les gestes
de nos mémoires.

gesture 
of memories.

 

21st  April - 06 th June  with the support of the French Institute Vietnam
L'Espace, 24 Tràng Tiền Hà Nội Vietnam

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about
the exhibition.

"Les Gestes de nos mémoires" - "Gesture of memory"
is the second solo show exhibition of Florian Song Nguyen about his research on memory, oblivion and the process of memorizing and remembering.
He is working here on the link between movement and memory. 


These artworks took their origins on a protocol designed with the french contemporary choreographer Sebastien Ly. 
This protocol take the form of an interview. It was submitted to Le Thi Mai Anh and Nhung Hungvo, both contemporary dancer based in Ho Chi Minh City. 
The interviews were filmed, recorded and phototographed in order to be the raw materials for both the artworks of Florian Song Nguyen and the dance of Sebastien Ly.

 

PERFORMANCE - "Au delà de l'absence" "Beyond the absence"
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Choreography : Sébastien Ly
Dancers : 
Mai Anh, Lisa Robert, Toàn Trung, Luong Thi Truyen.

Mai Anh 
76*112cm
China ink on Canson paper.

protocol
Mai Anh.

1 / Think about one of your grandparents.
Could you name  three things that you want to remember about  : 1 common noun, 1 adjective and one verb.

- House

- White 

- Laugh

2 / Could you please link a gesture for each words.

Gesture n°1 - House
56*38,7cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Gesture n°2 - White
56*38,7cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Gesture n°3 - Smile
56*38,7cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

3 / Could you tell me a memory about the grandparent you were thinking about that you wish you will never forget.

After my birth, my grandmother went to the pagoda in order to suscribe my name as a boudhist. When the bonze asked her :
"What is the name of your grand-daughter ?"
As she couldn't remember my real name, Le Thi Mai Anh, and she was only remembering my nickname which is Thỏ (rabbit), she answered : 
« Could you put around Nguyễn Thị Thỏ, please ».
This was really fun. I am now 33 years old and until now  my family still call me « Thỏ».
We have been told this story so many times but every times we still laugh about it. 
I think I will never remember this memory.

4 / Your memory have been recorded. If you agree we are going to play it.
The sound is a landscape. You don't have to translate everything that you are hearing.
Pick in what you hear, open your imagination and translate it into dance.

Dancing the memory n°1
73,3*56cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Dancing the memory n°2
73,3*56cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Dancing the memory n°3
73,3*56cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Nhung
76*112cm
China ink on Canson paper.

protocol
Nhung.

1 / Think about one of your grandparents.
Could you name  three things that you want to remember about  : 1 common noun, 1 adjective and one verb.

- Big tree

- Green 

- Protect

2 / Could you please link a gesture for each words.

Gesture n°1 - Big tree
56*38,7cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Gesture n°2 - Green
56*38,7cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Gesture n°3 - Protect
56*38,7cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

3 / Could you tell me a memory about the grandparent you were thinking about that you wish you will never forget.

Actually, I never had the chance to know my grandparents because they passed before I was born. 
Nonetheless, through some anectodes told by my parents, I've recreated for myself some beautifull memories.
I can feel the passion of my grandparents besides the difficulty of their country at this time. 
They did a lot in order to take good care of their children and grandchildren. They were passionate about their work et did all they could to improve their lifes.
They taught honesty to their children and help them to become good citizens. 
According to what my mum told me, sometimes it was really hard, sometimes they failed to overcome some issues.
When my grandmother passed away, my grandfather could not went through this pain...
For me thinking about these memories is really moving.
Most of them are not even real it's only my imagination according to the memories of my mother.

 

4 / Your memory have been recorded. If you agree we are going to play it.
The sound is a landscape. You don't have to translate everything that you are hearing.
Pick in what you hear, open your imagination and translate it into dance.

Dancing the memory 1
73,3*56 cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Dancing the memory 2
73,3*56 cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

Dancing the memory 3
73,3*56 cm
China ink on Canson paper.

 

language
and making of memory.

Hippocampus
112*228 cm
China ink on paper

 

"The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other vertebrates. The hippocampus belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory, and in spatial memory that enables navigation." Wikipedia

The necessity of building a specific language. The lines crystallize themselves in a memory's substance and the circles in an oblivion's substance.

1.Memory’s substance
12*12 cm
China ink on paper

2.Oblivion’s substance
12*12 cm
China ink on paper

view
of the exhibition.

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08/11/2016 16h45
19,3 * 27,8 cm
China ink and black stone on paper.

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04/11/2016 16h14
27,8cm * 38,7cm
China ink and black stone on paper.

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08/11/2016 16h29
27,8 cm * 38,7cm
China ink and black stone on paper.

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04/11/2016 16h53
38,7cm * 56cm
China ink and black stone on paper.

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04/11/2016 17h15
77,3cm * 56cm
China ink and black stone on paper.