Theatre Antigone - Âm Mù

HAN 20.11. & 04.12.2021 XPlusX © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Sat, 04.12.2021

19:00 Uhr

Online Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Participation upon registration

Registration for the performance at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Registration for the online performance on the "Discord" platform

Link to the performance on Youtube

King Oedipus left behind a corpse with an open wound. With Antigone, the corpse was bruised, decomposed, but the blood had not stopped leaking from the old wound. People would have still been stabbing the corpse many times, but the blood could no longer leak out of the new wounds, and, aside from the characters, nobody really cares.

In Sophocles' Thebans Plays Trilogy timeline, the ending with Antigone’s tragedy evokes a sense of something unimportant, asserting an irreversible consequence of a post-event, a sense of regret and helplessness.

"But once your joy has gone, though these are left
they are smoke's shadow to lost happiness."
- Messenger

Each scene of Antigone is like a transparent layer of content that can be "read" on top of one another, to realize that characters seem to be stuck in what they say, and what others say. As Creon first speaks of the two corpses of Antigone's two brothers at the beginning of the play, he is talking about the very deaths of his son and his wife on the same day. A fairness/justice is manipulated symmetrically and quickly.

“When they two perished by a double fate, on one day struck and striking and defiled each by his own hand, now it comes that I hold all the power and the royal throne through close connection with the perished men.” - Creon

“Quick as you can. The gods move very fast when they bring ruin on misguided men.” - Chorus

In this screening event, a certain number of spectators can experience the play in the same common physical venue. The actors’ performance is pre-recorded and streamed on a shared screen, in a shared experiential space, which associates the notion of a post-event setting.

"Antigone" - as no regeneration - is no more, just a projection, a retelling, a replay. Sound artist - Nguyen Nhung (Sound Awakener) - will immerse audiences’ experience with virtual recording. Corporeal and virtual art events resonate with each other; thus, a true immersive play will take place.

The screening event proposes another possibility of creating a space that is "theatrical" (although the actor - audience relationship is not direct) in the sense that direct human interaction in real theatre space is essential. Audiences can fully experience together the theatrical elements directly in an immersive ambiance which is put in place for them such as smoke, live sound, light...alongside what they will see onscreen. In a way, the mutual audience relationship replaces a part of the actor-audience relationship.

* Notice: Smoke and loud sound will be used in our screening event. Please consider if you have medical issues.
 

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Artistic Team

  • Hà Nguyên Long (*1990) | Director / Scenographer <br><br>Hà Nguyên Long is a Theatre Director and Scenographer based in both Paris and Hanoi. As a scenographer in Paris, he has worked with Théâtre de Bastille Paris, Scène National de St Nazaire, Theatre Festival d'Avignon, and Cuirieu Theatre Festival. As the director of XplusX Studio, he has directed two performances: "Sơn Hậu - Beyond the Mountain" and "A Stage Reading|ORESTEIA by Aeschylus". © XplusX Studio
    Hà Nguyên Long (*1990) | Director / Scenographer

    Hà Nguyên Long is a Theatre Director and Scenographer based in both Paris and Hanoi. As a scenographer in Paris, he has worked with Théâtre de Bastille Paris, Scène National de St Nazaire, Theatre Festival d'Avignon, and Cuirieu Theatre Festival. As the director of XplusX Studio, he has directed two performances: "Sơn Hậu - Beyond the Mountain" and "A Stage Reading|ORESTEIA by Aeschylus".
  • Nguyễn Quang Kiếm (*1995) | Project and Stage Manager / Concept writer of the Interactive script<br><br>Nguyễn Quang Kiếm had backgrounds in Marketing, Film Directing, and Literature. A Hanoi-based art & cultural organizer, a community builder, and a creative at Long Year in Theatre since its foundation. In Antigone - Âm Mù, he wrote the concept, researched, interpreted and consulted with the creative team on the interactive script, recruited and managed the production crew. © XplusX Studio
    Nguyễn Quang Kiếm (*1995) | Project and Stage Manager / Concept writer of the Interactive script

    Nguyễn Quang Kiếm had backgrounds in Marketing, Film Directing, and Literature. A Hanoi-based art & cultural organizer, a community builder, and a creative at Long Year in Theatre since its foundation. In Antigone - Âm Mù, he wrote the concept, researched, interpreted and consulted with the creative team on the interactive script, recruited and managed the production crew.
  • Nhung Nguyen - aka Sound Awakener (*1998) | Composer / Sound engineer<br><br>Nhung Nguyen is an emerging Vietnamese sound artist currently based in Hanoi, experimenting across a range of left-field aesthetics and expressions – ambient drone, electro acoustic, noise music, musique concrete, amongst others.  Since 2014 Nhung has been making works under the moniker Sound Awakener – and under her real name, for the more cinematic, piano-driven projects. She has worked with international labels such as Time Released Sound (US), Unknown Tones Records (US), Soft (France), Flaming Pines (UK), Fluid Audio (UK), Syrphe (Germany). In addition to her solo work, Nhung has collaborated with artists from various other disciplines, often adding audio elements to visual experiences.  Nhung’s music and sounds have appeared in exhibitions such as Liberation Radio (2021), Citizen Earth (2020, Hanoi), Le Giang’s D'eau et de verdure (2020, Hanoi), Phan Thao Nguyen’s Poetic Amnesia (HCMC and Hanoi, 2017), the public-art initiatives Into Thin Air (2016) and Into Thin Air 2 (2018) – both in Hanoi, Richard Streimatter-Tran’s Departures (Hong Kong, 2017), amongst others. As a composer for moving image, Nhung has also worked on music compositions for short films and video art. © XplusX Studio
    Nhung Nguyen - aka Sound Awakener (*1998) | Composer / Sound engineer

    Nhung Nguyen is an emerging Vietnamese sound artist currently based in Hanoi, experimenting across a range of left-field aesthetics and expressions – ambient drone, electro acoustic, noise music, musique concrete, amongst others. Since 2014 Nhung has been making works under the moniker Sound Awakener – and under her real name, for the more cinematic, piano-driven projects. She has worked with international labels such as Time Released Sound (US), Unknown Tones Records (US), Soft (France), Flaming Pines (UK), Fluid Audio (UK), Syrphe (Germany). In addition to her solo work, Nhung has collaborated with artists from various other disciplines, often adding audio elements to visual experiences. Nhung’s music and sounds have appeared in exhibitions such as Liberation Radio (2021), Citizen Earth (2020, Hanoi), Le Giang’s D'eau et de verdure (2020, Hanoi), Phan Thao Nguyen’s Poetic Amnesia (HCMC and Hanoi, 2017), the public-art initiatives Into Thin Air (2016) and Into Thin Air 2 (2018) – both in Hanoi, Richard Streimatter-Tran’s Departures (Hong Kong, 2017), amongst others. As a composer for moving image, Nhung has also worked on music compositions for short films and video art.
  • Nguyễn Hồng Ánh (*2001) | Chief writer/editor of the Interactive scripts<br><br>Nguyễn Hồng Ánh participated in XplusX Studio’s Stage Reading: Oresteia by Aeschylus as Assistant Stage Manager and Dramaturgy Assistant. In Antigone - Âm Mù, she’s in charge of the interactive script, in which she wrote most of the stories and led the editing process. Beyond XplusX Studio, Anh is also a writer, a filmmaker, and currently, a BA student in English (Creative Writing) at Denison University, OH, USA. © Private
    Nguyễn Hồng Ánh (*2001) | Chief writer/editor of the Interactive scripts

    Nguyễn Hồng Ánh participated in XplusX Studio’s Stage Reading: Oresteia by Aeschylus as Assistant Stage Manager and Dramaturgy Assistant. In Antigone - Âm Mù, she’s in charge of the interactive script, in which she wrote most of the stories and led the editing process. Beyond XplusX Studio, Anh is also a writer, a filmmaker, and currently, a BA student in English (Creative Writing) at Denison University, OH, USA.
  • Vũ Hoàng Long (*1998) | Marketing manager<br><br>Vũ Hoàng Long is a researcher in the field of Media & Cultural Studies, a blogger, and a writer. Notable publications: Collective Forgetting and Domestic “Xenophobia” (Southeast Asian Media Studies); “Attending a specialized school: Perspectives” (Thanh Niên Publisher). “Media and Culture Studies from the Perspective of Affect Theory”; “Old Tet” – Constructing Collective Memories (Journal of Cultural Studies in Viet Nam). Currently, he hosts the blog “Nguoi Ke Chuyen”, and is a contributor at “Vietcetera”. © Private
    Vũ Hoàng Long (*1998) | Marketing manager

    Vũ Hoàng Long is a researcher in the field of Media & Cultural Studies, a blogger, and a writer. Notable publications: Collective Forgetting and Domestic “Xenophobia” (Southeast Asian Media Studies); “Attending a specialized school: Perspectives” (Thanh Niên Publisher). “Media and Culture Studies from the Perspective of Affect Theory”; “Old Tet” – Constructing Collective Memories (Journal of Cultural Studies in Viet Nam). Currently, he hosts the blog “Nguoi Ke Chuyen”, and is a contributor at “Vietcetera”.
  • Sam Nguyễn (*) | Graphic Designer<br><br>Sam Nguyễn is a cross-disciplinary doer. © Private
    Sam Nguyễn (*) | Graphic Designer

    Sam Nguyễn is a cross-disciplinary doer.
  • Vũ Tiến Duy (*1995) | Co-writer of the Interactive scripts<br><br>Vũ Tiến Duy is a filmmaker and a cinema guru, who claimed to be the chief of Xi Nghiep Dien Anh Thang Long - a personal blog, writing about film criticism, film analysis and organizing movie screening events at different locations. In 2020, Duy made his first independent short film Land of Fire. © Privat
    Vũ Tiến Duy (*1995) | Co-writer of the Interactive scripts

    Vũ Tiến Duy is a filmmaker and a cinema guru, who claimed to be the chief of Xi Nghiep Dien Anh Thang Long - a personal blog, writing about film criticism, film analysis and organizing movie screening events at different locations. In 2020, Duy made his first independent short film Land of Fire.
  • Trần Hiền Mai (*2001) | Co-writer of the Interactive scripts<br><br>Trần Hiền Mai is a philosophy student at The American College of Greece. © Private
    Trần Hiền Mai (*2001) | Co-writer of the Interactive scripts

    Trần Hiền Mai is a philosophy student at The American College of Greece.
  • Nguyễn Khánh Linh aka LOONY (*1996) | Costume designer<br><br>Nguyễn Khánh Linh studied Fashion Design at Hanoi College of Arts, and Art Critic and History at Vietnam University of Fine Arts. She is currently working as a Teaching Assistant of the art department at Greensum Academy and participating in several freelance art projects. © XplusX Studio
    Nguyễn Khánh Linh aka LOONY (*1996) | Costume designer

    Nguyễn Khánh Linh studied Fashion Design at Hanoi College of Arts, and Art Critic and History at Vietnam University of Fine Arts. She is currently working as a Teaching Assistant of the art department at Greensum Academy and participating in several freelance art projects.
  • Maria Papadomanolaki (*1980) | Musician<br><br>Maria Papadomanolaki is a transmission artist and composer based in Greece. Papadomanolaki has studied linguistics and literature at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki before moving on to sound art and sound studies, having completed a PhD on the topic ‘Sonic Perceptual Ecologies’ at CRISAP, LCC, UAL. Her work and research focus on the role of sound in the way we engage with our environments, with memory, placemaking and perception. Special importance is placed on the synergy of electroacoustic and electronic music, transmission art and creative ecological practices. © Apostolos Voulgarakis
    Maria Papadomanolaki (*1980) | Musician

    Maria Papadomanolaki is a transmission artist and composer based in Greece. Papadomanolaki has studied linguistics and literature at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki before moving on to sound art and sound studies, having completed a PhD on the topic ‘Sonic Perceptual Ecologies’ at CRISAP, LCC, UAL. Her work and research focus on the role of sound in the way we engage with our environments, with memory, placemaking and perception. Special importance is placed on the synergy of electroacoustic and electronic music, transmission art and creative ecological practices.
  • Út Quyên (*1987) | Co-translator/Editor<br><br>Quyen Pham is an independent writer, translator, and coordinator and organizer from Hanoi, Vietnam. She has been working as a program manager at Heritage Space - an independent art space in Hanoi - and got involved in planning and operating multidisciplinary creative events and projects with other art centers in the city since 2018. She also works as Communication Officer at Mekong Cultural Hub - an initiative which offers personal and professional development opportunities for creative cultural practitioners in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Taiwan. Quyen is currently studying the International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries (IMCCI) at Taipei National University of the Arts. © Private
    Út Quyên (*1987) | Co-translator/Editor

    Quyen Pham is an independent writer, translator, and coordinator and organizer from Hanoi, Vietnam. She has been working as a program manager at Heritage Space - an independent art space in Hanoi - and got involved in planning and operating multidisciplinary creative events and projects with other art centers in the city since 2018. She also works as Communication Officer at Mekong Cultural Hub - an initiative which offers personal and professional development opportunities for creative cultural practitioners in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Taiwan. Quyen is currently studying the International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries (IMCCI) at Taipei National University of the Arts.
  • Phạm Ngọc Minh Thư (*2002) | Stage Manager 2<br><br>Phạm Ngọc Minh Thư is a student at Monash University, pursuing Film and Screen. She is also the coordinator of a non profit project, Espelune, where she directed her first independent short film. © private
    Phạm Ngọc Minh Thư (*2002) | Stage Manager 2

    Phạm Ngọc Minh Thư is a student at Monash University, pursuing Film and Screen. She is also the coordinator of a non profit project, Espelune, where she directed her first independent short film.
 

Actors and Actresses

  • Trần Thiên Tú (*1991) as Antigone / Eurydice<br><br>Trần Thiên Tú graduated from Shandong Academy of Art, China on Performing, and is working on her Master Degree on Theatre Directing at Pekin National Academy of Performing Arts, China. Tu has starred in many movies and cinematic projects since her early years, notably “Ao Lua Ha Dong” (2006), “Immortal Legend“ (2009), “Tim han vet seo” (2018), “For June” (2010) and “Invisible Evidence” (2020), “Biet thi noi, khong biet thi boi” (2021). © XplusX Studio
    Trần Thiên Tú (*1991) as Antigone / Eurydice

    Trần Thiên Tú graduated from Shandong Academy of Art, China on Performing, and is working on her Master Degree on Theatre Directing at Pekin National Academy of Performing Arts, China. Tu has starred in many movies and cinematic projects since her early years, notably “Ao Lua Ha Dong” (2006), “Immortal Legend“ (2009), “Tim han vet seo” (2018), “For June” (2010) and “Invisible Evidence” (2020), “Biet thi noi, khong biet thi boi” (2021).
  • Hong MA (*1985) as Creon<br><br>Hong MA graduated from Hanoi University of Architecture (HAU, Hanoi Architectural University), and after that, became an actor and a filmmaker, a member of TPD Center for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. In 2021, he played in “Life and its double”, an experimental theatre project by Trương Quế Chi at Manzi Art Space. © XplusX Studio
    Hong MA (*1985) as Creon

    Hong MA graduated from Hanoi University of Architecture (HAU, Hanoi Architectural University), and after that, became an actor and a filmmaker, a member of TPD Center for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. In 2021, he played in “Life and its double”, an experimental theatre project by Trương Quế Chi at Manzi Art Space.
  • Phạm Bảo Ngọc (*1996) as Ismene<br><br>Phạm Bảo Ngọc is a member of ATH Drama and Art Space, Hanoi DocLab in 2019 and Viplayback Theatre Group since 2019. Ngoc has participated as an actress in “The fly” by J.P.Sartre, directed by Quentin Delorme (2019), “Oresteia by Aeschylus”, directed by Ha Nguyen Long (2020), and “The exception and the rule” by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Quentin Delorme (2020), and “Life and its double”, an experimental theatre project by Trương Quế Chi (2021). © XplusX Studio
    Phạm Bảo Ngọc (*1996) as Ismene

    Phạm Bảo Ngọc is a member of ATH Drama and Art Space, Hanoi DocLab in 2019 and Viplayback Theatre Group since 2019. Ngoc has participated as an actress in “The fly” by J.P.Sartre, directed by Quentin Delorme (2019), “Oresteia by Aeschylus”, directed by Ha Nguyen Long (2020), and “The exception and the rule” by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Quentin Delorme (2020), and “Life and its double”, an experimental theatre project by Trương Quế Chi (2021).
  • Trần Quang Huy (*1999) as Haemon<br><br>Trần Quang Huy studied Acting in Hanoi University of Theatre and Cinema, and Theatre Directing at Pekin National Academy of Performing Arts. Huy has participated as an actor and singer in several plays and art projects in universities. © XplusX Studio
    Trần Quang Huy (*1999) as Haemon

    Trần Quang Huy studied Acting in Hanoi University of Theatre and Cinema, and Theatre Directing at Pekin National Academy of Performing Arts. Huy has participated as an actor and singer in several plays and art projects in universities.
  • Nguyễn Duy Anh Tuấn (*1997) as Guard / Tiresias<br><br>Nguyễn Duy Anh Tuấn graduated from Hanoi College of Art in Drama and Cinema Acting in 2020. He is now an actor of the Drama Theatre of Police. Anh Tuan starred in many projects for television and social media channels, such as An Ninh TV and Youtube. © XplusX Studio
    Nguyễn Duy Anh Tuấn (*1997) as Guard / Tiresias

    Nguyễn Duy Anh Tuấn graduated from Hanoi College of Art in Drama and Cinema Acting in 2020. He is now an actor of the Drama Theatre of Police. Anh Tuan starred in many projects for television and social media channels, such as An Ninh TV and Youtube.
  • Nguyễn Thu Hậu (*1980) as Messenger<br><br>Nguyễn Thu Hậu is a member of Viplayback Theatre Group, and has participated as an actress in “Stage Reading: ORESTEIA by Aeschylus”, directed by Hà Nguyên Long in 2020. In 2021, she played in Drama & Improvisation performance in the Festivals of Drama and Improvisation, organized by ATH Art Space. © XplusX Studio
    Nguyễn Thu Hậu (*1980) as Messenger

    Nguyễn Thu Hậu is a member of Viplayback Theatre Group, and has participated as an actress in “Stage Reading: ORESTEIA by Aeschylus”, directed by Hà Nguyên Long in 2020. In 2021, she played in Drama & Improvisation performance in the Festivals of Drama and Improvisation, organized by ATH Art Space.
  • Yết Yết (*1995) as Chorus<br><br>Yết Yết is a guitarist and a music producer, and currently playing at "Me2Band", an all-girl band based in Hanoi. © XplusX Studio
    Yết Yết (*1995) as Chorus

    Yết Yết is a guitarist and a music producer, and currently playing at "Me2Band", an all-girl band based in Hanoi.
  • Hương Trà (@nopoemforclaudia) (*1998) as Chorus<br><br>Hương Trà is a multimedia practitioner, with works ranging from poetic expression to experimental photo/audio/video art. She participated in "I (write) in Vietnamese" exhibition, "thơughtful" series, and collaborated on some other programs. © XplusX Studio
    Hương Trà (@nopoemforclaudia) (*1998) as Chorus

    Hương Trà is a multimedia practitioner, with works ranging from poetic expression to experimental photo/audio/video art. She participated in "I (write) in Vietnamese" exhibition, "thơughtful" series, and collaborated on some other programs.
  • Minh Ánh (*1996) as Chorus<br><br>Minh Ánh is a community worker, currently working at iSEE Institute as an Ethnic Minority program officer. © private
    Minh Ánh (*1996) as Chorus

    Minh Ánh is a community worker, currently working at iSEE Institute as an Ethnic Minority program officer.
  • Minh Tâm (*1999) as Chorus<br><br>Minh Tâm has just graduated Foreign Trade University. She is an eager beaver at writing, works in marketing and has never had any intention of experimenting with acting. Before joining “Antigone - Âm Mù” as an actress, she was the content writer at “COMPLEX 01”, a cultural venue/mall which was renovated from an old factory, featuring local brands and workshops. © XplusX Studio
    Minh Tâm (*1999) as Chorus

    Minh Tâm has just graduated Foreign Trade University. She is an eager beaver at writing, works in marketing and has never had any intention of experimenting with acting. Before joining “Antigone - Âm Mù” as an actress, she was the content writer at “COMPLEX 01”, a cultural venue/mall which was renovated from an old factory, featuring local brands and workshops.
  • Nguyễn Bình Minh (1999) as Chorus<br><br>Nguyễn Bình Minh plays several parts in “Antigone - Âm Mù” production : the content writer, the technical supervisor, an interactive script co-writer, and a member of the chorus. Outside these parts, He’s also a podcaster at “Union Hub”, where he does interviews with marginalized young artists/researchers about their works and social issues. © XplusX Studio
    Nguyễn Bình Minh (1999) as Chorus

    Nguyễn Bình Minh plays several parts in “Antigone - Âm Mù” production : the content writer, the technical supervisor, an interactive script co-writer, and a member of the chorus. Outside these parts, He’s also a podcaster at “Union Hub”, where he does interviews with marginalized young artists/researchers about their works and social issues.

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