The Propeller Group
Vietnamese, Collective formed 2006
The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014 Single channel video
3840 x 2160 / 16:9 aspect ratio, 4K resolution, 25 fps, color, 5:1 surround sound
Duration: 25 minutes, 15 seconds
1 × 1 × 5 3/4 in. (2.5 × 2.5 × 14.6 cm.)

Purchased jointly with the New Orleans Museum of Art, with the following gifts and bequests: Gift of Mrs. Hattie Bishop Speed; Bequest of Miss Mary Flexner; Gift of Vicki Phillips; Bequest of Mrs. Sallie Underhill Kemper, in honor of Evelina Shreve Underhill; Gift of Mr. Edward H. Temple, from the collection of Mrs. Agnes Thompson Temple; Bequest from the Preston Pope Satterwhite Collection; Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Moorman; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norvin E. Green; Bequest of Mrs. Blakemore Wheeler; Museum purchase; Anonymous gift; Gift of Dr. Waller O. Green, in memory of his wife, Dr. Winnifred Green; Gift of Harry C. Warren following the wishes of his sister Miss Mary Lee Warren; Gift of Mr. Clark S. Lampton; Gift of the William S. Kahnweiler Collection, presented by his wife, Mary Steele Tillman; Gift of Mrs. L. Ferneau; Gift of Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey in memory of Miss Mary Churchill Humphrey; Gift of Mrs. Robert Murray Hogue; Gift of Mrs. Mena C. Hegewald; Gift of Mrs. Logan Fenley; Gift of Mrs. Samuel McMeekin; Gift of Mr. Cale Young Rice; Gift of Miss Anna Schollian; and Purchase, Museum Art Fund, all by exchange 2015.6