UuDam Tran NGUYEN
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Born 1971, Kontum, Vietnam,
Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
UuDam Tran Nguyen's videos reflect on contemporary life in Vietnam and the way rural and urban spaces have been transformed by dramatic economic and industrial development. On returning to Ho Chi Minh City from living in Los Angeles, he was struck by these changes, and particularly by the prevalence of motorcyclists in facemasks and protective capes, rendering them as anonymous 'knights' from a forgotten myth. Serpents' Tails 2015 is a new video work that extends from his Waltz of the Machine Equestrians – Machine Equestrians 2012, and draws attention to the toxic impact of heavy traffic in the city. It features a group of motorcycle 'equestrians', and tracks their choreographed passage through the city, accompanied by Shostakovich's Suite for Jazz Orchestra no.2, Waltz no.2.
UuDam Tran Nguyen has also worked with the QAGOMA Children's Art Centre to develop a project for APT8 Kids.
Watch our interview with Uudam Tran Nguyen | Auslan Interpreted and Closed Captions
GOMA LEVEL 3
UuDam Tran Nguyen invites children to explore how technology can connect people, even over vast distances in Kids APT8.