Jorng Jam brings together 4 young Cambodian artists to reclaim, remember and reinterpret the past through family photographs. By taking a closer look at a ‘personal archive’, each artist has investigated another person’s story built from memory, images and objects. After interviewing friends and relatives, new interpretations around the idea of ‘remembering’ have emerged. With their own toolkits in hand (photography, film, multi-media, sculpture) each artist has then gently and intelligently created new work.
This exhibition is an intimate look at history, memory, family, relationships, artefacts and what everyday life was like in Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge era. It makes visible, through research, archiving and the creative process, the rich and often hidden personal historical photographs remaining in Cambodia today.
Artists: Neak Sophal, Neang Kavich, Kim Hak and Kong Vollak.
Creative Producer: Pip Kelly, resident Asialink artist with JavaArts 2013/2014.