The exposition outlines the making of Inside/Outside, a recent installation built on a concept by Nguyễn Thanh Thủy and developed in collaboration between The Six Tones, the choreographer Marie Fahlin and sound artist Matt Wright. The concept for Inside/Outside reflects an analysis of the choreography of gender (Foster 1998) in the performance of traditional Vietnamese music: The spectators find three glass boxes containing musicians dressed in traditional Vietnamese queen costume. When the audience moves through the space, the reflections in the boxes create a primary level of being inside and outside the boxes. You see yourself inside the box, and you see the performers reflected in each other’s boxes. The movements of the performers amplify and transform gendered stereotypes from musical performance.
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