I wish you knew me by my name
With the encounter of the current Vietnamese flag, my parents get upset. It’s the symbol of the communist regime they had fled. Instead, they will use the South-Vietnamese flag. A flag that is banished in the homeland. This flag is still used widely by the Vietnamese diaspora who come from the exodus of the Vietnam war. It also carries the name “Lá cờ Tự do và Di sản”, meaning the heritage and freedom flag. “I wish you knew me by my name” is a series of works in which I question representation of the individual vs. the collective & the ownership of space through the use of flags.