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Event Details

Mar 8 to
May 24

The Propeller Group: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78712
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This film by The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Vietnam and California, combines actual footage and staged portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals that shift dramatically from documentary to poetic. Music plays a significant role in the narrative, establishing unexpected continuities between South Vietnam and Louisiana Gulf Coast traditions. Despite the somber context, the film captivates with the inclusion of mysterious symbols and performers.

Image: The Propeller Group, The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music (video still), 2014
Single-channel film, 21:15 minutes
Image courtesy of the artists and James Cohan, New York