Nguyễn Trinh Thi: 47 Days, Sound-less
47 Days, Sound-less by Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Trinh Thi is a film that explores the relationships between sound and silence, vision, language, colours and their absence. Nguyễn identifies “peripheries”—including natural landscapes used as backdrops, uncredited characters and soundtracks from American and Vietnamese movies—that reveal more-than-human perspectives. Offering new ways of looking and listening, 47 Days, Sound-less invites audiences to reflect on the inextricable relationship between a place and its inhabitants.
47 Days, Sound-less by Nguyễn Trinh Thi is commissioned by the Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ Hong Kong and Singapore Art Museum—Moving Image Commission 2021. The commission aims to support contemporary artistic production within the field of the moving image and is directed at artists of Asian origin, nationality or living in Asia.
Commissioned by the Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+, Hong Kong and Singapore Art Museum
Image credit: Nguyễn Trinh Thi. Still of 47 Days, Sound-less. 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.