MEMORY VS. MEMORY

MEMORY VS. MEMORY
by Ly Hoang Ly and Patricia Nguyen
October 23

memory vs. memory is a life-long durational performance between Ly Hoang Ly and Patricia Nguyenexploring the freedom and confinement, inherited memory, and the ethics of witnessing. Growing up on different sides of the Vietnam/American War, politically and geographically, both performers share a history of their fathers’ incarceration after the end of the war. Ly’s father was imprisoned in a jail in the capital city and Nguyen’s father was imprisoned in a hard labor camp in the rural area on the border of Cambodia and Vietnam. From Vietnam to the United States and in the liminality of waterways in between, Ly and Patricia’s collaboration is birthed out of a desire to delve deeper into the assemblages of their shared and divergent histories. memory vs. memory exist as a series of installation performances integrating performance art, sculpture, and poetry.