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K i m v i (artist Kimvi Nguyen) will be performing Sign for Peace in St.Leonards next month.

Each weekend during the festival an artist will transform the space on top of Warrior Square Public Toilets into a platform for performance.

Working with white cotton handkerchiefs and individual branches, Kimvi uses maratime communication to spell out ‘PEACE’ over and over, until exhaustion. WARRIOR SQUARE CONVENIENCES
Join us each weekend for a performance atop the public toilets at Warrior Square – seafront side of the main road. Some are durational and some are repeated but all will make you see this unused space in a new light.

Kimvi Nguyen – Sign For Peace
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.

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