now on display at Bophana center until 30 may 2015
Bophana Center unveiled a special exhibition on Wednesday April 8th entitled “Transmissions 2015”.
Through this oral history project, the exhibition aims to engage youth to learn about the past and to encourage the older generation of survivors to share their personal memories to the younger generation. On this occasion of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh, the exhibition "Transmissions 2015" will focus on the importance of “memory” for Cambodian people to move forward and build a brighter future.
Accompanying the oral histories will be an installation of objects and artifacts from the Khmer Rouge period, gathered with permission from the personal collections of survivors, and a miniature scene of the Khmer Rouge period as depicted in clay figures, taken from Mr. Panh’s Academy Award-nominated film The Missing Picture. Also on display for the first time in Cambodia is Leang Seckon's "Flowering Parachute Skirt", a remarkable and challenging patchwork assemblage of textiles largely constituted by a US-dropped bombing parachute from air raids in Cambodia between 1965-1973.
Read a review of the exhibition in the Phnom Penh Post here.