The Event is open for public from 9h00 to 21h00, on March 26, 2022 


Ô Cách Market, Lane 59 Ngô Gia Tự, Long Biên, Hà Nội

Notice: Due to the COVID situation in Hanoi, please message us in advance to register.


Curated by: Vũ Đức Toàn

The organizing team would like to pay the deepest tribute and thank you to artists of pieces that were re-enacted for having permitted the rebirth of their works in this event. Warmest thanks to Á Space’s volunteers for their zealous support.
Curation: Vũ Đức Toàn
Technical and managerial assistance: Đỗ Anh Thư, Quang Quang, mi-mimi
Design: Hải Lê
Translation: Nguyễn Thanh Tâm
Photo and video documentation: Đan Nguyễn, Vân Anh, Hải Lê, Toonjin, Hùng Lê
Volunteers: Nguyễn Thu Phương (Cas), Nguyễn Thanh Tâm, Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Trinh, Hải Lê, Nguyễn Thị Hoàng Hiền
Á Space would like to thank artists Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Tuấn Mami, Lại Diệu Hà, Phụ Lục, Nguyễn Đình Phương for allowing our participating artists to re-enact their works. Also thanks to artists Trần Lương and Nguyễn Trinh Thi for giving us access to the documentation of the works to be presented as contextual materials.
Last but not least, our deep thanks to silent contribution from: chú Nam Béo, cô Vân (Đặng Thuỳ Anh’s mother), cô Thuật (Đỗ Anh Thư’s mother), anh Quang and bác Thà (Tuấn Mami’s brother and mother), anh Thuỷ, em Cao Việt Nga.
The event cannot be realized with financial support from Rory Gill and Nguyễn Thị Diệp.
Clawing out all the volumes and quantities measuring space and time, the initial result could only unveil the mainstays of successive scopes, the possibly slipped-away intervals, the leapfrogging of dispelling, the in-recovery efforts for resurrection, or merely a professional analysis to span longer the “longevity” of creations. These intentions are susceptible to patterns dictated directly by the bounding of transient moments. Of daylights or electric lights or assumed contrast pairs of the traffic jam hours and break time or the generosity of laid-back moments and the fierceness when the hours are flying away.
‘Morning – Noon – Afternoon – Evening’ here does not weigh heavily down upon first-person chapter-based narratives, or transitorily consider it as an opportunity for the people in it to brush up on their “learnings”, hence the landscape could also “learn”. The tasks are always old, the tools are always old, for “performance art” practitioners, it seems even more difficult to be any different. Always has this been the same body, this same smear of breath, this same mind… that float amidst the space and time in either one way or another with packed luggage or spic-and-span ones. Which is of parity to an opinion.
There might be at least 4-5 projects and up to 14-15 “performance art” practitioners in ‘Morning – Noon – Afternoon – Evening’. Therefore, it is plausible that both the artist and the audience have to be newly attuned with their observations to pick out what they would miss and would not.
(Vũ Đức Toàn)
Á Space is honored to introduce the first program inaugurating the Year of Tiger: The Mini Performance Festival ‘Morning – Noon – Afternoon – Evening’, putting forward a proposal to rethink the “format” of organizing a performance art event, restructuring and loosening the factors of time and space of a performance art festival. In addition to that, the program also sets aside a “volume” for some participating artists to “cover” works from a colleague or a teacher to them or to make inspired works or transformational ones.
The event will be divided into four sections: Morning – Afternoon – Evening – Night. Visitors can drop by at any time during the festival.
MORNING / 9h00 – 10h30
Nguyễn Thị Diệp
residency space, first floor (20 ~ 30’)
Nguyễn Huy An
studio space, first floor (durational)
Flexible Hair Salon Project (Đinh Thảo Linh)
in the alley on the side of Á Space (durational)
Dự án Hay Là Nấu & Ăn in collaboration with Flinh and Lê Tú Anh
kitchen area (durational)
NOON / 11h30 – 13h00
Đỗ Văn Hoàng
studio space, first floor (durational)
Nguyễn Văn Song and Nguyễn Đình Phương 
studio space, first floor (5 ~ 10’)
La Mai and Phạm Hải
variable spaces
Hay Là Nấu & Ăn Project in collaboration with Phụ Lục
on the stairway and kitchen area, third floor (durational)
AFTERNOON / 14h30 — 17h00
Nguyễn Văn Thuỷ
on the terrace above the kitchen area (30 ~ 40’)
Hay Là Nấu & Ăn in collaboration with Đặng Thùy Anh, also a re-enactment of a detail in The Appendix Group’s “A 6-meter table” (Factory Bar, Hanoi, 2012) [3] kitchen space, third floor, and Ô Cách market (durational)
Vũ Đức Toàn’s re-enactment of an untitled performance by Nguyễn Đình Phương (The Factory, HCMC, 2016) [4] simultaneously on the train trail and on the second-floor grass (5’)
EVENING / 18h30 — 20h30
Flinh’s re-enactment of Lại Diệu Hà’s “Talking to the fan” (DOM DOM II, Nhà Sàn Studio, Hà Nội, 2006) [5] along the corridor of the library, second floor (30 ~ 40’)
Lại Diệu Hà
studio space, first floor (durational)
Flexible Hair Salon Project (Đinh Thảo Linh & Hyang Chu)
Á Space’s neighbor’s workshop space (durational)
Vũ Đức Toàn in collaboration with Ngô Thành Bắc, Nguyễn Huy An, Nguyễn Văn Song, Nguyễn Văn Thuỷ, Nguyễn Văn Phúc, La Mai, Nguyễn Thị Diệp…, an re-enactment of “Unsubtitled” by Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Nhà Sàn Studio, 2010) [6] outside Á Space’s main entrance (15 ~ 20’)
Đặng Thuỳ Anh’s re-enactment of “Protest against the void” by Tuấn Mami (NIPAF IN:ACT 2015, Nhà Sàn Collective, 24 Lý Quốc Sư, Hà Nội) [7] in the alley on the side of Á Space (15 ~ 20’)
Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy
crossing the studio space, first floor, spaces variable (50 ~ 60’)
Hay Là Nấu & Ăn Project in collaboration with Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy and La Mai
kitchen area, third floor (durational)