In this conversation, artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen and TBA21’s founder and chairwoman Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza discuss the work that led to the film made by Nguyen for st_age. Together they cover his community-based research and the archival investigations that resulted in the use of original American Navy footage in the film. They also speak about how the artist envisions the future iterations of the project, together with personal stories about the deep emotional effects left by the Vietnam war. But mainly, the conversation addresses the wider theme of healing: healing the memory of war and trauma. Healing as a necessary process for the region and its people.
Moving Beyond Trauma Tuan Andrew Nguyen