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Maker(s):Ngo, Huong
Culture:American (1979 - )
Title:The Voice is an Archive
Date Made:2016
Type:Time-Based Media
Materials:Single channel digital video, black & white, sound; 6:00 minutes; Edition 1/5 (with AP)
Accession Number:  SC 2018.5
Credit Line:Purchased with funds from the Contemporary Associates, Smith College Museum of Art

Description:
black-and-white video; three side-by-side screens appear with two sisters in black shirts, the artist on the right, her sister on the left, with the artist's young niece in a white shirt in the center, wearing white headphones against a light background; all three have long dark hair; they variously speak in English and sing along in Vietnamese to an audio recording of the artist's mother

Keywords/Tags:
language, memory, family, Vietnam, performance, matrilineal, archives, history

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