HA NOI (VNS) — A set of works in a wide range of media by artists eL, Vo Tran Chau, Dino Trung and Ta Bach Duong will be displayed at the exhibition Black Fog from tomorrow at Nha San Collective.
Black Fog is inspired by a same titled poem by eL, whose real name is Phuong Lan. The poem is a compression of memories and obsessions from childhood until today: "For me it's [fog] like a glass layer which refracts all existence, distances and isolates everything. It surrounds and conceals many truths under cover of darkness, a chronic, suffocating and dead-end nightmare."
eL shared her point of view with her artist friends, who then gave their different perspectives through art works including installation Khe Khang Thoi, Dung De Chung Dap Canh (Be Gentle, Don't Let Them Flap Away) by Vo Tran Chau, 17-minute experimental video Black Mist by Dino Trung, and installation Nhung Chiec Lo Cam Xuc (Jars of Emotions) by Ta Bach Duong.
At the opening at 6pm, eL will recite her poem supported by electronic musicians Luong Hue Trinh and Nguyen Manh Hung.
Black Fog will run until February 1 at Nha San Collective, 24 Ly Quoc Su Street. Free entry. — VNS