In his exhibition, Crossing the Farther Shore, acclaimed Vietnamese American artist Dinh Q. Lê presents thousands of photographs of Southern Vietnam taken before and during the Vietnam War. Lê considers these images as an important document of Southern Vietnam that has escaped the Northern Vietnamese Communist government’s systematic effort to erase the pre-1975 existence of the South. The photographs also serve as a counter narrative to the images the world saw of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The hand-stitched structures allude to the mosquito nets under which people sleep in Vietnam, creating what Lê calls a “sleeping, dreaming memory of Vietnam.” On view at Rice Gallery April 10 - August 28, 2014. Original score by Mark Walley.
Learn more about the exhibition at RiceGallery.org. Learn more about the filmmakers at WalleyFilms.com.