Performance art is a marginal practice in Cambodia, but those few artists working in this field are doing some really exciting things. Amy Lee Sanford, a Cambodian-American artist, yesterday began a six day durational performance which is among the first ever presented in this country. The work is called Full Circle and involves the smashing and then repairing of 40 clay pots in the gallery space at Meta House.
I had a short feature on this performance published in a free weekly newspaper called The Advisor: Phnom Penh’s Arts & Entertainment Weekly. You can read the article online here.
I’ll also be talking further with the artist, and with Dana Langlois (Founder/Director of JavaArts, who produced the performance), gathering material for a longer article or two — including a piece in the Australian journal The Lifted Brow later this year.