Nguyễn + Transitory | Topography of Vulnerabilities #1
© Irma Fadhila

© Irma Fadhila


Nguyễn + Transitory: „Topography of Vulnerabilities #3“

In Topography of Vulnerabilities #3 the artist duo Nguyễn + Transitory will explore the possibilities of sound transmissions through digital spaces. How do we experience sound in these virtual spaces and would it be possible to turn these rooms into temporary places of comfort where one would be able to dive in and forget about the continuing standstill in these tense times?


Nguyễn + Transitory

is composed of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. Their work crosses the disciplines of sound, performance, and installation. Working mainly with modular synthesizers and analog tape, they attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm and performance from a less colonial lens – looking into how frequencies, the physicality of producing sounds and its incidental vibrations relate to cognitive memories, stored emotions and catharsis. Their practice involves as well efforts to empirically learn more about various Southeast Asian + diaspora queer existences and lost histories.

Their recent works include the sound installation Topography Of Vulnerabilities #1 & #2 and Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing, an immersive site-spcific installative sound performance which has been presented at CTM Festival 2019 (Berlin), Serralves Museum (Porto), Ultima 2019 (Oslo), WORM (Rotterdam), Submerge Festival 2019 (Bristol), HeK (Basel) and PACT Zollverein (Essen) amongst others.

Besides their artistic practice, they also run their own mastering studio called Queer Ear Mastering.