RESCUE ME, RESCUE ME is centred around a body of work titled, ‘Causing a Commotion’ and consists of photographic and installation pieces.
The war in Vietnam ended in 1975 and after that the country had been proactively rebuilding its nation. ‘Causing a Commotion’ investigates political and social culture within Vietnam through the lens of Trần’s childhood experiences and memories of living and attending school in Vietnam in the 90s, where the education curriculum was predominantly focusing on rebuilding the new generation’s minds. However, American and Western pop culture was sneaking back into the communist country. The works speak to the experience of seeking colour in a black and white society, where freedom of speech is oppressed and individualism is not regarded highly.