Saigoneer

Back Arts & Culture » Music & Art » Digital Media/Art Project Launching This Month

Digital Media/Art Project Launching This Month

If you’re a creative, digital-minded person who is passionate about Indochina, here’s a great project for you. Riverorchid Digital, an agency specializing in branding, PR and media, is embarking on a project to discover and celebrate Indochina through digital media and creativity. They want to find out what Indochina really means to a modern, digitally connected world by asking its people to share their views; creating a crowd-sourced integrated online and real world art event unlike anything seen before in this region.

The project will be hosted at www.theindochinaproject.com where participants will be asked one simple question ‘What does indochina mean to you?’ and be encouraged to submit their answer in the most creative way possible. This could be a photo, video, music recording, written story, digital artwork or anything else they feel best represents their impression of Indochina.

According to the project’s website:

“Over the course of the campaign The Indochina Project will see contributors from across the Indochina and the globe participate in a unique creative process, adding to the website to create a crowd sourced online artwork. The culmination of the project will be a real world exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, showcasing all of the artworks submitted to the website. A wall of screens will be set up at the event where all of the works will be put on rotating display. Each work will be displayed with a QR code allowing people to jump quickly to that page on the website from their smart phone where they will be able to comment on and share it.”

Nifty stuff.

An event highlighting the project will be held on June 22, 2013 from 12pm – 10pm in Ho Chi Minh City. One lucky participant will be selected to travel to Ho Chi Minh City (free airfare from anywhere in the world and 2 nights accommodation) and create their artwork live at the event: this could be a painter live painting, a musician or dancer performing or a poet reciting. They will perform alongside an impressive international lineup of artists including: Rah Akaishi (Sri Lanka), Liar Ben (Vietnam), and Peepshow (New Zealand).

Submissions open May 13, 2013.

Visit www.theindochinaproject.com to participate. For more information contact shea.oneill@riverorchid.

Related Articles

in Music & Arts

$840,000 Vietnamese Oil Painting Sets Christie’s Record

While SE Asia may not be known for fine oil paintings the way Europe is, Vietnam boasts a few exceptional artists in this discipline. One of these is the 20th century painter, Lê Phổ, whose artis...

in Music & Arts

'Beautiful Saigon Project' Explores Saigon Through HipHop

Hip hop has a special place in our hearts so when we see the style gaining popularity in Vietnam, we get pretty excited. We just stumbled upon this extremely entertaining and well-produced hip hop vi...

in Music & Arts

'Licence 2 Draw': UuDam Tran Nguyen Brings Robotic Art to Vietnam

Software-based creations are increasingly populating the 21st century art scene, which sees smart phones, websites, digital moving images and software used to investigate and address the most varied t...

in Music & Arts

10 Awesome Traditional Vietnamese Songs

Petites Planètes compiled a wonderful sampling of traditional Vietnamese music, from funeral songs to those played in Hue's Imperial Citadel, and put the playlist online.

in Music & Arts

15 Awesome Drone Images of Downtown Hanoi

We’re all about seeing Vietnam from different vantage points, from street level to outer space. But perhaps the perfect middle ground are photos taken from drones which give the viewer a birds eye per...

in Music & Arts

18 Photos That Combine Past And Present Vietnam In A Single Image

We love before and after shots of Vietnam as much as anyone, to the point where we’ve dedicated an entire Facebook group to the comparisons. But Vietnamese photographer, Khánh Hmoong, takes this conce...