VAN HAI [ Live at Zukunft 10.07.10 @ Fuse ]

Based in Switzerland, Van Hai is originally from Vietnam and is an artist in the true sense of the word. Not only does he take us on a voyage into the heart of emotion through music, but also through other diverse art forms such as video, plastic and graphic art, writing and photography.

By binding various media, his work becomes indefinable, boundaries and categories are words that mean nothing to him. By taking the essence of his writing and transforming it into an acoustic snapshot, he manages to paint portraits of an instance. By making his own clips, photographic cuts and films, he creates atmospheres and installs emotion, just as all the Grand Masters have strived to do. He uses sound as an artist would use aquarelle, letting just a hint of Asian kitsch wash with the colors of Latin tragedy while using brush strokes of Swiss precision, trying to make sense of all the crucial events and people that illustrate his life.

Van Hai