Now that I have made it, I am ready to begin artmaking in Vietnamese . Here are some initial ideas I have been pondering: Record broken conversations between me and the folks I attempt to speak to.
Bring together local musicians for a round of music making on the waterfront.
Ride every elevator in Danang.
Learn to fish with the old men. Record their stories of turbulent waters and giant catches even if I can't understand an inch of what they say.
Ask some people who I meet to write a bit of wisdom in a notebook. This does not need to be in English.
Take portraits of myself next to strangers who say hello to me.
Sniffing booth Vietnamese style? I might have to offer up some funds, but it might work.
Cooking for strangers. I have done it before, in the US and Chile, so I might as well try to do it here. I did see a giant squid at the market today.