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Ho Tzu Nyen: the Critical Dictionary of South-East Asia

Friday 24 January 2020Sunday 12 April 2020

Ho Tzu Nyen uses historical texts and artifacts to create unique films, video pieces, installations and theatre works. His long-term project, The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia (CDOSEA) focuses on Southeast Asia's colonial histories and national identities. In an attempt to overcome national borders and articulate the possibility of another collective identity for the region, he collects metaphors, sounds, biographies and narratives left out of the official history books. As a result, an extensive archive of thousands of hours of audiovisual material has emerged which Ho presents online as a virtual, critical dictionary.

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audio | contemporary artist | film | Ho Tzu Nyen | South-East Asia


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
(Gallery 1)
Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter,
Manchester Greater Manchester M4 1EU

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