Taking references from a range of once familiar things, from Vietnamese landscape, Vietnamese TV gameshow to Vietnamese folklores, Vietnamese idioms, proverbs, the artist presents a site- specific installation that deals with cultural assimilation, cultural loss, cultural reclamation as a born and raised Vietnamese dwelling within the U n i t e d States of America. The work, which consists of photographic sculptures, found sculptures, and plaster cast copper etchings, can be viewed as Assimilation Assassination Plan.
I am - a troubled Vietnamese multi-disciplinary artist who happens to currently dwell within the u n i t e d states of america. I have been here for a third of my life.
- surrounded by childhood imagery, memory, repetitions, family, shadows, light, and by the various states of my fellow beings.
- willing to use any medium available in hopes that my point can bridge the broken gaps.
- striving to dispatch a message(s) with which I often have a hard time putting into words, both physically and mentally.