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Lim Sokchanlina (Cambodia) – Photo Phnom Penh 2018


Barrier, wall, fence, border, obstacle, panel are all hide landscapes that human create under their constructing the world they live in. Cambodian construct Cambodia. This series of working is the imagination of the combination of human made landscape and natural landscape that has been hidden, that we always know, but are not sure what it looks like. Two forms of beauty confront each other, that of a flexible nature, that of hardness with strict forms invented by man. These large metal plates could be the metaphor, in a world that is experiencing the greatest migrations in its history – for economic reasons, political, climate change – of obstacles to prevent the passage. But nothing is said, nothing is asserted, except this form that is a manner of staging the landscape and that we are forced to look right in front.

Born in 1987 in Prey Veng. Works accross documentary and conceptual with photography, video, installations and performances. Using different strategies, he calls attention to a variety of social, political, cultural and environmental changes in Cambodia in related to globe.  Co-founder of the collective of artists Stiev Selapak and of Sa Sa  Art Gallery and SA SA BASSAC, he has exhibited in Europe, Australia, USA, Singapore and much more. Lives and works in Phnom Penh.

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