‘RESCUE ME, RESCUE’ ME is centred around a body of work titled, ‘Causing a Commotion’ and consists of photographic and installation pieces. ‘Causing a Commotion’ investigates the political and social culture within Vietnam through the lens of Tran’s childhood experiences and memories of living and attending school in Vietnam in the ‘90s. Tran’s compelling imagery speaks to the experience of seeking colour in a black and white society, where freedom of speech is oppressed and individualism is not regarded highly.
Bobby Minh Tran was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (formerly known as Saigon) and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Tran’s work often reflects upon personal memories and experience to investigate broader social, historical and political themes, predominantly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the 20th century and onwards. Bobby’s most recent exhibition was at BSG Gallery 2017.