Industry of Memory
In this four part series, I use a horror or a Silent Hill ethos to address trans-generational trauma and critique American images of Vietnamese women during the war in Vietnam. Originally, the coloured pencil drawings I incorporated into this series were a part of another series where I drew from war films and found footage and tried to impose a more critical gaze. What I discovered is that these reference images resisted critique because of how gaze-y they were.
Isabelle Nguyen is a Montreal based comic book writer and illustrator from Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History in 2017. Her comics have been published in print and on the web by the Fine Arts Reading Room, carte-blanche and Tabulit. Currently, she is throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks.