This is how you try to bring about change?
A performance art team made quite a scene in the central town of Hue on Friday morning with a piece about the ongoing environmental disaster that has killed a large number of fish in Vietnam.
But only a few hours after the artists started walking along the Huong (Perfume) River, carrying dead fish and performing mournful music, cultural officials thought they had seen and heard enough.
Nguyen Van Ha, chief culture inspector of Thua Thien-Hue Province, told local media that the group did not apply for permission to perform the piece in public.
“Such a performance has disturbed public order, so we have to stop it,” Ha said.
The project is developed by Viet Art Space, a group of six local artists and French artist Maxime Lacino.
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