"The Voice is an Archive"
Three-Channel Digital Video Black & White, Sound 6:00 2016
With Phương Mai Nguyễn, Hồng Ngô, Phoenix Chen, and Hương Ngô
Documentation of a performance in which Ngô, her niece, and her sister are attempting to replicate a recording of her mother's singing. The title proposes a reimagining of something as bodily and temporal as the voice to carry the weight of history, culture, and information as an historical archive. It is also a reclaiming of the imperfect, non-fluent, and incomplete as a body of knowledge of importance and interest.
Contemporary art, video, Vietnamese American, Asian American, performance