Where will we be after we depart / Multi-Channel Video Installation / Dimensions variable

A&D Annual 2015
UNSW Art& Design, Sydney, Australia
24/11 – 12/12/2015

This work chronicles the personal experiences of a group of International Students who were invited to create and perform a monologue to their future selves. These individual portraits uncover the fragmented and often forgotten sides of educational migration: the decisions, the anticipation and the ensuing conflicts of identity. By weaving individual stories into a public conversation the work discloses the physical and spiritual landscapes inhabited by our international student communities.

The installation includes 2 parts:

– ‘Living portraits’: individual monologues

– ‘Documentary of true words’: words from individual interviews are extracted to assemble into one landscape.

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This work is also an on-going community research.

Special Thanks to All the participants in the interview, Jihye and Tuan Anh for your inspiration and supports.