Karaoke Performance 1: Hoang Tran Nguyen: Work, Worker

Thu 20 Jan 2022

This is a past program.
Rear, Mamma Chens, 42A Albert Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Rear, Mamma Chens, 42A Albert Street, Footscray: is a 3 minute walk from Footscray station. This location is Wheelchair accessible, it is paved but with some uneven surfaces. There is an accessible toilet onsite. Both paid and free street parking available near Albert St. Bus and train access are in close proximity.

This is an outdoor event and we have a number of measures in place to ensure COVID-safety.

Before attending the event, please read the following COVID safety guidelines and measures for this event:

All visitors must check in via the QR code onsite and provide proof of vaccination to ACCA staff member
Face masks must be worn at all times
Please help us maintain social distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between you and others at all times
Please use the hand sanitiser provided
Microphones will be cleaned/disinfected between use
No refreshments will be served
Please stay at home if you have been instructed to isolate, are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, or have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Join Hoang Tran Nguyen for a participatory karaoke performance, Work, Worker. With a list of songs that are themed and or titled in relation to work, working and workers, the repertoire spans trade union songs to pop music, and includes tracks in both English and Vietnamese.

The series begins in January in Footscray, at the former offices to the Australian Natives Association (ANA), a union for young, Australian-born white men formed in the colonial era, whose advocacy supported Federation and the White Australia Policy. Now the home of Mamma Chen’s, a thriving contemporary music venue and artist studio complex, the building also bears the history of multiple artistic spaces, including as a former site of long-running artist-run initiative West Space. 

The song menus for this project will also be available at ACCA in advance of the events, in the Project Space: The Hoarding

Read more about the work here »