Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

  • September 17, 2022 / 15:00
  • September 18, 2022 / 15:00
  • November 19, 2022 / 15:00

Director: Nguyễn Trinh Thi
2021, 47', color, b&w

An exercise in deep listening to the sounds of a fading oral tradition, Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s Landscape #4: How to Improve the World explores the differences between the memory of the eye and that of the ear. The film observes the loss of land, forests and life-ways of indigenous people in the central highlands of Vietnam, a terrain drastically transformed by Christianisation, war and socialism.

Cemetery

Cemetery

Leviathan

Leviathan

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

From the Pole to the Equator

From the Pole to the Equator

Expedition Content

Expedition Content

Where is the Friend’s House?

Where is the Friend’s House?

Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

Cannibal Tours

Cannibal Tours

Vampir-Cuadecuc

Vampir-Cuadecuc

 Peasants

Peasants

Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero (Part 1)

Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero (Part 1)

the time is now. (I+II)

the time is now. (I+II)

Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

Letters from Panduranga

Letters from Panduranga

Europium

Europium

Tellurian Drama

Tellurian Drama

Post-Military Cinema

Post-Military Cinema

Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence

Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence

A hook but no fish

A hook but no fish

Mud Man

Mud Man

Returning Souls

Returning Souls

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

I Copy Therefore I Am

I Copy Therefore I Am

Suggesting alternative models for new social and economic systems, SUPERFLEX works appear before us as energy systems, beverages, sculptures, copies, hypnosis sessions, infrastructure, paintings, plant nurseries, contracts, or specifically designed public spaces.