MULTIMEDIA Installation and Music event | VÔ CỰC – THE INFINITY 2016
Heritage Space warmly invites you to “THE INFINITY”, a MULTIMEDIA Installation showcase by artist Tung Monkey, curated by Nguyen Anh Tuan, and a night of Experimental Electronic Music performing by musician Vu Nhat Tan, Nguyen Do Minh Quan and guest artist Nguyen Huu Hai Duy.
Multimedia installation by Tung Monkey
As part of the research on the bend of view-points and new dimensions from obtuse angle, Le Thanh Tung continues to employ these elements to his latest installation at Heritage Space. Applying musical material by Vu Nhat Tan, the graphic lines and waves interact with frequency bands and fluctuate with the pitch ranges to create an Infinity by visual effect.
The installation will be a mirror – window – area of 4×4 meters put vertically. Taking advantage of the light refraction of the glass and wallpaper background, the images from the 4 LED screens will replicate themselves and be drawn into the center of the mirror, creating an Endless effect.
Window will be placed in a dark environment to create focal points. The installation is at the exhibition center area, and is a bridge between the two areas of sound artists.
During and after the show, this arrangement will continue to create interactive graphic effects with the music in the room.
The endlessness of viewpoints is always a fascinating subject to me. Physical space limits you by dimensions, like television screens or pictures, but their content brings an expansion of vision and imagination for you. This is an interesting point. In the process of searching for the true meaning of this ‘expansion’, which has become trendy with the concept of VR (virtual reality) recently, I continue to present new suggestions about this through the new artwork ‘THE INFINITY’ at Heritage Space: Is this expansion enough for humans? Will people perceive the world by their eyes or their brain? Are we on the road to a Matrix society?
A night of Experimental Electronic Music
Performed by: Vu Nhat Tan & Nguyen Do Minh Quan, guest artists Nguyen Huu Hai Duy
Interacting with Multimedia Installation by Tung Monkey
The interaction between Music and Multimedia Installation consists of two separate small stages at two far away corners, each of which will be in charged by an artist and a guest artist. The stages will be installed with two separate sound systems including the full range speakers supporting the electronic music and improvisation which interact with each other and at the same time with the visual space created by Tung Monkey’s Video art.
Being performed in the show will be a mix between electronic music, piano and Vietnamese traditional instruments, like the continuity from the ancient to the present to create a more powerful music – Experimental Electronic Music.
The show also combines creativity and improvisation, the music interacts with images and videos in the same space, supporting each other and at the same time are movements of consciousness kinds. The visual space integrated to a sound space will create new experience to the audience’s senses. Hence the experience will be well differentiated and stimulating, when the audience can freely move during the show in a space filled with pictures and videos, as well as music, from the whole room to each corner.
Le Thanh Tung (a.k.a Crazy Monkey) is a Visualist based in Saigon (Vietnam). Experimenting with animations, projection mapping, and video art, Crazy Monkey turns his imagination into playful, ironic, and surreal elements with unique style in his work. Crazy Monkey has also contributed numerous installations and street art projects across Southest Asia and Europe . He also perform live video and Interactive Visual in forms of VJing (Visual Jockey).
Vu Nhat Tan
Vu Nhat Tan is Vietnamese composer based in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is specialized in symphonic, chamber music, solo instruments and traditional instruments. Having studied music in Vietnam (1991/95), Germany (2000/01) and the U.S (2002), Vu Nhat Tan has gained success in music events across Asia, Europe and Australia. In 2002, Vu Nhat Tan turned to experimental electronic music on computer platform, electronic equipment and music instruments. These works were introduced during his performances in Europe, America, Australia, China and Vietnam in collaboration with many classic and contemporary artists. Vu Nhat Tan has lectured on composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music since 1995. He also has lectured on music from Vietnam in Australia and China.
Nguyen Do Minh Quan
Nguyen Do Minh Quan (b.1990) is a Vietnamese experimental electronics musicians. He started to play music as a self taught guitarist when he was 11, then play in a few rock/metal band call Nuranium, Thrasher… In 2012, Quan started his home studio and do sound engineering/recording for a Vietnamese Post-punk rock band call Go Lim.
In 2013, Quan started to experiment his music with more improvise sound and idea, then changed to electronic music to play with hardware like Drum machine, Synthesizer, computer software like Ableton etc…He has played many live electronics performance from experimental sound art to live techno music. Quan mostly play improvise and his music is never being the same, he tries to brings the imagination of the world inside his mind to people through musical idea and from lot of different sound material. Quan produced electronic music including contemporary sound art, techno music, sound design for film…
Quan started to join in Dom Dom experimental music group, started by experimental music artist Tran Kim Ngoc, played experimental improvise with lot of different musicians with different background from jazz, classical music to traditional. He has performed at “Hanoi New Music Meeting” an international experimental contemporary music festival in late 2013 and then “Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival” in 2014.
Nguyen Huu Hai Duy – Guest artist
Nguyen Huu Hai Duy is a young electronic and improvised experimental musician based in Hanoi. He currently works with random sound samples from Internet in order to continuously re-construct and transfer them into new structures of sound to express new artistic perspectives.
Live Recording @ Heritage Space August 13, 2016