Inside/Outside is an installation and performance for three choreographed musicians based on a concept by Nguyen Thanh Thuy. The film was shot by Maria Norrman at Inter Arts Center in Malmö in December 2014. Adopting a gender perspective on how traditional Vietnamese music is presented in Vietnamese TV shows, the film depicts the musicians as wax dolls in glass boxes in a dark room. But who are these musicians? They play Asian instruments and wear traditional Vietnamese queen costume but one of them appears to be a Western man. What is Inside and what is Outside in this self-reflective imagery?The choreography, by Marie Fahlin, is based on analysis of gesture in Vietnamese TV-shows. The music, by The Six Tones (Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Ngo Tra My, Stefan Östersjö) and Matt Wright, builds layer upon layer of material from two traditional Vietnamese pieces.
In the installation you will find headphones with which you can enter a sonic world ‘inside’ the main performance in the video. As well as musical fragments, there are stories told by the individual musicians that place their performances against a tension between traditional Vietnamese culture and a globalized society.
Exhibition 3 – 4 February
Due to unforeseen circumstances the exhibition will only be open 3-4 February