18, 19 Jan – RE-IMAGINING THE CITY – details!

British Council
40 Cat Linh,

I mentioned this exciting event earlierdetails are now available.

Below is info from the British Council press release.



A unique night of audiovisual performance, a talk and film screening featuring London based audiovisual pioneers D-Fuse and Vietnamese creatives.

This will be the century of the city – nowhere more so than in East Asia where hundreds of millions of people now live in high density urban communities. Artists, architects and designers will play a significant role in shaping the quality of life in our cities. The UK and countries throughout East Asia have much to gain from sharing skills, ideas, resources and networks between these people.

As part of the British Council’s initiative entitled Creative Cities, Re-imagining the City is an audio-visual project which explores how artists are both influenced by, and can help shape, cities. It aims to give artists a voice in how cities are planned and experienced and will address issues of creativity, community and connectivity, identity, planning and sustainability.

Re-imagining the City will tour to 12 cities in 8 countries (New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan and Indonesia) from June 2007 to August 2008, coming to Vietnam in January 2008

From 18 to 21 January 2008, in collaboration with the Vietnam Performing Arts Agency, the British Council Vietnam and onedotzero present Re-Imagining the City to audiences in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City featuring D-Fuse from London and Vietnamese creatives.

The events include:

D-Fuse Live Performance: Surface (Hanoi)
A collaborative, ongoing audiovisual work, produced by the London-based creative group, D-Fuse, together with local creatives in eight cities across East Asia.
In Hanoi, D-Fuse and Vietnamese artists Tri Minh, Trinh Thi, Pham Ngoc Duong and Nguyen Duc Tu will film and record aspects of the city over three days before performing the result live. As the first ever audiovisual night with UK and Vietnam, Surface will have captured the essence of Hanoi on film and in sound in a unique and vital way.

Friday 18 January 2008, 7.30 p.m. Hanoi Fine Arts University, 42 Yet Kieu
Free tickets for the event can be collected from the British Council Vietnam, 40 Cat Linh from 14 January 2008

Talk on ‘The Role of Artists in the Shaping of Cities’ (By invitations only)
A talk on how artists can help improve our cities featuring D-Fuse, Michael Norman DaCosta Babb from the UK and local creatives

Hanoi: Saturday 19 January, 5.00 p.m., Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Ho Chi Minh City: Monday 21 January, 6.00 p.m., Duxton Hotel, 63 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Screening onedotzero graphic cities (By invitations only)
Innovative moving image work exploring artists’ interpretations of the urban environment, specially curated by onedotzero. Creatives include Neutral, Ed Holdsworth, Richard Fenwick, Light Surgeons and many more.

Hanoi Saturday 19 January, 7.00 p.m., Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Ho Chi Minh City Monday 21 January, 8.00 p.m., Duxton Hotel, 63 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Further Info

Creative Cities
Re-imagining the City is a part of the British Council’s Creative Cities project – a three year cultural and artistic partnership between East Asia and the UK to develop creative cities with successful knowledge economies where global citizens can thrive.
Onedotzero is a London-based hybrid organization including a cross-media production company and an acclaimed international network of events. Pioneering in its vision, onedotzero champions and explores new forms of moving image, celebrating the next generation of creators. Its activities range from a DVD label to events, education to publishing, and consultancy to productions.
D-Fuse are a collective of London-based artists who explore a wide range of creative media. Their explorations of live audiovisual performance, mobile media, web, print, art and architecture, TV and film, have been shown internationally at venues and events such as V&A (London), Sonar, (Barcelona), Ars Electronica (Linz), Mori Arts Centre (Tokyo), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and many others. They have collaborated with musicians such as Steve Reich, Beck and Scanner, and conceived the highly influential VJ: Audiovisual Art + VJ Culture.

British Council
40 Cat Linh, Hanoi
T +84 (0)4 843 6780
F +84 (0)4 843 4962


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