A live performance exploring the cognitive phenomenon of synesthesia through the integration of dance and media. Dance costumes designed and assembled by Bic Vu. To demonstrate the connection between touch an sound, the costumes are embedded with strips of woven cassette tape Sonic Fabric that played a mix of noise when touched with a custom conductive module.
Costume Design: Bic Vu
Direction & Media: Anne McMeeking
Choreography: Chell Parkins
T is an art installation that explores the semiotics of public dress through the fundamentals of sculpture: mass and form, material and process, site and context. This exhibition consists of four T-shirt shaped objects made out of steel, aluminum, talcum, and sugar.
A T-shirt is arguably a universally recognizable article of clothing, but its familiarity when juxtaposed with everyday material challenges the social identity of dress.
Steel, aluminum, sugar, talcum
Photo: MaoMao, Bic Vu
T Think Process
Making of an Aluminum T-shirt
Production process film
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT
For Your Entertainment explores the practice of audience participation in performance art. Visitors are handed boxes of popped popcorn as they enter an installation in which a cloud of polyester stuffing hangs over a maze of maize. The artist then enters with a heat gun and melts the polyester cloud, releasing kernels of popped popcorn onto the floor. This project springs from the artist's training in theatre and art, and questions the role of entertainment in a formal exhibition space.
Produced & Performed by Bic Vu
Cinematography: Ryan Andrus
HERE & AWAY
Human Centered Design research and art film about homeland. Vietnam is a place implanted in the memory of an American audience as a war zone. The project aims to redefine perspectives through the artist’s personal memory.
Presented in conjunction with the Prague Quadrennial Six Acts.
Written & Directed by Bic Vu
Cinematography: Eric Gazzillo
AND THEN CAME TANGO
A new play about defining family. Based on the true story of the male penguin couple and their chick "Tango" at the Central Park Zoo.
Scenic & Costume Design: Bic Vu
Written by Emily Freeman
Director: Roxanne Schoeder-Arce
Lighting Design: Daniel Wright
Photo: Phil Wienholts & Lawrence Peart
Touring Performance for Young Audience
Texas Performing Art
Outstanding Theatre for Young Audience Play by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
A vending machine altered to dispense art during the Cohen New Works Festival. This project levels the art market and makes art purchasing a game. Over 300 individuals pieces were contributed by artists in Austin, New York, Los Angeles, the UK, and Italy.
Producers: Jason Buchanan & Bic Vu
Funded by Go! Grant through The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival
A boy looks after his ailing father who has ran away in search of the local anchorwoman.
Production & Costume Design: Bich "Bic" Vu
Written & Directed by Brian Schwarz
Winner of the The Academy of Motion Arts & Sciences Student Academy Award, 2013
A coming of age story of a girl risking her innocence to protect her beloved dog.
Production Design: Cara Stewart & Bich "Bic" Vu
Written & Directed by Annie Silverstein
1ST Place Festival de Cannes Cinefondation Awards
BAFTA Los Angeles Student Awards
Women of Luling is a photojournal documentation of the annual Watermelon Thump. The photos are a slice of life for the local women of Texas.