Mình zine vol. ii was published on stolen lands belonging to the people of the Kulin nation. As the producer, I pay my respect to the elders of this land, the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples. Genocide happened here. Colonial violence is still happening here. Sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty has yet to be acknowledged.
— Xen Nhà
The word mình has several applications in the Vietnamese language. It is used as I, you and we and also makes reference to the Vietnamese body; from the shoulders to the tailbone. The core of the Vietnamese body is not the heart, but the stomach.
Mình maps the elasticity of gender and the body through the lens of a Vietnamese queer translocated women of colour.
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About Xen Nhà //
Xen Nhà means ‘stranger at home’ and is the artist persona of Thanh Hằng Phạm / việt lai artist & radio producer/ living in Narrm Melbourne / broadcasting words, photography, & skin.