In various fields such as mathematics, programming and system building, ‘recursion’ could be understood as when a system refers to itself. This ‘recursive’ nature has always been a prominent feature of My Land, a fictional world that takes self-referentiality as one of its core values: “This territory does not correspond to any known culture in human history. It has its own systems of logic, language, and metrology that are functional only within themselves” (from Hà Ninh’s artist’s statement for My Land). Hà Ninh Pham’s solo exhibition, 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴, sheds light on the invention of a new language called ‘Loop Script’ that Hà Ninh has been working on since early 2022. ‘Loop Script’ is a language that was born out of My Land and is capable of self-documenting its own history. Through an array of works spanning drawings, sculptures, and video games, Hà Ninh also ponders over the constructedness of language and its capacity to reveal differing realities.
Hà Ninh Pham @haninhpham (born 1991, Hanoi, Vietnam) is an artist and educator from Hanoi, Vietnam, who works primarily in drawing, sculpture and game design. His work explores the way in which we construct an understanding of territories from afar.
Date: 8 October (Saturday) - 5 November (Saturday) 2022
Venue: A+ WORKS of ART
Time: 12-7pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, Appointment only