Hauntology: Archives and Empty Spaces in Cambodia
A curated screening by Margaux Bonopera and SA SA BASSAC. Lecture in English.
Ghosts are hidden within all archives. Framed by philosopher Jacques Derrida’s notion of Hauntology. this screening is inspired by the ghost of Singaporean artist Shui Tit Sing (1914-1997), whose archive is currently presented at SA SA BASSAC. Shui’s 1963 Cambodia travel diary documented spaces that have since been emptied, decayed or destroyed. Collated footage from Bophana’s archive considers the spectres of many of these spaces, from late 70s Phnom Penh to post-war developments of Bokor.