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On the Border of Things (Part Two)

James Nguyen, Nguyen Cong Ai

Dates
4–6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20 May
Venue
Various
Tickets
Free
Hashtag
#OnTheBorderofThings

Access

    Film can also be viewed outside of the ute

This is not a ticketed event

An artist and a fruit picker take o on a road trip. They’re blood, but not close. Similar, yet with very different ideas about life. As they hit the road, you’re invited along for the ride. Presented in three parts across three separate locations, On the Border of Things sees artist James Nguyen share a drive with his uncle, Ai – himself an artist who makes a living by picking fruit in regional Australia. Like James’ parents, Ai attempted to flee Vietnam back in the eighties. But in contrast, free-spirited Uncle Ai isn’t interested in this idea of being the “good new Australian” as they are.

Viewed from the driver’s seat of an old ute, the documentary is a playful and refreshingly candid take on the classic road trip trope.

4 May – Abbotsford Convent Forecourt – 10am – 4pm (performance at 1pm)
5 May – Abbotsford Convent (Vegan Market) – 9am – 3pm (performance at 12pm)
6 May – Abbotsford Convent Forecourt –  10am – 4pm (performance at 1pm)
12 May – Testing Grounds – 10am – 4pm (performance at 1pm)
13 May – Edinburgh Gardens (Emely Baker Building) – 12pm – 5pm (performance at 2pm)
19 May –CERES Markets Brunswick – 9am – 3pm (performance at 11am)
20 May – Brunswick Mechanics Institute – 3pm onwards (performance at 3pm)

Created by
James Nguyen and Nguyen Cong Ai
Performance by
James Nguyen and Nguyen Thi Kim Nhung
Sound Design
Hayley Forward
Image
James Nguyen and Nguyen Cong Ai

On the Border of Things (Part Two) is a partnership with PACT and has been assisted by Create NSW.