Nguyễn + Transitory

  • Nguyễn + Transitory

Nguyễn + Transitory is composed of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory.

The work they do crosses the disciplines of sound, performance and installation, creating experiential spatial installations which they perform in, the duo attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a less colonial angle as well as trying to empirically learn more of the various Southeast Asian+diaspora queer existences and histories with a hopefully non-academic perspective. Currently, they are in the process of developing the immersive site-specific installation sound performance”/Bird Bird, Touch Touch//, Sing Sing”, initially developed at HAU, this work will morph into its next transmuting form and be presented at the Jakarta Dance Festival 2018.

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Nguyễn Baly is a non-binary sound and performance artist who lives and works in Berlin. In his/her work Nguyễn deals with postcolonial discourses, queer feminism and questions of the Vietnamese diaspora. Since 2010 Nguyễn has been working at the intersection of sound and performance art in a variety of collaborations including with Anna Geist, Elisabeth Hampe and Katharina Hauke. Nguyễn’s first solo work was created at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, followed by “Elegy for Television” (2016) in collaboration with Damian Rebgetz and “WOW” (2017) in collaboration with Tümay Kılınçel & Nuray Demir, also at HAU.

Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation makes work which some consider art, some consider music and some consider trash. But clearly, it never quite fits into contemporary categories. She is trans, nomadic and is exploring the intersections of gender, noise and ritual through sound, performance and the collective trance. She fluctuates between Berlin (Germany) and Chiang Mai (Thailand) where she directs the performance space e x t a n t a t i o n. 

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