Jorng Jam is a contemporary art and history project working with Cambodian people throughout the world to remember, reclaim and reinterpret Cambodian social history from before, during and after the Khmer Rouge era.
In 2014, 4 Cambodian Artists (Kong Vollak, Neak Sophal, Neang Kavich & Kim Hak) interviewed and responded to the personal stories and old family photographs of Cambodian people living in Phnom Penh. We exhibited new contemporary artwork alongside historical photographs and stories for the Our City Festival at the Bophana Centre in January 2014.
In 2015 the project is traveling to Brisbane, Australia to engage with Cambodian-Australian people living in the Marsden/Logan area. We hope to keep the project going and keep traveling and exhibiting the stories of Cambodian people in the diaspora. We exhibit historical photographs alongside new contemporary artworks and documentary style video to share old and new stories and to document Cambodian history before it is forgotten.
Jorng Jam II in Australia is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.
Creative Producer: Pip Kelly
Collaborating Artists: Kong Vollak, Neak Sophal, Neang Kavich & Kim Hak
Community Cultural Co-ordinator in Australia: Sarn Sam & Akara Chenn
Exhibitions: Our City Festival, Bophana Centre, Phnom Penh January 2014
SEA ArtsFest September 2014, United Kingdom
Logan Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia, June 2015