12/18 Fri【燦爛時光電影專題講座】Rattana：柬埔寨紀錄片《Bomb ponds（美國軍炸彈）》《Monologue（獨白）》
時間：12/18 Fri 19:00
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Bomb Ponds, is a series of photographs and a one-channel video by Cambodian artist Vandy Rattana (b. 1980) that explores the U.S. bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. The serenity of Vandy’s poignant images belies the violent history of the landscape. An accompanying video records the memories of ordinary Cambodians in their own words and is a moving testament to their resilience in the face of these unwarranted acts of violence undertaken by the U.S. government.
紀錄片《Bomb ponds（美國軍炸彈）》，Produced in 2009
Vandy Rattana (B. 1980, Phnom Penh) lives and works between Phnom Penh, Paris, and Taipei. In 2007, he was one of the co-founders of Stiev Selapak / Art Rebels, and in 2009 he was also one of the co-founders of Sa Sa Art Gallery. He contributed, in 2011, to establish SA SA BASSAC, the first dedicated exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Cambodia. Vandy Rattana began his photography practice in 2005 concerned with the lack of physical documentation accounting for the stories, traits, and monuments unique to his culture. His serial work employed a range of analog cameras and formats, straddling the line between strict photojournalism and artistic practice. His recent works mark a shift in philosophy surrounding the relationship between historiography and image making. For Vandy, photographs are now fictional constructions, abstract and poetic surfaces, histories of their own. He lately began interested in film-making. The short-film MONOLOGUEis his latest work. In 2014, he co-founded Ponleu Association, which aims to provide access to international reference books, through their translation and publication in Khmer. It also publishes its own books, focusing on various fields of knowledge (philosophy, literature, science, etc.)
Select solo exhibitions include MONOLOGUE, Jeu de Paume Paris and CAPC Bordeaux (2015), Surface, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh (2013), Bomb Ponds, Asia Society, NYC (2013) and Hessel Museum of Art, NY (2010). His group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA(13), Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (2012), Kassel (2012), 1st Kiev Biennale (2012), Institutions for the Future, Asia Triennial Manchester II (2011), 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (2009).
2015 – MONOLOGUE, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.
2015 – MONOLOGUE, CAPC, Bordeaux, France.
2013 – Bomb Ponds, Asia Society Museum, New York City, America.
2012 – Surface, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2011 – The Bomb Ponds, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2010 – The Bomb Ponds, Hessel Museum of Art, New York, America.
2009 – Walking Through, Sa Sa Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2007 – Chess, Hôtel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
2007 – Looking in My Office, Popil Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Bomb Crater Swimming Pools