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A site-specific staging by

Nguyễn Huy An - Lại Diệu Hà - Nguyễn Trần Nam - Nguyễn Văn Phúc - Nguyễn Trinh Thi - Nguyễn Văn Thủy

Open studio: 11.00 AM - 07.00 PM (Wed - Sun) from 23 Feb until 19 Mar 2023

Venues: the front yard of manzi art space - 14 Phan Huy Ích, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

& manzi exhibition space - no.2 ngõ Hàng Bún, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

There is Light and Darkness

Sound and Silence

Natural beings and Man-made Objects

Remembrance of things past

Promise of things that just begin

There are Handcrafts along Machines

The Original and Imitation

Materiality and Dematerialization

Flesh and Spirit

Divine and Earthly

Then Decaying…


A shoe

        A ladder

                 A lightning strike



                                            The Sound

                          Hòn non bộ (miniature landscape art)

A fleeting outline scribbled down, that outline of a Story not yet to be fully-formed just awaiting to be unveiled, but rather of the happenings to be encountered and recorded.


Throughout over three weeks, six artists (working in different disciplines: visual arts, performance art, sound & moving images) will collaborate together in a series of “symbiotic experiments”, an open studio simultaneously at two different spaces of manzi.


Provoked by an infinite conundrum about More-Than-Human World, ‘The Understories’ simulates a site-specific staging in which many elements/characters would be involved; they can appear suddenly or quietly withdraw, with unexpected movements and mise en scène:

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A four - rhythm  open studio

Experimenting with both space and time, 'More than human #1: The Understories' is not an inert installations. Rather, week after week, the displayed works will transform through four 'Phases'

(or we can call them ‘Rhythms’ as in Biology /'Acts’ as in a Play/ ‘Chapters’ as in a Story),

Transient & Moving...

Each part only lasts for 4 - 5 days

 Rhythm #4

02.00 PM 15 Mar - 07.00 PM 19 Mar



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