HCMC – Screening and Discussion: The Art of Experimental Short Filmmaking

HCMC – Screening and Discussion: The Art of Experimental Short Filmmaking

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Image of a scene in ‘Kingfisher’ by Nguyen Le Phuong Linh

Sat 17 Aug 2019, 7 – 9 pm
Salon Saigon
6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Dist. 3, HCMCFrom the organizer:

Salon Saigon and the French Institute in Vietnam are pleased to present the film screening and discussion on the art of experimental short film making with artists Nguyen Le Phuong Linh and Ta Minh Duc.

Starting from two different approaches, the two artists will share their inspirations and how to make a short film from the moment the embryo idea comes to its completion. While Linh envisions her films as a confrontation between different languages; she incorporates just as many archival images as her own, the texts of others as much as her own, her voice as well as those of her subjects, Duc captures the realistic, seemingly trivial but beautiful moments of the daily to tell his stories.

Especially, the most recent films made by the artists: ‘Kingfisher’ (2016) by Nguyen Le Phuong Linh and Ta Minh Duc’s ‘Fim No. 3’ (2018) will be shown during the event.

‘Kingfisher’ tells the story of a photographer who has fallen in love with birds. Spurred on by his emotions, he decides to capture a kingfisher. He stands on the banks of a riverbed creating images of the bird with his camera.

‘Film No. 3’ is the lastest volume in Ta Minh Duc’s series of five experimental short films. The films are set in the northern Vietnam urban context, where the most trivial and mediocre stories also reflect a society with conflicts is caught in a constant flux of modernisation and capitalisation.

About the artists:

Nguyen Le Phuong Linh

Born in Vietnam where she spent most of her youth, Nguyen Le Phuong Linh relocated to France to pursue studies at the Ecole de beaux-arts de Nîmes from where she graduated in 2016. Based in the Gard region in the south of France where she has lived since then, she works as a photographer, drawing inspiration from the landscapes, ever-evolving natural terrain, or even more so, from the rituals of France and Vietnam in which she identifies commonalities and distinctions that appear in her work. Not only working in the photographic medium, she also collects objects of all sorts and periodically creates installations which embody a form of poetic archaeology resembling the environments where she lives.

Nguyen Le Phuong Linh is the first artist of A.Farm x Villa Saigon program, a collaborative residency program between the French Institute in Vietnam and A. Farm. Linh is currently residing at A. Farm for 3 months, from June to August 2019.

Ta Minh Duc

Ta Minh Duc (b. 1991, Hanoi) graduated from Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema in 2014. His works span film, photography and installation. He narrates modern stories based on myths, fragmented histories or folk literature. Ta Minh Duc shares his contemplations on the alienation of beings and his skepticism about the human’s relationships, the latent violence and domination in modern society.

Duc’s works have been featured in notable exhibitions including The Foliage 2, VCCA, Hanoi (2018), Look for the Divines Being, Crafting Home project, Nha San Collective, Hanoi. (2017); Skylines With Flying People 3, Japan Foundation, Hanoi (2016), Film no.1, Doclab, Goethe Institute, Hanoi (2016), DocFest, Goethe Institute, Hanoi (2016); Hanoi DocFest, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong (2016); Behind the Terrain, Studio Kalanhan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2016); Choose to Move, Sàn Art, HCMC (2015); Mini DocFest, Hanoi DocLab, Hanoi (2014); Petite and Smooth, Nhà Sàn Studio, Hanoi (2014); Autopsy of the Day, Goethe-Institut Hanoi (2013); Escape Mobile Gallery, Skylines with Flying People 2, Japan Foundation, Hanoi (2012).

Entrance fee:
Ticketbox: 120,000vnd (student and Salon Saigon member: 80,000vnd)
At the door: 150,000vnd (student and Salon Saigon member ticket: 100,000vnd)

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