I live and work between Hanoi and Milan. My works are multimedia, with a focus on identity, self-inscription and memory. My current research and practice are aimed to investigate failures in the relationship between human and machine, specifically in the process of learning. I have participated in various exhibitions, workshops, screenings and art projects in Vietnam, Italy, Portugal and France. In 2013, I debuted as a photographer in the group show Autopsy of days, held in Goethe Institut Hanoi. In the very same year, I was chosen by NhàSàn Collective to be in the De-constructing memories art project, in which I received sponsorship from the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund of the Denmark Embassy to make my photography exhibition. In 2015, my video Disorder is beautiful was selected to be screened at Asian Cultural Complex in Gwangju, South Korea. In 2018, my work The Fall was performed at Museo 900’ in Milan, as part of Furla Series. Apart from personal projects, I have also contributed to community development. In 2016, I curated In_ur_scr!, the first online exhibition in Vietnam. In 2014, I founded The Black Hole – a community art project, in which I illustrated and published anonymous secrets from Internet users. I am currently pursuing a MFA in New Media Art at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera – Italy, with the Italian Government Scholarship for foreigners.
Nguyen Hoang Giang
Description of the work
In The Fall, I took inspirations from a video by Boston Dynamics, in which a robot is pushed to fall down to test its ability to balance. I then commissioned a professional choreographer from fiverr.com to simulate the fall. The results were some videos of her falling down. As she gradually gets better at mimicking the robot, her movements become less human. This serie of videos somehow made me think about the progress from human to post- human or even cyborg. In between this transition, there is the fall, a symbolic act for mistakes in every revolution.