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Holiday in Cambodia

This multichannel installation weaves together vintage footage of French colonized Cambodia with contemporary video clips of a travel guide. This work became one of my earliest digital explorations of Cambodia through the lens of tourism. The archival videos are projection mapped onto an assemblage of plinths that are collapsed onto each other, alluding to ancient ruins like Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear. The arrangement of the white plinths destabilizes this notion of a Modernist structure that stores cultural objects, and posits gallery spaces, heritage sites, and museums as containers of cultural extraction.


Video documentation

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Exhibition Documentation

Holiday in Cambodia, 2018. Multichannel video with projection mapping (color, sound; 5:00 minutes). Installation view, North 181, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. © Sopheak Sam

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