SILENCE | SATIRE – On Semiotics

Date: 02.06.2019
Location: Ca Phe Thu Bay Tre, Ho Chi Minh City

In June 2019, Sàn Art delivers the second edition of Uncommon Pursuits, this time, as a workshop centered on the intersection between visual art curation and theatrical production through hands-on theater-making exercises and intensive discussions about the performative body, sound, space, and time.

The workshop instructors come from a wide range of visual and performative disciplines, including theater and film studies, physical theater, Noh acting, new media, theater design and theater production. Through the process of presenting and making together, the insights and skills transferred to the workshop are reflected upon, contested, refined and integrated into each participant’s project. The class learn how lessons on staging, moving, directing, synergizing and carrying a production to its fruition could enhance each participant’s personal strategies as they embark on various uncommon pursuits, whether in the field of performance or visual art, whether as curators, producers, actors, visual artists, writers or art viewers.

On Semiotics

Nguyễn Thị Minh, M.A
Lecturer, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies, 
Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam

The session gives an overview of the history and basics of semiotics, focusing on two approaches of Swiss linguist and semiotician Ferdinand de Saussure and American philosopher-logician, Charles Sanders Peirce. Together, the workshop participants apply the semiotic framework to decode visual or linguistic signs in Vietnamese popular culture, cinema and contemporary art.


With support from Arts Network Asia & Quỹ nhà Đậu