Art Labor

JUA – Wind & Water Sound

Vietnam · Visual Arts

JUA – Wind & Water Sound is a project that works with indigenous musicians, artists and craftsmen from different ethnics in the Central Highlands of Vietnam to preserve the Highlands music from natural materials like bamboo and stone.

The project seeks to promote Central Highlands ethnic musical works to the audience in both their vernacular villages and forestland and external contexts, celebrating the legendary dynamic in music of the region.

Art Labor Afield Peer 2021

Art Labor. AFIELD Peer 2021

Art Labor is an artist collective based in Ho Chi Minh City, consisting Truong Cong Tung, Thao-Nguyen Phan and Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran who work between visual arts and other disciplines in various public contexts and locales. They develop many-year-long journeys during which one inspiration is a seed to cultivate. The seed grows – the inspiration expands and bears into a rhizome of collaborations, projects and artworks.

In each activity new collaborators and/or mentors are added as additional partners to the collective varying from filmmakers, writers, visual artists, architects to farmers, folk artists, patients, scientists, and doctors.

Art Labor Afield Peer 2021

Children participating at an art workshop. Courtesy of Art Labor.