Collection of short films in collaboration with Oyoun’s ongoing exhibition ‘가닥 GADAG Fäden der Erinnerungen / Threads of Memories’

Participants: Quyên Nguyễn-Lê, Thùy Trang Nguyễn, Hải Anh Triệu, Âni Võ

In collaboration with Oyoun’s ongoing exhibition 가닥 GADAG Fäden der Erinnerungen / Threads of Memories, this collection of short films puts Quyên Nguyễn-Lê’s two films in conversation with three films by German Vietnamese filmmakers Thùy Trang Nguyễn, Hải Anh Triệu, and Âni Võ. The films are a portal into queer rememberings of maternal lineages, language barriers as gaps in generational memory, and the nail salon as a site connecting different but continuous histories.

The films will be:
Nước (Water/Homeland), directed by Quyên Nguyễn-Lê, 6min
I Loved You First, directed by Hải Anh Triệu, 15min
Jackfruit, directed by directed Thùy Trang Nguyễn, 30min
Stinkfrucht - Taste of Home, directed by Âni Võ, 30min
In Living Memory, by directed Quyên Nguyễn-Lê, 10min

Quyên Nguyễn-Lê (they/them) is a queer Vietnamese filmmaker born to refugee parents where Chumash and Tongva lands meet (Los Ángeles, California). Quyên's film work, spanning scripted and documentary, focuses on the ways histories are deeply felt in the quotidian everyday.

Âni Võ (she/her) is a Vietnamese-German writer and director, born and raised in Stuttgart. Her film "Stinkfrucht - Taste of Home" was shortlisted for the Student BAFTA Awards 2023. Âni's primary focus lies in exploring socially relevant topics, including cultural identity and zeitgeist.

Thùy Trang Nguyễn is a Berlin native and a graduate of Freie Universität Berlin and Internationale Filmschule Köln. Their short films garnered acclaim at festivals like Max Ophüls Preis and Iris Prize LGBT+. Nguyễn's work emphasizes queerness, intergenerational struggle, and migration. Their visually intimate films incorporate real-life stories with creative reinterpretation.

Hải Anh Triệu is a Vietnamese-German filmmaker and performance artist living in Berlin. As a child of former Vietnamese contract workers in Czechoslovakia and later refugees in reunited Germany, she centers her work around diasporic experiences, displacement and transgenerational dynamics and structures of families. She is particularly interested in reflecting on the conditions of production of her own work from a critical and anti-decolonial perspective and integrating them into the creative process.
28.03.24, 18:30
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