“The Propeller Group was established in 2006 as a cross-disciplinary structure for creating ambitious art projects. With backgrounds in visual art, film, and video, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen created the collective to harness the synergetic spirit encountered in large-scale production efforts. Through multi-platform work, collaborations with other artists, and dual headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam and Los Angeles, California, The Propeller Group is able to integrate many resources and idiosyncrasies in their practice, which expose the strategies of the type of global agency their name suggests.” Ethan Swan

PHUNAM

“The Propeller Group was kinda born out of necessity. It was necessary for us to create an apparatus that could bring about more affect than operating solely as a producer of things; but more a producer of phenomena, social phenomena.”

“Apologies for any confusion, but we like to confuse. Confusion is good. When people are confused, they actually have to think. They naturally and almost immediately enter a reassessment of several things – their position, their purpose… and their sanity.”

“Those that can create meaning after prolonged moments of confusion become prophets. Those that can’t become artists.”

“Our practice is a collaborative practice. It is isn’t about achieving or perpetrating the myth of authorship but more about a kind of fluid circulation of ideas and practice that ultimately gives our projects it peculiar tinge.”

“The Internet is the best example of a communist-capitalist hybrid. It is owned by the biggest communication and information technology corporations yet the content is generated by everyone and is shared equally.”

“The Propeller Group is like that Baudelaire quote, “I will strike you without anger and without hate, like a butcher.”

“Georges Franju once said, ‘Even as a child, I didn’t believe fairy tales. They bored me stiff. On the other hand, reality amazed me and sometimes scared me. In other words, I love images that make me dream, but I don’t like someone dreaming for me.’”

“Superflex says, ‘If value, then copy.’ We say, “Fuck it. Copy. Then Paste. Then re-post, Blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook…”

“Is this real life? Why is this happening to me?”

“The ultimate collaboration would be this: ‘The Propeller Group’ would create an idea for a film and hire ‘The Propeller Group’ Los Angeles company to produce it and ‘The Propeller Group’ PR agency in the UK to promote it.”

“Life is all about ratios.:D”

MATT LUCERO

“The Propeller Group was kinda born out of necessity. It was necessary for us to create an apparatus that could bring about more affect than operating solely as a producer of things; but more a producer of phenomena, social phenomena.”

“Apologies for any confusion, but we like to confuse. Confusion is good. When people are confused, they actually have to think. They naturally and almost immediately enter a reassessment of several things – their position, their purpose… and their sanity.”

“Those that can create meaning after prolonged moments of confusion become prophets. Those that can’t become artists.”

“Michael Asher was a pioneer, but perhaps his most compelling ‘institutional critique’ was his death. What is more meaningful and compelling than death?”

“Our practice is a collaborative practice. It is isn’t about achieving or perpetrating the myth of authorship but more about a kind of fluid circulation of ideas and practice that ultimately gives our projects it peculiar tinge.”

“The Internet is the best example of a communist-capitalist hybrid. It is owned by the biggest communication and information technology corporations yet the content is generated by everyone and is shared equally.”

“The Propeller Group is like that Baudelaire quote, “I will strike you without anger and without hate, like a butcher.”

“Georges Franju once said, ‘Even as a child, I didn’t believe fairy tales. They bored me stiff. On the other hand, reality amazed me and sometimes scared me. In other words, I love images that make me dream, but I don’t like someone dreaming for me.’”

“Superflex says, ‘If value, then copy.’ We say, “Fuck it. Copy. Then Paste. Then re-post, Blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook…”

“Is this real life? Why is this happening to me?”

“The ultimate collaboration would be this: ‘The Propeller Group’ would create an idea for a film and hire ‘The Propeller Group’ Los Angeles company to produce it and ‘The Propeller Group’ PR agency in the UK to promote it.”

“Life is all about ratios.:D”

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

“The Propeller Group was kinda born out of necessity. It was necessary for us to create an apparatus that could bring about more affect than operating solely as a producer of things; but more a producer of phenomena, social phenomena.”

“Apologies for any confusion, but we like to confuse. Confusion is good. When people are confused, they actually have to think. They naturally and almost immediately enter a reassessment of several things – their position, their purpose… and their sanity.”

“Those that can create meaning after prolonged moments of confusion become prophets. Those that can’t become artists.”

“Our practice is a collaborative practice. It is isn’t about achieving or perpetrating the myth of authorship but more about a kind of fluid circulation of ideas and practice that ultimately gives our projects it peculiar tinge.”

“The Internet is the best example of a communist-capitalist hybrid. It is owned by the biggest communication and information technology corporations yet the content is generated by everyone and is shared equally.”

“The Propeller Group is like that Baudelaire quote, “I will strike you without anger and without hate, like a butcher.”

“Georges Franju once said, ‘Even as a child, I didn’t believe fairy tales. They bored me stiff. On the other hand, reality amazed me and sometimes scared me. In other words, I love images that make me dream, but I don’t like someone dreaming for me.’”

“Superflex says, ‘If value, then copy.’ We say, “Fuck it. Copy. Then Paste. Then re-post, Blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook…”

“Is this real life? Why is this happening to me?”

“The ultimate collaboration would be this: ‘The Propeller Group’ would create an idea for a film and hire ‘The Propeller Group’ Los Angeles company to produce it and ‘The Propeller Group’ PR agency in the UK to promote it.”

“Life is all about ratios.:D”