When four French Michelin-star chefs were in town for an event at the Sofitel last month, one would think that their culinary interests would take them to as many of Saigon’s famous street food eateries as possible. But when we heard that they all ate at the same restaurant for three nights out of their one-week trip, we set out to understand why.
From the organizer: Salon Saigon cordially invites you to the talk with artist Alec Schachner, Crystal Vibrations: Technoart vs the Death Force. On Zen and the Art of Soldering.
Alec Schachner is a multi-genre musician, sound installation artist, independent scholar & poetry translator. His sound installation work over the past several years has focused on creating viewer-interactive/immersive audio spaces by using voltage-generating piezoelectric contact elements to transform everyday objects and materials into sound-reactive instruments. This Feb 18th he would like to examine technology as life-force versus death-force, zen and various arts in the contemporary age, the fostering of temporary autonomous zones and magical crystal-immersion spaces. Alec will introduce his works and conceptual approach before opening to a wider discussion on why technology and technological language appears so dense and unapproachable to many and how we can collectively approach the overwhelming lack in widespread knowledge regarding the basic functioning of everyday technology. Why this is not so scary after all, why we should strongly consider learning to code or accept that we are being coded, and how this can all be very fun with one eye closed
RSVP via email to email@example.com RSVP deadline: Feb 17th, 2017 Free entrance Languages: English and Vietnamese
Saturday, 18 February
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon Saigon | 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, D3, Ho Chi Minh City