Hong Ngoc Nguyen, Thanh Tung Le: Hau Dong Ca (Song Of A Medium In Ceremony)




 
  • ©, Hong Ngoc Nguyen and Thanh Tung Le, Hau Dong Ca (Song Of A Medium In Ceremony)

Artist(s):


Title:


Hau Dong Ca (Song Of A Medium In Ceremony)

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH Asia 2015: Life on Earth

Category:


Performance

Artist Statement:


In Vietnam, medium ship remains a popular practice to enable the livings communicate with deceased loved one or to ask the spirits for wealth or protection of their family. When the spirit occupies a medium, he or she often dances freely in the ritual music. The background music in this work is a mix of ritual music and popular music in Vietnam. The artists re-performed a medium ceremony and used Depth tool kit and kinetic as another type of medium to seek substance of the cultural phenomena digitally.