Opening exhibition: August 15th at 6 pm
From 15 August to 20 September
Photo by: Siv Serey
“Language Barrier” is an ongoing photo project on the half/quarter Khmer children and the second generation Cambodian diaspora living in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As the author believes language and identity are inextricably linked, he delves into this journey through time to expose the less spoken narratives of Cambodian identity.
By meeting and photographing the participants from the comfort of their own homes, Serey attempts to collect and document their stories and memories of a distant past. With permission given prior to every visit, he also explores his subjects’ residence in search for memorabilia and items of sentimental value such as old family photos and discarded flight tickets.
With this body of work, Serey challenges the Cambodian society, including the kon kats and anekchoun Khmer, to rethink our own ideas of history and culture.
This photo exhibition 'Language Barrier' is a partnership between Cambodian Living Arts and Bophana Audio Visual Resource Center, part of the Cultural Season: Exploring Identities, organised by Cambodian Living Arts.