01/07/2022 - 03/09/2022

Contemporary - Video & Sound

Moi Tran - Civic Sound Archive

Wed-Sat: 12-6pm

PEER is pleased to present Civic Sound Archive, the first solo exhibition in an institution by artist Moi Tran. Working with painting, installation, sound, video and performance, Tran’s work explores the intersection between contemporary art and live performance. Tran often uses objects as a way to intervene in civic and social spaces, and has a professional parallel practice as a set and costume designer.

For her exhibition at PEER, Tran has produced the first public presentation of an ongoing, process-driven project Civic Sound Archive, comprising video, sound, tapestry, a recording booth, library and website.

Civic Sound Archive is an unruly, anecdotal repository for sonic expression as personal testimony, celebrating the joy of poor acoustics and fleeting sonic encounters that are often devalued within traditional archival methods. The project acts as an ongoing process of knowledge-making that uses a sonic auto-ethnography to map personal experiences and celebrates the power of archival practice in marginal spaces.


Shoreditch 99 Hoxton St, N1 6QL