“To the place where we want to forget”, the first video installation by young artist Truong Que Chi will take place in Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi from September 11th to 13th, 2011.
The impressive exhibition space looks like a confessional which is filled with darkness and black curtains. The visitors step in here will be taken into another world, where all unpleasant memories can be left behind, and all burdens of the soul can be lifted.
The focus of exhibition is the videos which are played on multiple screens set along the aisle. The videos show the dialogs among different people, including veterans, school children and artists telling us about the memories that they want to forget. The exhibition space functions as a “Black box” of the soul, where all “want to forget” things are talked over and left behind.
Though personal stories is what people talk about, but the things that visitors can understand and feel is much more than separate stories themselves.
Let’s come to listen to their memories (and talk over yours).