THE LIVING NEED LIGHT, THE DEAD NEED MUSIC

a visual and musical journey through the fantastical funeral rituals of south Vietnam, with parallels to those of New Orleans


The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music is a visual and musical journey through the fantastical funeral traditions and rituals of south Vietnam. It attempts to engage in dialogue with funerary traditions that pulsate in the same vein throughout the global south. The film merges documentary footage of actual funeral processions with stunning re-enactments that bring the film into the realm of the abstract, poetic and metaphorical – a rumination on death and the lives that pay homage to it.

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CREDITS

Director: Đạo diễn bởi
Producer: Sản xuất bởi, Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Director of Photography: Đạo diễn hình ảnh, Phunam
Art Director: Hoạ sĩ thiết kế

SPECS

Year: 2014
Length: 21 min
Language:  Vietnamese
Country: Vietnam


ABout the propeller group

The Propeller Group was established in 2006 as a cross-disciplinary structure for creating ambitious art projects. With backgrounds in visual art, film, and video, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen created the collective to harness the synergetic spirit encountered in large-scale production efforts. Through multi-platform work, collaborations with other artists, and dual headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam and Los Angeles, California, The Propeller Group is able to integrate many resources and idiosyncrasies in their practice, which expose the strategies of the type of global agency their name suggests.