Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 January, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 10 at Meta House, from 7 pm, screenings of films made for The Legacy Film Lab, an original film contest that aimed to give a voice to young Cambodians and encourage a new generation of filmmakers. Q&A with filmmakers following the screening.
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Thursday 11 at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day. “Grafton’s collection includes a rare series taken at the National Theatre in 1973, capturing some of the best dancers of the era. Marazzi Sassoon will show a series of photographs taken whilst following the Royal Ballet’s premiere in Hong Kong last year.”  From 6 pm. The evening will also feature screenings of short films about Cambodian dance.
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Also opening Thursday 11 is Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey, at Java Independence. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins — and live in a completely different world.” From 6.30 pm. Runs until 4 March.

 

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Friday 12, 6 pm at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.  The old conventions are no longer able to contain the creative process and so must be abandoned.  Dramatically new ways of looking at the world lead to striking new visual images; representations that declare a new paradigm.”
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Also on Friday 12, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project, “the only proposed judicial reparation project that addresses the harm suffered by men and women as a result of forced marriages, and it aims to help make the ECCC’s historic hearing on sexual and gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge regime accessible to communities.”  Runs until 31 January.
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Later on Friday 12 at Meta House, from 9 pm, a performance of experimental electronic music by US based Kiran Arora, “using an array of tape recorders and cassettes, culling sounds from analog synthesizers, guitars, field recordings, audio test equipment, and other disparate sources into caustic electroacoustic compositions.”
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coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 10, 7 pm, at Meta House, from 7 pm, screenings of films made for The Legacy Film Lab, an original film contest for young Cambodians. With Q&A.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

Thursday 11, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place, by Nicolas C. Grey. “Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.”

Friday 12, 6 pm at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language.”
More info

Friday 12, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project.
More info

Friday 12, 9 pm at Meta House, a performance of experimental electronic music by US based Kiran Arora.
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Ongoing….


At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
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Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
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New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Gallerieslocated at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
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The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
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