James Nguyen is an Australian artist and filmmaker based in Melbourne. He has been commissioned by institutions such as the Australian War Memorial, the Museum of Contemporary Art for the National 2019, and others. A past recipient of the Maddocks Art prize and the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, James has had the opportunity to develop projects and work collaboratively on experimental documentary, research and curatorial exchanges in NYC, Europe and the Asia Pacific.
The sound of the Đông Sơn drum echoes the history of Vietnamese culture: now it’s in your hands. Whether you’re witnessing master performances on a 2,000-year-old instrument or weaving your own sonic tapestry via a library of digitised recordings of this fascinating artefact, you’ll discover how its story continues to resonate today.