My ancestors myself and my alternate, 2010 by Phuong Ngo

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Artist's statement

History that I have had no part in making, defines who I am as a Vietnamese Australian/Australian Vietnamese. Cold War theories and policies have resulted in a fortunate life in Australia, which means that I have gained from the misfortunes of war. This work is an investigation into my being and that of a generation born following the Vietnam War. It analyses the relationship between those who determine war and those who have formed an identity from it.