Equally Blind #1

Marker on four panes of plexiglass, 35 x 35 x 1 each (4 pieces total).
*left to right: love, absence of love, life, absence of life.


Cam Xanh’s work often pulsates between the nonchalant, minimal visual of its facade, and the anguished, emotionally-charged essence of its meanings. Despite her long commitment to art – Cam Xanh has contributed to the scene under different roles – I don’t think many people really know her. That is among the reasons why I wanted to invite Cam Xanh to join the exhibition with this particular work.

Description from White Noise Exhibition Brochure, 2023, p. 10.


Tightly-engraved, uniform circles take on a grid-like appearance similar to that of dotted notebooks, and with some marked in white, they begin to evoke the Braille writing system. Yet meaning is rendered unattainable by the flatness of the plexiglass on which the dots emerge. In line with Cam Xanh’s practice, which has long concerned language, the work explores different modes of communication, in particular the textual systems through which we transmit knowledge, and raises issues of legibility, accessibility and misunderstanding.*
*Edited from materials provided by the artist.

Original statement by the artist from White Noise Exhibition Brochure, 2023, p. 9.