Fire temple in the bushland

Just a memoir of bushland on my trip to the outback 3 years ago. The semi-desert in Alice Spring and around Urulu was one of the most striking scenes I’d seen in my life.

In a wink

Nothing is permanent even massive landscape and prosperous kingdoms. Life keeps moving on and adapting to many forms. If it’s nature we can’t resist, there’s no use for regret in our past lives.

Sound: Meditative cave made with Noise Sculptor

Visual: Made with Stylegan2 model on Artbreeder

Phù Thủy, witch, in the COVID-time

Well, it was a fun time one morning, I was just wanted to use the rest animation frame left from my Artbreeder subscription and that was how this video came up after 1 or 2 hours of me in the mood for daily practice.

I and a couple of friends in Paris planned to contribute something for Nổ Cái Bùm, the one and only magical contemporary art festival in Việt Nam so we made some songs together. My painter friend Segolene, Damien her boyfriend, and Bảo, the founder of NCB, and even Đồng Lan came up with 3 songs with Việt vocal. I also did a poem about my rough time in Huế this Tết due to mental breakdown from culture gap in the countryside. Also, apparently, Bảo couldn’t make it home since there was no commercial plane from France to Vietnam during the pandemic, and yes, Paris was in 3rd lockdown. Everything was postponed until September 2021. Meanwhile, in Vietnam, some new cases happened and NCB also got delayed. Unfortunately!

The lyric of this song was from Bảo’s poem about her sentiments abroad away from home during Tet, the most important time for family just like Christmas. I was pretty much happy with the cheerfulness in this visual but Segolene and Bao prefered something more original not classical paintings with AI technique. Anyway, I still loved it so I decided to post it here hehe.

Se Sẻ Sè Se sh s s s Performance

I find salvation in daily art practice. Make art is not only the want but the vital need to function my life in proper way. It walked me through a hard broke-up, it connects me with more isolated souls out there, it helped me out during the depressing lockdown due to COVID-19, and it calmed my mind after recent loss when a friend decided to take her life.

For further understanding of the concept behind this performance, please kindly have look at this presentation.

Se Sẻ Sè Se sh s s s …

7pm – 9pm | 𝟮𝟲.𝟬𝟯.𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 | 𝗕𝗶𝗻𝗵 𝗔𝗻 home

𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁: Mess Thao Vu

𝗩𝗶𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁: Jo Ngo

𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁s: theveryngoc Nguyen Hieu Ngoc | chaulichi Chau Le Minh

𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗻: Kito Landy

Se Sẻ Sè Se sh s s s …

Xin giữ thinh lặng

Nơi bình an gọi là nhà

Xin mời đến đây và cùng thở với hình, nhạc và người

cùng cười, ngủ và mơ

nhắm hờ những âu lo, toan tính

Se Sẻ Sè Se sh s s …keep quiet where peace calls it home

just come and breathe with image, sound, and humans

free your mind

smile, sleep, and dream

Many many thanks to a Binh Nguyen for being such an amazing host and yes all those beautiful photos you took last night. Creative and artist in Saigon oi, if you want to bring your creativity to the community, Binh An Home located in a peaceful hidden spot would be a lovely place.

Music video This Empty Town

After the severe flood and tornadoes, on top of the COVID-19 affects , Quảng Nam as well as many central provinces in Vietnam is in great destruction. The animation with some aftermaths scene from Hội An ancien town and An Bàng beach brings some message from the reality but also creates a poetic and dreamy beauty in abandoned places.

Making original 3D modeling in Blender

Any typical Viet boat has 2 eyes to scare the monsters under water and get the support from dolphin or whale

Viet Boat by jojo_kyduyen on Sketchfab

Some lanterns exclusively from Hoian but I use the pattern from Ly-Tran dynasty with some twist

Long Lantern Line from Hoian by jojo_kyduyen on Sketchfab

Hoian Lanterns by jojo_kyduyen on Sketchfab

Hoian scene building

Hé hé experimental sound performance when real-time coding takes the power

Nguyen performed live coding noise at 289e artist bar on Friday 15th January

Live coding experimental sound performance by Nguyen Con Nguoi in ByteBeat

I was playing VJ on the second projector in Resolume 6. The visual was created by Touchdesigner, a node based visual programming.

A VJ (video jockey) mixes video arts or video loops that could be her/his own creations but usually sampled from movies, music videos, available loops online, animation. The key is in the mix and the correspondence in style with the music that is being played. While the visual artist is more like a musician, playing his/her own compositions, sometimes sampling, but with his/her own style, message, universe.

I can actually be a VJ and visual artist with real-time media by Touchdesigner which allows me to become more like a performer and less like a digital painter. Since the old way to create visual is you edit the scene frame by frame and it takes tons of time to render.

For Nguyen, instead of prepared sound card and a lot of instruments to play noise, she could perform in handy way with Coding program and people could saw in real-time what she was doing in her laptop.