Letters from Panduranga

  • October 8, 2022 / 15:00

2015, 35', color
Vietnamese with English, Turkish subtitles

At the border of documentary and fiction, shifting between foreground and background, portraits and landscapes, Nguyễn’s essay film Letters from Panduranga was prompted by the Vietnamese government’s plans to build the country’s first nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan. Formerly known as Panduranga, this is the spiritual heartland of the Cham people, whose 2000-year old matriarchal Hindu culture faces perpetual threats.

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

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.