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EXHIBITIONS: COMING SOON
 

 

 

 

 

QV: 2ND - 11 MAY
ARTICLE 14.1: NEXT WAVE


 

PHUONG NGO

 

Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.                                                                                                        
Article 14.1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Between 1 and 2 million people fled Vietnam at the fall of Saigon. Of this it is estimated that 500,000 people perished at sea. Decades later, hope still lingers for many of those that have survive. Without a body how can one be so sure? 
For 10 days, artist Phuong Ngo will live in public view on the same supplies his parents had on their boat, occupying his time by folding origami boats out of hell bank notes. Audience members are invited to also partake in the folding of boats. While doing so they will have the opportunity to listen to narrative recordings from other Vietnamese refugees.
At the conclusion of Article 14.1 the paper boats will be burnt in honour those who were lost and continue to be lost at sea.

 

www.pthngo.com
www.article141.com.au


 

FED SQ: 1 - 17 May
LESSER GODS: NEXT WAVE


 

RYAN PRESLEY

 

Lesser Gods is an immersive amalgamation of sound, moving image and interactivity by young indigenous visual artist Ryan Presley. It will feature surreal imagery that evokes spiritual, visual traditions and refuels them with recent history and contemporary scenarios. It will question ideas of rightful authority and the reverberation of these events in the Australian paradigm.

 

The audience is invited to participate in an engaging, visual art event that explores attitudes of recent days gone by and the necessity for consciousness in days to come.

 

Lesser Gods has been commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2014.