Archive for January, 2008

Monday, 4th, 7PM: ARTS AFTER KHMER ROUGE PANEL

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

META HOUSE PHNOM PENH
Fixed +855- (0)23 – 224 140, Mobil +855- (0) 12- 607 465
Homepage: www.meta-house.com,
email: mest...@gmx.net

Dear All!

After the successful opening of our Khmer Rouge Exhibition ART OF SURVIVAL
(on-going at Meta House) we cordially invite you for the start of our panel
discusssions (Khmer/English) on the same issue – in cooperation with the
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) and Goethe Institute.

Monday, 4th of February, 7PM
THE ART OF MEMORY
CAMBODIAN ARTS AFTER KHMER ROUGE
At Pannasastra International School
(NOT AT META HOUSE!)
Street 370/corner Street 380 – BKK, Phnom Penh

Key Speakers:
* Sophilline Cheam Shapiro
(Famous Cambodian Choreographer/Khmer Arts Academy –
one of the first graduates of Royal University of Fine Arts
after the fall of the KR)
* Horst Hoheisel (German Memorial Artist, focuses artistically on the
Holocaust and the National Socialist Movement, Meta House
artist-in-residence)
* Louis Bickford (USA, International Center for Transitional Justice)

Moderator: Jane Martin (UK, Arts for Development Specialist)

Key Questions:
How does the period of the Khmer Rouge influence the arts in Cambodia today?
How can artists respond in the construction/ reconstruction of memory after
a period of war? What are the greatest challenges for Cambodian arts/artists
after Khmer Rouge? What can Cambodian artists and contemporary arts give
back to Cambodian society?

The panel will be videotaped as part of our on-going ART OF SURVIVAL
documentation. Next panels will be help every Monday, from 7PM at the same
location.
Please be our guest and participate in our discussions.
All the best from META HOUSE, Nico Mesterharm & Lydia Parusol

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Documentaries this weekend @ Meta House
(start at 7PM, free admission)
THURSDAY: TRIUMPH OF THE WILL
by Leni Riefenstahl (with Engl. subtitles and commentary)
FRIDAY: BURMA ALL INCLUSIVE by Roland Wehap
SATURDAY: THE BURNT THEATRE by Rithy Panh

Meta-House News

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008 4:16:08 PM

Hi Art Lovers,

We would like to invite you to the
ON-GOING EXHIBITION
ART OF SURVIVAL

18 Cambodian and international artists reflect on the genocide.
This exhibition will be followed by an intercultural dialogue project with the German artists Horst Hoheisel and Sebastian Brand – in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Bangkok.

Art of survival – part II: Cambodia as the Unknown
The two German artists Mr. Horst Hoheisel (www.horsthoheisel.net) und Sebastian Brandt went for an expedition to the unknown Cambodia. What is the present cultural identity of Cambodian people? In which kind does the gruesome heritage of the Khmer Rouge effect on their daily life and behavior? For this, the Germans kindly appeal to you to bring some small personal items (together with a short written statement about the item) to the Meta House (also anonymously), to get a collection of items, which symbolize Cambodian life and identity. This will be the basement for Hoheisels and Brandts art installation opening at February 12th. Beside this, the artists also focus on their own alien point of view through the subject of that project.
Hoheisel focusses artistically on the German Holocaust and the National Socialist Movement. Jointly with Andreas Knits, he elaborated and produced new shapes of monuments, which became known as ‘counter-monuments’ (www.horsthoheisel.de). Besides the memory of open air landmarks, his works also belong to the patrimonies of several international museums (e.g. Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Horst Hoheisel presents his work and ideas on Tuesday (28th), from 7PM @ Meta House

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WED, 29/01
Live: Trad. Music with FLTUE/ KLOY by master students of Cambodia Living Arts
with introduction in Khmer and English
(DJ SDEY performs one week later – sorry!)

THU, 30/01
“Triumph of the Will” by Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl’s (in)famous propaganda film chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg/Germany. Riefenstahl’s techniques, such as moving cameras, the use of telephoto lenses to create a distorted perspective, aerial photography, and revolutionary approach to the use of music and cinematography, have continued to influence movies, documentaries, commercials and music videos to this day, even as it raises the question over the dividing line between art and morality.

FRI, 01/02
DOCFEST: “BURMA ALL INCLUSIVE”
In this semi-documentary Austrian filmmaker Roland Wehap describes the situation in a country which has, as a result of its political situation, fo a long time been isolated from the outside world, but which is now slowly opening for tourism.

SAT, 02/02
FOCUS CAMBODIA: “THE BURNT THEATRE”
The Burnt Theatre, or Les Artistes du Théâtre Brûlé, is a French-Cambodian docudrama directed by Rithy Panh. A blend of fact and fiction, the film depicts a troupe of actors and dancers in the burned-out shell of Cambodia’s former national theatre in Phnom Penh

SUN, 03/02
SET IN ASIA: PHANTOM INDIA (PART & 2)
Louis Malle called his gorgeous and ground-breaking documentary from 1969 the most personal film of his career.  This extraordinary journey to India, originally shown as a miniseries on European TV, is infused with his sense of discovery as well as occasional outrage, intrigue, and joy.  French w/English subtitles – presented by Florianne Wilde

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META HOUSE
Street 264, #6 – Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh,
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Fixed +855- (0)23 – 224 140, Mobil +855- (0) 12- 607 465
Homepage: www.meta-house.com,
email: mesterharm@gmx.net

 

Tim’s ‘What’s On’ Tips

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
Greetings!

Back from a pleasant 850km bike ride and ready to spread news about some events!

In the USA, politicians add “security” to any bill to pass it:
Homeland Security Bill, Chemical Security Bill, and (best of all)
National Environmental Security Bill. Barack Obama is hoping to change
that.  Come to a party in his honor, watch some campaign video clips,
and enjoy an extended happy hour.  6-8 pm at the FCC.  Invitation
attached

The Bokor road is officially closed – go hike up to the top while you
can and support the kind park rangers’ preservation efforts.  Not
angry at any sort of large body of straightlaced, “elected” officials,
but bah.

Welp, back to work.  Cheers!

-Tim

ps.  Anyone looking for an adventure?  Looking to get those perfect
red legs and arms?  Come cycle through the backroads of Southern
Cambodia in March!  Contact
teamleader@pepyride.org

pps. I am looking for a new apartmento – sub $200 if possible.
Willing to exchange a delicious sea bass or chocolate cookies for
tips.  Thanks! 012-189-0832

This week:

** Wednesday 30th **

Salsa Lessons at Gasolina
8 pm, Gasolina

DJ Sdey – Cambodia’s Hip Hop King @ Metahouse
7 pm, Metahouse

** Thursday 31st **

Chess Night at Miles Jazz Bar
8 pm, Miles (corner 310 and 313

FILM: “Citizen Kane” – come find out what rosebud is in one of the
greatest films ever made
7 pm, French Cultural Centre

FILM: “The Triumpth of the Will”
7 pm, Metahouse

Lamb Roast Thursday
7pm, Talkin to a Stranger

** Friday 1st **

The Double Up Warm Up at Pontoon – 2 shots for the price of 1. Stay
for Drum and Bass w/DJ Barry Burton and LV
8-10 pm, Pontoon

Drawing Room Exhibition Opening at Rubies – representational,
depicting objects, living beings, or scenes which the artist views,
remembers, or imagines
6 pm, Rubies

LIVE MUSIC: Sans Frontieres at Miles Jazz Bar
11 pm, Miles Jazz Bar

LIVE MUSIC:  Gasolina
8 pm, Gasolina

LIVE MUSIC:  Italian, German and French Baroque Masters
7 pm, Art Cafe

** Saturday 2nd **

Party for Barack Obama – Support hope and change and EXTENDED HAPPY
HOUR, but most importantly hope and change (See attachment for
details)
6-8 pm, FCC

The Tragedy Pantomime of Hamlet
12 and 7 pm, Phnom Penh Cultural Centre

** Sunday 3rd **

Pablo Picasso art exhibition in the Raffles Hotel – all day

Hip Hop lessons at Gasolina
6pm, Gasolina

*** Stuff in Phnom Penh *** (I’ve moved advance notice to the bottom!)
http://outdoorgenius.com

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Know of anything fun going on in Phnom Penh?
Email
events@outdoorgenius.com
Or text Tim at 012-189-0832

Credits to:
These excellent sites with what’s on guides:
www.expat-advisory.com/cambodia
www.taxivantha.com/VanthaNet
www.sangsalapak.org.kh/whatson/
www.javaarts.org/
And of course a BIG thank you to everyone who let me know about events!

*** Advance notice ***

Feb 9 – TheatreSports workshop at ISPP, contact ispp.pr@gmail.com


Timothy Rann
Accountant, Financial Analyst,
trann@pepyride.org
www.pepyride.org

PEPY
Phone (US): 914-458-4262
Office (Cambodia): 023-222-804
Cell (Cambodia): 012-189-0832

Drawing Room

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Invitation Exhibition 1 Feb Rubies

Exhibition “Drawing Room”
Opening- 6pm, 1 February 2008

Artists: Panca Evenblij, Sopheap Pich, Piteak, Ali Sanderson,
Kong Vollak and John Weeks

Drawings may be representational, depicting objects, living beings, or scenes which the artist views, remembers, or imagines. They may be realistic to the point of lifelike resemblance (e.g. traditional portraits), architectural drawing or looser approximations of reality (e.g. sketches), and highly stylized (e.g. cartoons, caricatures), or abstract (e.g. automatic drawing, entoptic graphomania)……
…..and that’s what the show is.

For more info please email pancaevenblij [via] gmail.com

Rubies Wine Bar

BHOR All In Arts Centre

Friday, January 25th, 2008
kampong som khmarnival 08 – all together against ugly aids

25-27.jan 2008

fri 25th

3pm parade in k.s. streets
4.30pm shows, live music, theater
circus on stage in front of bhor

sat 26th

3pm parade in k.s. streets
4.30pm shows, live music, theater
circus on stage in front of bhor

sun 27th

3pm parade in k.s. streets
4.30pm kids party in bhor
after 6pm “let’s celebrate together”

then there will be a mlop tapang beach party…