Dust & Metal

JOHNSON, Esther (2022). Dust & Metal. [Show/Exhibition]
Creators:JOHNSON, Esther
Abstract:DUST & METAL (CÁT BỤI & KIM LOẠI) brings together for the first time, a live cinema documentary featuring past and present stories of freedom in Vietnam. With a population of 97 million, and 45 million registered motorbikes (the highest in South East Asia) that’s almost one bike for every two people. The countries urban roads and ‘hẻm’ alleys are only accessible by two-wheels. These roads are awash with the transportation of goods of all types and sizes on the back of motorbikes, including washing machines, entire families, and chickens. The sounds of engines and horns create a symphony of Vietnamese life. Through a unique partnership with the Vietnam Film Institute to digitize rare archive film, this Vietnamese-British project funded by the British Council is an unmissable audio-visual live cinema experience. Through the repositioning of difficult to access archive film, contemporary footage, and a live score composed and performed by Vietnamese artist Xo Xinh, Dust & Metal will make rare archive film available to new audiences and illuminate unfamiliar histories of Vietnam. The work takes the form of a creative poetic documentary in the vein of director Esther Johnson’s live cinema feature film ASUNDER.
Official URL:https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/c3riimpact/esther-johnsons...
Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Date:27 June 2022
Event Location:Sheffield, UK
ID Code:30405
Deposited By: Symplectic Elements
Deposited On:05 Aug 2022 13:37
Last Modified:05 Aug 2022 13:37
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