Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú
Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú
Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú is an up and coming experimental video artist based in Ho Chi
Minh City, Vietnam.
His work focuses on themes of queer identity and fantasy, depicting scenes of playful
reverie and inner dialogue translated to film. Tú approaches video making through a
combination of animated collages and chroma key compositing to produce scenes
that mimic dreamlike states.
Pham Nguyen Anh Tú runs ‘Đéo’, an independent Cinema at 289e Bar in Ho Chi Minh
City where he has worked with local organisers such as Sài Gòn Queer, Saigon
Experimental and Space Monkies to help support emerging and established video
artists within Saigon and provide a space for film education and discussion which
previously was not available.
He has shown works at such institutions as The British Museum, London (as part of
Queer Asia Film Festival), Pugnant Film Series in Athens, Greece and Saigon
Experimental in Ho Chi Minh City. More recently he was the residency prize
winner of the Dogma Prize for their 2019 exhibition ‘The Encounter’ shown at
Galerie Quynh. In October of 2019 he will be undertaking the Bamboo Curtain
International Residency Exchange Program for two months.
Works in residency
I filmed a short experimental video about my dream, my subconsciousness. It is an observation of thoughts and emotions.
I was able to learn more about my practice and explore the aesthetic that I want for my video. I also met so many interesting people and got a chance to connect with them. Also, see Taiwan for the first time, it was amazing to get to know the culture, the food and the people.
Being in a new place definitely affected my normal routine and the way I do things. There was a window near BCS with a lot of orange and red birds, and that one caught a lot of my attention so I decided to film it and put it in my short. And being there alone with myself most of the time, I had to confront my own thoughts and go deeper within my own self. That leads to me learning more about myself as well as the project I was doing.