S P A C E | V I E T N A M
Here are the issues of S P A C E from our series set in Vietnam…
// PROCESS //
A T E L I E R S P A C E | D A L A T
A T E L I E R S P A C E | H A N O I
A T E L I E R S P A C E | H U E
A T E L I E R S P A C E | S A I G O N
A T E L I E R S P A C E | D A N A N G
T H A N K Y O U !
I have a lot of people to thank, who helped me make S P A C E in Vietnam. There were guests. There were collaborators. There were even people in the online conversations, mostly through the forums I was hosting in 2015, 2016, and 2018, who weighed in on important topics throughout the time I was in Vietnam. Thinking. Replying. Giving me more to consider. In this way, the work emerged on its own, more or less, with the carefully bounded box of S P A C E that welcomed new perspectives. If you go to a place that seems far and not-familiar, and discover it a little, and grow to become endearing to it as it endears itself to you, then you are on to something. ‘Taming,’ like in The Little Prince, with the fox and the prince, say, but more than that. Exchange. And Understanding. These are the things that H. Murakami said we, as artists, must do. And that’s why we are here, and why we are writing and continuing to share the stories uncovered in real time, in the field, in this contemporary context. More to do. Much, much more. But how, and where, and when… are a matter of… circumstance… kinda like at the very start.