, lane 378 Thuy Khue, Hanoi


Throughout 2018 D.N.W. filmed a series guerrilla artworks in London, that marked 100 years since an act was passed, granting (some) women over 30 in the UK the right to vote for the first time. Like 21st Century Suffragettes we used creative daring to honour our heroines both from the past and from the present day. We do this in intrepid and colourful ways, via art, activism, costume and music, highlighting the stories of the women’s suffrage movement through the eyes of 21st Century women. We hope that the actions of the suffragettes will resonate in today’s landscape and energise a new wave of activists with a shared vision for gender equality, celebrating all that the Suffragettes achieved as well as highlighting what is left to be done. Motivated by the call to action ‘deeds not words’ adopted by the pioneering Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst we call ourselves D.N.W.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Deeds Not Words and Nhung Nguyen).


Di Mainstone is an artist who creates interactive musical instruments and installations that combine sculpture, music, dance, wearables and technology. Di is also a filmmaker and writes and directs her own films which often incorporate her sculptures, costumes and props into the narrative. Di’s work has been screened, exhibited and performed internationally. She is a WIRED Innovation Fellow and the founder of the widely acclaimed Human Harp – a musical device that transforms suspension bridges into giant harps so that people can play them. Di and Mandy have worked together on several projects including an interactive installation called Soundpit recently installed at London’s Southbank Centre. Di is currently working on a film commission that will re-imagine Tower Bridge as a giant musical instrument in celebration of its 125th Anniversary.


Mandy Wigby (musical director): Mandy Wigby is a composer, sound artist, music producer and educator. Mandy’s work has been exhibited, performed and broadcast via films, installations, TV, music festivals and radio, both in the UK and internationally.

In 2015 Mandy was commissioned by Delia Derbyshire Day to create a piece she called “The Waking Sleep” inspired by Delia Derbyshire’s archive and performed it live with Howard Jacobs, with accompanying films by Di Mainstone at venues across the UK.

She is part of the collective ‘The Architects Of Rosslyn’ with Howard Jacobs and recent projects have seen them tour with Phil France (Ex Cinematic Orchestra) co-create the music for the film ‘Dad’ by Vladimir Bilenjki and and work together with Di Mainstone on the interactive installation Soundpit.

The Architects Of Rosslyn (musicians): The Architects Of Rosslyn are Mandy Wigby and Howard Jacobs both of whom are professional musicians, music facilitators and producers in their own right. They began working together due to a shared interest in using music in collaboration with other media and art forms. Combining their skills in instrumental playing, sound and music production, and composition across many genres, Mandy and Howard have been able to develop their music and creative responses in a variety of situations, from film and television, to live performance.

Nhung Nguyen (sound design): Nhung Nguyen is an emerging Vietnamese sound artist currently based in Hanoi, experimenting across a range of left-field aesthetics and expressions – ambient drone, electro acoustic, noise music, musique concrete, amongst others.

Since 2014 Nhung has been making works under the moniker Sound Awakener – and under her real name, for the more cinematic, piano-driven projects. She has worked with international labels such as Time Released Sound (US), Unknown Tones Records (US), Soft (France), Flaming Pines (UK), Fluid Audio (UK), Syrphe (Germany).

In addition to her solo work, Nhung has collaborated with artists from various other disciplines, often adding audio elements to visual experiences. Nhung’s music and sounds have appeared in exhibitions such as Phan Thao Nguyen’s Poetic Amnesia (HCMC and Hanoi, 2017), the public-art initiatives Into Thin Air (2016) and Into Thin Air 2 (2018) – both in Hanoi, Richard Streimatter-Tran’s Departures (Hong Kong, 2017), amongst others. As a composer for moving image, Nhung has also worked on music compositions for short films (e.g. Sala – dir. Funk Brothers, Long Departure – dir. David Ellis).

No. 11, sub-lane 12, lane 378 Thuy Khue, Hanoi

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