My Ancestoral Roots

Jennifer Tran & PROJECTnRt

My Ancestoral Roots
Site Location: Atherton Gardens Precinct
Date & Time:

Fri 21 July, 6pm-9pm

Sun 23 July, 6pm-9pm

Fri 28 July, 6pm-9pm

Sun 30 July, 6pm-9pm

Cost: FREE

Through a series of Chinese calligraphy, movements and visual projection with an experimental soundscape, this work is an exploration of an ancestral migration encased within a pre-fabricated tent. Inside the open tent, the artist sits practicing her calligraphy whilst surrounded by the mix of projection art and music. Passers-by are welcomed to enter the space and sit inside to participate in the art of writing. This experimental project explores the artist’s complex identity as an Asian Australian, whose ancestors migrated from both China and Vietnam. This work forms a meditative space for reflection of the past, the present and the future of migration and its culture.

Jennifer Tran & PROJECTnRt

Jennifer Tran is a Chinese Australian designer and community practitioner who was born on the land of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation – Footscray. With experience and local knowledge in theatre set design, community engagement and project coordination, at the core of Jen’s practice is the connection between people and place in time. Jen has a postgraduate qualification in Arts and Community Engagement from the VCA, and undergraduate degrees in both Interior Design (RMIT University) and Industrial Design (Honours)(Swinburne University). Jen made her debute as a public artist in 2015 with the City of Maribyrnong and was more recently one of two lead Asian-Australian artists for Inner Beat: Live, a collaborative public art project that explores the construction of complex identities, as part of the 2017 AsiaTOPA Festival. Currently, Jen is working at La Mama Theatre as the Design and Social Media Coordinator, whilst developing her own work exploring the art of Chinese calligraphy and her Chinese heritage. ARTIST WEBSITE.

Eneti Waretini, aka PROJECTnRt, is a Melbourne based multimedia artist who has been creating video content and projection art with a variety of Australian musicians.

This project is supported by: