Altered States of Being | Performance Meditations || Artist Talk with Patricia Nguyễn
Altered States of Being | Performance Meditations: Artist Talk with Patricia Nguyễn
Date & Time: Wed, 22 Feb @5:00PM-7:00PM
Location: Sàn Art
Units B.16 & B.17
132 Ben Van Don, Ward 6, District 4,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“altered states of being | performance meditations” is an artist talk that delves into Patricia Nguyễn’s performance methods, where she engages with memory, cartographies of migration, dispossession, nation-building, and somatics to investigate processes of knowledge and historical production. She discusses the use of improvisation, archival research, sensorial experimentation, and haptic exploration with the materiality of site-specific spaces to play with overt and subtle entanglements of subjection and subjectivity. Through a body-centered understanding of the legacies of colonialism and imperialism and possibilities of queer worldmaking, her work is grounded in Black feminist and women of color feminist theory and practice, performance theory, minoritarian aesthetics, and disability justice.