Archive for 2011

Q & A with the Artist Hour Seyha

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Dear Friends, 

I would like to remind you that Romeet is organising on Saturday 17th of December at 1pm a Q & A with the artist Hour Seyha.
He is having his exhibition at Romeet Gallery until the 15th of January,
We hope to meet you there on Saturday, 
If you have any inquiries, please don"t hesitate to contact us

Khenory Sok

Romeet Gallery

John Weeks

1000 years of art and history in Cambodia

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


Open Cities – live performance by David Gunn, Founder/Director of

The Incidental in London

7:30pm Wednesday, Java Café & Gallery

Featuring rhymes by Kosal Khiev

Open Cities is a live, site-specific performance based upon the live,

real-time manipulation of sounds and images from the streets

surrounding the performance venue. FIRST (AND MAYBE ONLY) PERFORMANCE


Recent article by Blueprint:

For each concert, a microphone and video is placed directly outside of

the venue, gathering ambient noise and passing visuals. The show is

then created entirely from these live feeds without the use of

prerecorded material, remixing and distorting them into experimental

beats and rhythms that respond to specific sonic and visual qualities

of each site.

This process is made possible by software programs designed and built

by David over the past year as part a research project supported by

Sound&Music, one of the UK's leading contemporary music institutions.

Previous performances of Open Cities include appearances at Future

Places (Porto), Novara Jazz Festival (Milan) and Corsica Studios


David Gunn is the founding Director of Incidental is a creative

organisation specialising in cross-disciplinary creative work that

explores notions of identity, sound and site. In the past 6 years,

Incidental has completed a variety of projects in the UK, Europe, Asia

and the US, with a diverse output including live performances,

largescale installations, software design and site-specific

interventions commissioned by a variety of organisations including

Opera North, Futuresonic Festival, Asian Development Bank, Arnolfini

Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Arts Network Asia,

Fundacao Serralves and The New York Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Current projects include creation of multi-touch music software app

(FEED) and collaborations with Cambodians artists / musicians to

explore experimental approaches to Khmer culture (Krom Monster, The

Sounding Room).

Find out more at

Waiting for Sunrise

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Dear Media Representative,

I would like to invite you to Romeet Gallery’s upcoming exhibition on the Wednesday the 7th of December. It is a Solo exhibition by an young Cambodian artist who trained at Phare Ponleu Selapak visual art school.

A Talk on Asia Art Archive | Monday 28, 6:30-8pm

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Please join us:


Who:     Janet Chan with Than Thanaren

What:    Talk | Archive as
Method: A Talk on Asia Art Archive (AAA)

When:   Monday 28,  November, 6:30-8pm

Where:  SA SA BASSAC, #18 (upstairs) Sothearos Blvd.

Language: English – Khmer


About the

Janet Chan’s talk will introduce audiences to a
number of strategic aspects of Asia Art Archive’s projects and programmes since
its foundation in 2000, with focus on how AAA’s various research initiatives set
up framework for its collection development and public programmes, and
ultimately, how AAA envisions itself in networking/mapping the region. Than Thanaren, head of archiving at Bophana
Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh, will translate and moderate the


About the speaker

Janet Chan
joined Asia Art Archive (AAA) in 2007 to serve as its first Research
Coordinator. Key projects she has administered over the years include: AAA Research Grant (2007 onwards); AAA Residency Programme (2007 onwards);
October Contemporary’ (2008, 2009);
and ‘Action Script: Symposium on
Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia
’ (2010). Her major
duties include coordinating the archive’s Research+ Team, currently stationed
in research posts in 6 Asian cities, and working closely with the Head of
Research+ to develop in-depth research projects, public programmes, focused
collections, and to oversee overall acquisitions of the archive. Janet is
currently supervising a number of AAA’s digitisation and archiving projects in
the region.


earned a master’s degree in new media art studies at the University of Hong
Kong, Department of Comparative Literature, in 2004. In addition to AAA, Janet
has been proactively engaged in a number of independent art initiatives such as
wrongplace, a Hong Kong-based
research collective (2008 onwards) and GuLLDY,
an artist collective committed to exploring open-source applications in media
art (2003-2007).


Based in Hong Kong, Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent
art organizations dedicated to documenting the recent history of contemporary
art in Asia within an international context. For details about AAA, please


About the

Than Thanaren is currently Archives Department
Manager at Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre in Phnom Penh. She earned a
Masters degree in Media and Cultural Project Management, European Center for
Research, Training and Education in Digital Media, INA’Sup, France (2010) and a
Bachelor’s degree in French Literature, Royal University of Phnom Penh/RUPP
(2002). Than has Diplomas in Journalism, RUPP (2002); French Professorate,
Foreign Language Institute Cambodia (2002); English Media + Culture
Communication, Pannassastra University, Phnom Penh (2004); Audiovisual Research
Analysis, Audiovisual National Institute, France. Than has contributed to many
notable projects including as Project Executive on Indexing the Radio
Collection of His Majesty the King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Audiovisual
National Institute, France (2009). She has directed or produced both
documentary and feature films and contributed papers to international
conferences including both the Second and Third Asian Seminar on Audiovisual

 For more details about Bophana, please visit



SA SA BASSAC is a gallery and resource center dedicated to
creating, facilitating, producing, and sharing contemporary visual culture in
and from Cambodia.