Ho Tzu Nyen in conversation with AAA Researcher Chương-Đài Võ on his multimedia project ‘The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: G for Ghost(writers)’ presented in the AAA Library, 21 March to 19 August 2017. Developed during his AAA residency, the installation introduces an interactive internet platform created in collaboration with Pad.ma, Yasuhiro Morinaga, and Bani Haykal. Starting with the question of what unites the region called Southeast Asia, Ho creates a ‘dictionary’ comprising narratives of shape-shifting and amorphous characters, ideas, and genres—one of which is Gene Hanrahan, who supposedly wrote and edited books of a wide ideological span, ranging from The Communist Struggle in Malaya to The Wild Years: Ernest Hemingway and 50 Great Oriental Stories.

Ho Tzu Nyen: The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, Vol 1: G for Ghost(writers)