Jrai Dew projects critically the cost of capitalized world through mythic narratives.It takes inspiration from Jrai belief in the human and the cosmos. In their philosophy, being human is a part of the metamorphosis cycle of nature. After death, the journey going back to their origin ends at becoming dew (ia ngôm in Jrai language) evaporating to the environment - the state of non-being - the beginning particles of new existence. In this metaphorical context, forestland with its people is the vanishing dew, while new existence of modernization arise. By using products and symbols that either belong to the Central Highlands of Vietnam or related to the violent changes in history, Jrai Dew leads to a scene of human chaos in a poetic and critical way. 


Art Labor & Joan Jonas


Hammock Cafe


Drowning Dew