Banh Chung is …

Banh Chung is a process-orientated installation-performance that confronts the legacy of colonialism, war and mass migration. Banh Chung draws on traditional culinary practices, mythical legends and historical events associated with Tet. It invites visitors to experience three narrative strands that are carried via headphones as a series of sound plays.

RecentlyI spent a week with artists Chi Vu and her team working on a development for her show Banh Chung. Here are some photos from the weeks work.

Banh chung is a savoury ‘cake’ made of sticky-rice, mung bean and pork, wrapped in bamboo leaf, and eaten to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet). The ritual of making and eating this ‘cake’ – which requires at least 24 hours of preparation – is a tactile act of celebration and communal reflection…

Photos by Jave Lee

Artists : Chi Vu,  Amanda Ma, Naomi Ota, Jacques Soddell