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Silent well

Mixed Media installation: Dreamers (metal sculpture), moss, pigment and motion-sensored water pipes

Silent Well is a personal interpretation of Vietnam's cultural understanding of the world, particularly what is known as the East Asian, or ‘feng shui’ five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Using water, one of these five elements, to explore the oral colonial history of Vietnam's water management. Combined with magical elements borrowed from Vietnamese folk tales, Silent Well chronicles the iconic well that sits on the centre of villages in the Red River Delta of Northern Vietnam.The narrative of Silent Well tells the story of rapid urban expansion and its destruction within Vietnam. It looks at an industry that needs to drastically reduce its ongoing environmental impact due to its use of industrial extraction of resources

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