Phnom Penh Urban Festival
curated by Pen Sereypagna and Vuth Lyno
17 March-07 April 2019
a collaboration between:
The Vann Molyvann Project, Sa Sa Art Projects and Hyacinth Culture
Currents considers flows of interactions that are forming and being formed around the urban structure. More than physical flows, Currents constitutes movements of ideas, dialogues, anxieties and desires. It looks at the communal and public spaces that shape our relationship among each other and with our neighbourhood and the city. It also considers how we remember the city through the way we build, dwell and move. In other words, Currents considers the mobility and convergence through which meaning of social relations, our subjectivities and the city are produced.
Employing currents as both a generative methodology and a conceptual framework, Currents activates these mobility and convergence through a series of exhibitions, performances, workshop, lecture, and film screening program, that take place in various kinds of spaces throughout Phnom Penh city. The interdisciplinary program brings together artists, architects, urbanists, performers, academics, students, filmmakers and city residents to engage, share, and propose the ways we understand the communities and the cities we inhabit and ourselves, which are still in a process of forming and being formed.