Archive for July, 2008

Meta-House Update

Monday, July 28th, 2008

META HOUSE
Street 264, #6 – Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Mobil +855- (0) 12 – 71 73 38, Homepage: www.meta-house.com

Dear Friends of Meta House!

Welcome to another week of cultural events.
This Tuesday, 7PM, we are very happy to host an artist night
with Denise Scott and Sayon Syprasoeuth –
in connection with their on-going art exhibition "TRANSFORMATION" @ Meta
House.

Next weekend (Fri., Sat, from 7PM) you are invited for first screenings of
documentaries from Cambodia and Thailand, that have been (co-)produced at
Meta House.

Pls. be our guests – detailed infos after the listings.
Best, Nico Mesterharm

TUE, 29/07, 7PM
ARTIST SPECIAL: TRANSFORMATION ARTISTS
Denise Scott and Sayon Syprasoeuth

WED, 30/07, 7PM: GERMAN CINEMA
HOW DO YOU LIVE? (Engl. subtitles)
Great Documentary about migrant kids in Germany

THUR, 31/07, 7PM: GERMAN CINEMA
1933 – Hiltlers Machtergreifung (German only!)

FRI, 01/08, 7PM: DOUBLE DOC NITE
1. THE WIDOW FARM by Nico Mesterharm
about the on-going civil war in Southern Thailand.
2. MEGACITIES by Michael Glawogger
Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow, New York –
How to survive in the modern city worlds…

SAT, 02/08, 7PM: FOCUS CAMBODIA
8 Short Documentaries by Nico Mesterharm
about GTZ PSP projects in Cambodia

SUN, 03/08, 7PM SET IN ASIA
FEATURE FILM/ Info: fwild59@hotmail.com

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TUE, 29/07
ARTIST SPECIAL
Denise Scott (USA/ public installation) and Sayon Syprasoeuth (USA/
Cambodia/ public
installation) will present the art exchange project TRANSFORMATION, which
will be
exhibit from July 22 @ META HOUSE. TRANSFORMATION art work, contenting of
8 L.A.
based artists and 6 Cambodian artists, will be exhibit in 2009 in the USA.

WED, 30/07
GERMAN CINEMA: WAS LEBST DU?
For two years filmmaker Bettina Braun followed with her camera Ali, Kais,
Ertan,
Alban and their friends (all between 16 and 21 years old). As migrant
children from
North Africa. Turkey and Kosovo they found a second home at the youth centre
‚Klingelpütz' and friends with similar problems and dreams. Two years of
filming
formed by hopes and disappointments, lethargy and conflicts with the law,
but also
with a lot of success. (2005, 84min)

THU, 31/07
GERMAN CINEMA: 1933 – Hiltlers Machtergreifung
Spiegel TV-Author Michael Kloft dokumentiert mit seltenen Filmaufnahmen
und Fotos
die letzten Monate vor der "Machtergreifung" und das erste Jahr von Hitlers
Herrschaft. Binnen weniger Monate brachten die Nazis ihre Gegner mit
Gewalt zum
Schweigen – und die überwiegende Mehrheit der Deutschen ließ sich willig
gleichschalten. (2007, 52 min)

FRI, 01/08
DOUBLE DOC
1. THE WIDOW FARM Documentary about the on-going civil war in the South of
Thailand,
where the Muslim majority is struggling for independence against the Thai
Buddhist
military. (2008, 28mins)
2. MEGACITIES
Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow, New York: Austrian filmmaker Michael
Glawogger talks
about work, poverty, violence, love and sex in the cities. Great
cinematography!
(1998, 90 min).

SAT, 02/08
FOCUS CAMBODIA: GTZ PSP Documentaries by Nico Mesterharm
Sneak Preview of 8 short documentaries for the German Development
Cooperation GTZ
PSP by Nico Mesterharm (with Ian White and Christoph Waskow). The
filmmakers focus
on various Cambodian model projects – from "Mat Making in Kandal Province"
to "Rural
electrification".

SUN, 03/08
SET IN ASIA
Film presented by Florianne Wild (Ph.D. in Film and French). For detailed
information, please contact directly Florianne Wild email:
fwild59@hotmail.com

(Re)génération

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

(Re)génération: La nouvelle bande-dessinée khmère

Opening: Thursday, July 24, 6:30pm
Centre Culturel Français

Exhibition: Thursday, July 24 to August 17

This show will present the work of Cambodian comic artists brought together by Sera during three training courses between 2005 and 2007. Painter and comic artist Séra, of Cambodian origin, has lived in France since 1975. Since 1999, he has come regularly to share his passion for visual art and comics to the new generation.

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Vernissage / Jeudi 24 juillet, 18h30
Exposition / Jusqu’au 17 août
Hall d’exposition

Cette exposition présentera le travail de dessinateurs cambodgiens réunis par Séra au cours de trois stages entre 2005 et 2007.

Plasticien, auteur de Bande Dessinée, Séra, d’origine cambodgienne, vit en France depuis 1975. Depuis 1999, il est revient régulièrement partager sa passion pour l’image et la Bande Dessinée auprès de la nouvelle génération

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UNAFF FILMFESTIVAL TODAY/TMR & TRANSFORMATION @ META

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Dear Arts/Lover,

Please join us for two special events at META HOUSE!

* the first UNAFF Traveling Film Festival Phnom Penh
Tonight Fri, July 18 and tomorrow Sat, July 19, starting @ 7PM.

FRI, 18/07 DOUBLE DOC FEATURE
1. DIGITAL DUMP: EXPORTING RE-USE AND ABUSE TO AFRICA
If you have ever wondered what happens to a computer when you get rid of it,
this is the film for you. If you are concerned about what could happen to
Cambodia, please come and join us.
2. ON A TIGHTROPE: About the Uyghur, Muslim minority in Western China.
(23 minutes, by Jim Puckett, precedes On a Tightrope)

SAT, 19/07 EN ROUTE TO BAGHDAD
This film tells the story of one person's effort to make a difference as
part of the United Nations, and is as much a story about the UN as it is
about the man, Sergio Vieira de Mello. (56 minutes, by Simone Duarte, Ane
Soanes and Kristine Candeso)

* Next TUESDAY, JULY 22 @ 6 PM opens the group exhibition TRANSFORMATION
featuring 6 USA based and 6 Cambodian contemporary artists.

Please come and join us!
More information below.

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FRI, 18/07
THE FIRST UNAFF TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL PHNOM PENH
DOUBLE Feature
DIGITAL DUMP: EXPORTING RE-USE AND ABUSE TO AFRICA
If you have ever wondered what happens to a computer when you get rid of it,
this is the film for you. It traces the computers from North America and
Europe to West Africa, one of many regions that is on the receiving end of
an escalating global trade in toxic, obsolete discarded computers. If you
are concerned about what could happen to Cambodia, please come and join us.
(23 minutes, by Jim Puckett, precedes On a Tightrope)

SAT, 19/07
FIRST UNAFF TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL PHNOM PENH
EN ROUTE TO BAGHDAD
This film tells the story of one person's effort to make a difference as
part of the United Nations, and is as much a story about the UN as it is
about the man, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Anyone who was in Cambodia during
UNTAC knows of Sergio, who oversaw the repatriation and later became Kofi
Annan's special envoy to Iraq. This film traces his life, including his time
in Mozambique, Cambodia and East Timor, as a metaphor for the evolving role
of the United Nations. If you contemplate what role the UN should play, and
whether one person can make a difference, this film is worth seeing.
(56 minutes, by Simone Duarte, Ane Soanes and Kristine Candeso)

TRANSFORMATION

…is a cross cultural exhibition of 8 Los Angeles-based artists and 8
Cambodian-based artists. Although the artists may use traditional and
non-traditional materials, processes or aesthetics to set the initial
grounds or framework of the notion of familiarity within his or her
installation, they re-contextualize these elements bringing the unfamiliar
and unpredictable states into an inter-disciplinary fusion alive. By
transcending the physical elements, the artist is able to reveal the hidden
emotional, spiritual, and cultural underlying meanings to define, "What is
the here and now?"

TRANSFORMATION explore these issues, along with an emphasis on portability
of the installation, in which the exhibit will travel to Long Beach, CA for
the Khmer New Year, April 2009 featuring artists, along with filmmakers, and
writers, in a collaborative celebration.


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UNAFF FILMFESTIVAL TODAY/TMR & TRANSFORMATION @ META

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Dear Arts/Lover,

Please join us for two special events at META HOUSE!

* the first UNAFF Traveling Film Festival Phnom Penh
Tonight Fri, July 18 and tomorrow Sat, July 19, starting @ 7PM.

FRI, 18/07 DOUBLE DOC FEATURE
1. DIGITAL DUMP: EXPORTING RE-USE AND ABUSE TO AFRICA
If you have ever wondered what happens to a computer when you get rid of it, this is the film for you. If you are concerned about what could happen to Cambodia, please come and join us.
2. ON A TIGHTROPE: About the Uyghur, Muslim minority in Western China.
(23 minutes, by Jim Puckett, precedes On a Tightrope)

SAT, 19/07 EN ROUTE TO BAGHDAD
This film tells the story of one person's effort to make a difference as part of the United Nations, and is as much a story about the UN as it is about the man, Sergio Vieira de Mello. (56 minutes, by Simone Duarte, Ane Soanes and Kristine Candeso)

* Next TUESDAY, JULY 22 @ 6 PM opens the group exhibition TRANSFORMATION featuring 6 USA based and 6 Cambodian contemporary artists.

Please come and join us!
More information below.

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FRI, 18/07
THE FIRST UNAFF TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL PHNOM PENH
DOUBLE Feature
DIGITAL DUMP: EXPORTING RE-USE AND ABUSE TO AFRICA
If you have ever wondered what happens to a computer when you get rid of it, this is the film for you. It traces the computers from North America and Europe to West Africa, one of many regions that is on the receiving end of an escalating global trade in toxic, obsolete discarded computers. If you are concerned about what could happen to Cambodia, please come and join us. (23 minutes, by Jim Puckett, precedes On a Tightrope)

SAT, 19/07
FIRST UNAFF TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL PHNOM PENH
EN ROUTE TO BAGHDAD
This film tells the story of one person's effort to make a difference as part of the United Nations, and is as much a story about the UN as it is about the man, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Anyone who was in Cambodia during UNTAC knows of Sergio, who oversaw the repatriation and later became Kofi Annan's special envoy to Iraq. This film traces his life, including his time in Mozambique, Cambodia and East Timor, as a metaphor for the evolving role of the United Nations. If you contemplate what role the UN should play, and whether one person can make a difference, this film is worth seeing.
(56 minutes, by Simone Duarte, Ane Soanes and Kristine Candeso)

TRANSFORMATION

…is a cross cultural exhibition of 8 Los Angeles-based artists and 8 Cambodian-based artists. Although the artists may use traditional and non-traditional materials, processes or aesthetics to set the initial grounds or framework of the notion of familiarity within his or her installation, they re-contextualize these elements bringing the unfamiliar and unpredictable states into an inter-disciplinary fusion alive. By transcending the physical elements, the artist is able to reveal the hidden emotional, spiritual, and cultural underlying meanings to define, "What is the here and now?"

TRANSFORMATION explore these issues, along with an emphasis on portability of the installation, in which the exhibit will travel to Long Beach, CA for the Khmer New Year, April 2009 featuring artists, along with filmmakers, and writers, in a collaborative celebration.

Tim’s What’s On List

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

G'day,

This week is just chock full of events and potentially interesting living
situations. Be sure to check out Tooit-Tooit, Friends' stall in the Russian
Market (#312). It's newly reopened and stocked with all sorts of neat
goodies. See ya at Snowies on Saturday.

Cheers,
Tim

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*Featured Stuff:*

*Amazing apartment for rent!*

Two lovely ladies are lookin for a roommate to share a spacious 4 bedroom
flat resembling an upscale Japanese restaurant, complete with indoor bamboo
forest, romantic mood lighting, swimming pool, bar, and rooftop. $233 a
month plus utilities. The pair have a maid and cook that you can also split
costs for if you'd like her services. Apartment is well decorated and fully
furnished – a REAL bed is included.

The apartment is located on Sotheros and Sihanouk on the 5th floor of the
Phnom Penh Center. It sports amazing views of the river, Independence
Monument, Buddhist Institute, and National Assembly.

Check out the beautiful views here:
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All inquiries to:

Nora Petty
nora...@gmail.com

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*More Ladies Seeking a Roommate(s)….

*Two women seek one or two roommates to fill a 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bathroom
two-story house starting AUGUST 2, 2008. Amenities include AC, a washing
machine, hot water with pressure pump, wireless internet connection,
balcony, large tub baths with shower curtains, a guard, gate, and a
housekeeper. The house itself has beautiful wooden floors upstairs, marble
floors downstairs, great light during the daytime and is surrounded by mango
and durian trees. The house is 50 meters away from the road, ensuring
quietness and privacy. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
Asking $160-$200 depending on rooms, utilities not included.

SHORT TERM RENTALS WELCOMED.
Contact Sarah at sara...@gmail.com or call 012 900 470 or 016 300
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*
Cuisine and Couture – A ChildSafe Network Benefit Dinner

Malis Restaurant
Saturday, August 2nd
7 pm – Tickets $25

*A special evening featuring a silent auction, "Style for Smiles" fashion
show from Friends@240, Krom Skor drum performance by Sovanna Phum, lucky
draws, and more.

With an exquisite four-course menu of Khmer cuisine, designed for sharing.

*To Purchase Your Ticket Visit Malis Restaurant

Or Email **L...@friends-international.org. We will happily deliver tickets
directly to you.*

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*This week:*

** Wednesday 16th **

WINE: Flight Night at Rubies – Three Generous Pours for $12
6:30pm till Late

FILM: German Cinema – "The Tin Drum" (English subtitles)
7 pm @ Metahouse

** Thursday 17th **

FILM: German Cinema – "Der Freie Wille" (no subtitles)
7 pm @ Metahouse

LIVE MUSIC: Charley at Revolution Bar (folk, country, R&B)
8 pm @ Revolution Bar

** Friday 18th **

FILM FESTIVAL: UNAFF Traveling Film Festival – "Digital Dump: Exporting
Re-Use and Abuse to Africa" and "On a Tightrope"
7 pm @ Metahouse

MUSIC: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and
pupils
7 pm @ Art Cafe

** Saturday 19th **

FILM FESTIVAL: UNAFF Traveling Film Festival – "En Route to Baghdad"
7 pm @ Metahouse

MUSIC: Reflection to the End of Time II – "Homage to Olivier Messiaen" and
"The Flute Player"
7 pm @ Art Cafe

MUSIC/BBQ: Primitive Souls @ Maxine's Bar (Snow's) – BBQ from 6 pm till late
6 pm till very late

FILM: "L 'Ecole de l' Asie"
4 pm @ Bophana Audio Visual Center

** Sunday 20th **

FILM: Set in Asia – films presented by Florianne Wilde (PhD Film Theory)
7 pm @ Metahouse

** Monday 21st **

MEEP

** Tuesday 22nd **

EXHIBITION OPENING: "Transformation"
6 pm @ Metahouse

*** Stuff in Phnom Penh *** (I've moved advance notice to the bottom!)
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Email eve...@outdoorgenius.com
Or text Tim at 092-197-600

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 ***


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www.pepyride.org

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