1-30 September 2018
[Open Studios 1/2 and 8/9 Sep]


Saturday 16 September from 1pm
On top of Warrior Square Public Toilets


Kimvi will perform simple actions by using a pair of white flags created from cotton handkerchiefs tied to individual branches. The white flags are to signify to all that an approaching negotiator is unarmed, with a desire to communicate.

The Flag semaphore method, adopted and widely used in the maritime world (from the Greek, sema, meaning sign and phero, meaning bearer) is a telegraphy system conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals. Information is encoded by the position of the flags; it is read when the flag is in a fixed position.

Each letter spelled out will be held in position as long as possible, before the next letter is created. This process will be repeated continually spelling out the word ‘PEACE’ until complete physical exhaustion.

Kimvi Nguyen is a Visual Artist based in Winchester, born in North Wales to Vietnamese parents she grew up in Southampton. Since graduating from Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art, Kimvi has continued to challenge her practise through creating site specific responses. These have included being Creative Den’s first artist in residence in Tamnougalt, Morocco, NCCA artist in residence in St Petersburg, Russia, Solo Exhibition at VDU Gallery Kaunas, Lithuania and Performance collaboration as part of IPA International Performance week Venice, Italy.