Talk with Thao Nguyen Phan
‘Art as Research: Seeing through other(s’) eyes’
As part of Art as Research, an inter-institutional research exchange between Fulbright University Vietnam and Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, we had the pleasure of hosting a screening program and a discussion with guest artists Tram Luong and Lim Sokchanlina back in October.
The films selected for this screening program exemplify an almost anthropological approach to working with the moving image. Spanning a wide range of historical interests, including urbanization, nation-building, ecology, and decolonization, the artists’ encounters with these subjects demonstrate an inclination towards durational art, signifying intellectual shifts in thinking while revealing how uncertainty and humility can act as premises for contemporary artistic practice. The film program and ensuing discussion will focus on the sociological and anthropological methods used by the artists, as well as how methods from the social sciences inform their aesthetic perspectives and expand their visual scope – all to shed light on how art can function as a research medium.
The recorded discussion is now available to view – have a listen and explore a different world, as seen through other(s’) eyes.