Solo Exhibition by Huong Ngo
August 27-September 23, 2017
EXPO Art After Hours: Friday, September 15, 6-9pm
3522 W. Franklin Blvd.
Inspired by the concept of the backyard as territory of negotiating difference, Huong Ngo will create a site-specific sound installation that examines and archives the often invisible and unspoken aspects of growing up bilingually. For the project, Ngo interviewed nine participants, who grew up in bilingual or multilingual households, delving into how language is bound up in their sense of identity, belonging, perceptions of the world, and places in geopolitical histories. Ngo guides the participants through workshops using bird calls as scores for performative uses of their languages.