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ENTRE-NOUS | Mai Nguyen
Plongez dans leurs univers créatifs alors que cinq de nos artistes vous partagent leurs visions, démarches et singularités à l’aube du Festival Art Souterrain 2021. Cinq portraits ludiques et intimes vous seront présentés sous forme de capsules vidéo inédites, vous donnant un avant-goût exclusif des expositions. Découvrez ce qui se cache derrière ces noms et laissez-vous charmer par leurs confidences les plus colorées!
dimanche 4 avril dès 18h sur YouTube
Immerse yourself into their creative worlds as five of our artists share their visions, approaches and singularities with you at the dawn of the 2021 Art Souterrain Festival. Five playful and in2mate video portraits will be presented to you, giving you an exclusive taste of the exhibitions. Find out what is behind these names and let yourself be charmed by their most colorful secrets!
Save the dream
Mai Bach-Ngoc Nguyen is a 1.75 generation, Vietnamese multidisciplinary artist who has given up the « Thi » of her name. Originally from a small village in central Vietnam, she grew up in Montreal and studied at Cégep de Limoilou and subsequently at Université Laval en Arts Visuels in Quebec City. Through installation, performance and documentation, his projects revolve around accumulated poetic gestures and moving objects which, when put in relation, test the limits of his body and his colonial surroundings. While keeping the will to move away from the contemplative act, she offers her ambulatory investigations to the public. His performances and installations revolve around a reflection on the themes of disappearance, passage, overflow and absence. In her gestures and non-gestures, she tries to claim her own creative tangibility and create a questioning of the nature of presence in a public place. For her performance, Mai focuses on a point related to this year’s theme, namely, the productivist pressure, seen as a consequence of the acceleration. She decides to approach the subject with a question as a starting point: « How is it possible to free yourself from productivist pressure? « . The artist proposes to invest the dream universe as a potential space. She first distinguishes between sleep and dreaming, categorizing the former as passive, tangible, measurable action, while the latter as active, subjective and abstract. According to Mai, the dream is more than a mere repetition or delay of the lived reality. Thus, the Western vision consisting in establishing the binary sleep and awakening would not allow to exploit the full potentiality of the dream. For other cultures, for example, those of the First Nations, the dream has a premonitory significance. One of the contemporary problems of dreams is that they are colonized by the oppressive frameworks of reality, such as stressful experiences, anxiety-provoking universes as well as capitalist pressures. The goal of the artist’s project is to try to save the dream. She offers herself as a rescuer / heroine of this endangered world. His suggestion is to restore this space to its potential by transposing it into our daily life so that it carries meaning. Sunday April 4 from 6 p.m. on YouTube