Visuality, Sonicity and Corporeality in Installation Art: A Conversation with Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

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This conversation paper examines the visual, sonic and corporeal entanglements that inform the work of the Vietnamese-American-Japanese artist Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba. It explores the corporeal and aural qualities that are central to an understanding and sensorial experience of the artist’s installations and visual practice. In paying attention to breath, sound and motion in visual art production, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba’s works reveal how corporeality and sonicity can dismantle the ocular-centrism of visual art. The discussions between Jun and Prarthana map the varied traumatic histories of racial colonialism, war and forced migration that haunt Vietnam’s present, and bring to the surface the artist’s aesthetic and political concerns around art, performance and cultural memory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-208
Number of pages9
JournalTheatre Research International
Issue number2
Early online date28 Jul 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Jul 2021

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