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This afternoon in Hanoi!
10/12/2023

This afternoon in Hanoi!

SÀI GÒN ƠI!We’re launching our sound commissions - 🎶 Amplifying Archives 🎶- at .space this Sunday 10th Dec!Amplifying Ar...
05/12/2023

SÀI GÒN ƠI!

We’re launching our sound commissions - 🎶 Amplifying Archives 🎶- at .space this Sunday 10th Dec!

Amplifying Archives’ is a new broadcast commission by Cường Minh Bá Phạm, Trà My Hickin, Koa Phạm, Stefan Khánh Nielsen, Nic Anette Miller, and Thierry Phung. The project consists of four auditory essays that explore the role of sound in archives and shared heritage. The project invites you to listen to what lies just out of reach of hearing, what has been systematically unheard, and what lies waiting in silence. These works will expand upon the role of sound in connecting to the past in transnational-Vietnamese contexts.

Join us to launch the broadcast commissions with our listening party featuring free food and live ambient sets.

🗓️ Sunday 10 Dec
📍 .space #

Artists:







DJs:
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More photos from our listening party, which celebrated launch our new broadcast commission: Amplifying Archives, a part ...
30/11/2023

More photos from our listening party, which celebrated launch our new broadcast commission: Amplifying Archives, a part of the Well Settled Exhibition for the UK / Viet Nam Season 2023.

The project consists of four auditory essays that explore the role of sound in archives and shared heritage. The project invites you to listen to what lies just out of reach of hearing, what has been systematically unheard, and what lies waiting in silence. These works will expand upon the role of sound in connecting to the past in transnational-Vietnamese contexts. Stay tuned - these commissions will be available online soon.

Special thank you to for hosting us, and to for the delicious healthy catering.

The Well Settled Exhibition featuring work from Moi Tran, George Clark and Luuchu will run at until December 16th.

SAIGON! We’ll be hosting a listening party with at .observatory on Dec 10th. Watch this space for updates.

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We don't do Black Friday sales. But if you want to support radical indie publishing, you can get all of this past year's...
28/11/2023

We don't do Black Friday sales. But if you want to support radical indie publishing, you can get all of this past year's titles in our 2023 Print Bundle. We've also included I’ll Go On in anticipation of e.yaewon's forthcoming translation of dd's Umbrella by Hwang Jungeun.

This bundle includes four books published from June - October 2023:
🌻No Edges– A eclectic and vivid collection of East African writing;
🌼The End of August – This highly anticipated work by Yu Miri is a marathon of literature that explores the minutiae of generational trauma, shedding light on the postwar migration of Koreans to Japan;
🌱I Belong to Nowhere: Poems of Hope and Resistance – The first English-language collection from one of India’s most hard-hitting Dalit writers – militant, satirical, and biting;
🪻A Book, Untitled – A poetic reflection on authorship, representing a new and bold approach to autofiction.

Thank you everyone who came to our listening party, to launch our new broadcast commission: Amplifying Archives.The proj...
28/11/2023

Thank you everyone who came to our listening party, to launch our new broadcast commission: Amplifying Archives.

The project consists of four auditory essays that explore the role of sound in archives and shared heritage. The project invites you to listen to what lies just out of reach of hearing, what has been systematically unheard, and what lies waiting in silence. These works will expand upon the role of sound in connecting to the past in transnational-Vietnamese contexts.

Special thank you to for hosting us, and to for the delicious healthy catering.

The Well Settled Exhibition featuring work from Moi Tran, George Clark and Luuchu will run at until December 16th.

If you’re in Saigon - stay tuned for an announcement about our next listening party.

ALTERNATING WAVES: IMAGINE THE ARCHIVE Nhà Sàn Collective, with support from The Outpost Art Organisation and Á Space, i...
22/11/2023

ALTERNATING WAVES: IMAGINE THE ARCHIVE

Nhà Sàn Collective, with support from The Outpost Art Organisation and Á Space, is pleased to invite you to our program of discussions, as a part of “An Cư / Well Settled” project. Come to meet Hanoi based artists, curators, architects, to experience artistic documentation and explore artistic experimentation in moving image works, performance art and architecture, and their relations to archives.

The program consists of four events in two different locations, during the last two months in 2023 in Hanoi. Please see below for a detailed schedule.

WAVES, a talk with curator Nguyễn Quốc Thành

Friday 24 Nov, 15h00 - 18h30
Hang-out: 18h30 - 20h00

Address: The Outpost
Please register through this link: https://forms.gle/qaWSNisZ4TMXgPtq8
Language: Vietnamese / English

A discussion about new video and sound works by George Clark, Moi Tran, and Nhà Sàn Collective and their friends. Dances and systems of archives. A voice and waves. A music composition, a visual channel. The artworks propose to engage with archives through moving image and sound. But shifting from physical materiality into electronic waves, are there boundaries between archives and art?

Saturday 25 Nov, 17h00 - 20h00
Please register through this link: https://forms.gle/XissHg14RmiYFibD7
Address: Á Space
Language: Vietnamese

The proposal starts with the question on the conventional form of performance art, whereas the body is considered both as material and medium. Having said that, based on a long-standing local understanding of the embodiment of both physical life form and the soul in one body, could the body already have an inherent capacity for archiving?

This Saturday: join us as we launch Amplifying Archives, a new sonic commission.Hear new auditory essays that explore th...
17/11/2023

This Saturday: join us as we launch Amplifying Archives, a new sonic commission.

Hear new auditory essays that explore the role of sound in archives and shared heritage, accompanied with visual projection. The project invites you to listen to what lies just out of reach of hearing, what has been systematically unheard, and what lies waiting in silence. These works will expand upon the role of sound in connecting to the past in transnational-Vietnamese contexts.

At 3 pm there will be a one-off, delineated/dearranged live presentation of the component parts of the broadcast commissions, by Cường Minh Bá Phạm (), Trà My Hickin (), and Thierry Phung ().

The ‘Amplifying Archives’ commissions will then be available for listening in the gallery as well as accessible to online listeners via LUX website.

Commissioned by An Việt Archives, supported by the British Council as part of the UK/Vietnam Season 2023 and Hackney Archives, LUX, Nhà Sàn Collective, The Outpost, Á Space and the University of Westminster.

Poster designed by with photo taken from from 3D scan of the former An Việt House taken in 2023 by Keren Kuenberg.

Images on slide 2 & 3 taken by of the An Việt Archives at one of our workshops.

More photos from last Saturday's opening of Well Settled, our current exhibition at .This exhibition explores the legacy...
11/11/2023

More photos from last Saturday's opening of Well Settled, our current exhibition at .

This exhibition explores the legacy of the An Việt Archives, presented as part of the British Council UK/Vietnam Season 2023. Our commissioned artists Moi Tran, George Clark (), Nhà Sàn Collective ( ) and LưuChữ (), propose new models for how archives and shared heritage can be activated and made accessible.

Our next event will be a Listening Party on Saturday 18th of November at . This event will launch Amplifying Archives, a broadcast commission that explores the role of sound in archival work, with work from Cường Minh Bá Phạm (), Trà My Hickin (), Koa Phạm (), Stefan Khánh Nielsen (), Nic Anette Miller (), and Thierry Phung ().

The exhibition will run until December 16th.

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Photos from last Saturday's opening of Well Settled, our current exhibition at .It was so great to see so many faces fro...
08/11/2023

Photos from last Saturday's opening of Well Settled, our current exhibition at .

It was so great to see so many faces from the community. Whether you've attended our workshops, volunteered with us or worked with us, we're so grateful for your support. The An Việt Archives would not exist without you.

This new exhibition explores the legacy of the An Việt Archives, presented as part of the British Council UK/Vietnam Season 2023. Our commissioned artists Moi Tran, George Clark (), Nhà Sàn Collective ( ) and LưuChữ (), propose new models for how archives and shared heritage can be activated and made accessible.

On the 18th of November, there will be a listening party at to show Amplifying Archives, a broadcast commission.

The exhibition will run until December 16th.

Well Settled: Moi Tran, Nha San Collective, George Clark and Lưu ChữJoin us at  this Saturday for the opening of Well Se...
31/10/2023

Well Settled: Moi Tran, Nha San Collective, George Clark and Lưu Chữ

Join us at this Saturday for the opening of Well Settled, which will showcase new works commissioned by the An Việt Archives as part of the British Council’s UK/Viet Nam Season 2023.

The An Việt Archives is the largest known British-Vietnamese community archive in the UK. ‘Well Settled’ presents a series of works in different media reflecting on archives and proposing new models for how shared heritage can be activated and made accessible. The exhibition features newly commissioned works by artists from both the UK and Vietnam, including Nhà Sàn Collective, Moi Tran, George Clark and Lưu Chữ.

The opening will be taking place on Saturday 4 November at 2 pm with a performance at 3.30 pm.

RSVP in bio.

On 18 November the broadcast commissions by Cường Minh Bá Phạm, Trà My Hickin, Stefan Khánh Nielsen, Thierry Phung, Nic Annette Miller and Koa Pham will be launched at our listening party. These works are a part of Amplifying Archives, a larger project to develop new tools for accessing, activating and sharing the collection.

Exhibition
Moi Tran
Nha San Collective ()
George Clark ()
Lưu Chữ ()

Amplifying Archives: Sonic broadcast
Cường Minh Bá Phạm ()
Thierry Phung ()
Trà My Hickin ()
Koa Phạm ()
Stefan Khánh Nielsen ()
Nic Annette Miller ()

Poster made by Lợi Xuân Lý ()

Learn more: https://lux.org.uk/event/well-settled/

This Saturday!
21/09/2023

This Saturday!

As part of our UK/Viet Nam season, check out the An Việt Archives workshop with Vietnamese typography collective Lưu Chữ this weekend!

Lưu Chữ will guide you through how they document the history of typographic applications in Vietnam, and you'll explore how their methods can be used to safeguard cultural heritage in Hackney.

Limited spaces
📅 Saturday 23 September
📍 at Hackney Archives, Dalston CLR James Library (London)
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3Luu5Wd

19/09/2023

As part of our UK/Viet Nam season, check out the An Việt Archives workshop with Vietnamese typography collective Lưu Chữ this weekend!

Lưu Chữ will guide you through how they document the history of typographic applications in Vietnam, and you'll explore how their methods can be used to safeguard cultural heritage in Hackney.

Limited spaces
📅 Saturday 23 September
📍 at Hackney Archives, Dalston CLR James Library (London)
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3Luu5Wd

You are invited to join An Việt Archives in this exciting workshop with Lưu Chữ, a Vietnamese typography collective. Tog...
12/09/2023

You are invited to join An Việt Archives in this exciting workshop with Lưu Chữ, a Vietnamese typography collective. Together, we will adapt their collective and creative practices to archive British-Vietnamese community hubs and spaces.

Lưu Chữ will guide you through how they document the history of typographic applications in Vietnam. We’ll explore how their methods can be applied to safeguard our cultural heritage in Hackney. With them, we will walk around the area and visit British-Vietnamese community hubs, adding our own stories and experiences. We will speak with locals to deepen our knowledge whilst documenting things of interest including the typography and fonts used, noting why.

During this journey, you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at two community centres which offer services to the local area, including the British Vietnamese residents. We’ll take this opportunity to learn more about their vital offering and reflect on how the An Việt Foundation and similar community spaces operated.

You will then archive the findings as part of our goal to activate the An Việt Archives. All of this will help to understand how the An Việt Foundation was influenced by the area and contributed to the establishment of the community hub, giving more meaning to the collection. We’ll engage with Lưu Chữ to discuss how best to present this and invite others to contribute to this by partaking in a follow-up project.

The workshop is part of the British Council UK/VN season, fostering connection and sharing of knowledge between UK and Vietnam collaborators.

This workshop will be an opportunity to engage with British-Vietnamese hubs and how we can take a more radical approach to archiving these hubs. With Lưu Chữ, we can build a framework for how we begin to document these places close to our heart, drawing from our communities and amplifying their voices in the process.

Please note: The workshop will be conducted in English but there will be at least one Vietnamese speaking facilitator present. Although the workshop is open to anyone, special priority will be given to those of Vietnamese heritage.

Thank you so much  for all the love, care and hard work you put into your residency “Uncovering Vietnamese Archives” wit...
27/05/2023

Thank you so much for all the love, care and hard work you put into your residency “Uncovering Vietnamese Archives” with the .

Over the past few months Dora had lead an incredible series of workshops that created such a special and safe place for the community to open up, connect and share stories.

The workshops served as a catalyst for our community to think critically about Vietnamese archives, and the powerful stories of British-Vietnamese migration, endurance, and diaspora history they contain.

The workshops are now over, but we will always remember - everyone is an archivist.

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30/04/2023
Thank you for bringing such great energy and rich discussion to our event last night, “Imagining Shared Archives of the ...
28/04/2023

Thank you for bringing such great energy and rich discussion to our event last night, “Imagining Shared Archives of the Future”! This was our first event in Saigon, and we were honoured to be the first guests Luuchu hosted in their new library.

Having been admiring the incredible archival and design work that the typography collective Luuchu does from afar, we were very grateful that this event and exchange of ideas was made possible through the . This is the first event in a series from 'Well Settled: Activating the An Việt Archives', a collaboration with An Việt Archives, Hackney Archives and Lưu Chữ supported by as part of the UK/Viet Nam Season 2023.

The workshop was led by George Clark and Trà My Hickin from the AVA Steering Committee and began with an introduction to the An Việt Archives and the archival work and creative methods AVA uses.

We then invited participants to imagine the future of archives - how can we create and care for our own archives to capture our shared heritage? - what will archives need to become in order to contain our ever-complicating histories?

Thank you to all who brought in an object from your own archive. We were so touched and inspired by how you create and care for your archives.

A huge thank you to Yukikitchen for providing delicious food!

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