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    CHAMNONG (Thread) Thread can be used to tie one object to another. In my work, I have used string to tie the present to the past. The brutally h… Read More
    CHAMNONG (Thread) Thread can be used to tie one object to another. In my work, I have used string to tie the present to the past. The brutally harsh times that people have gone through have left unforgettable impressions on their minds. War came again and again, which led many to rely on ‘Yorn’ (magical cloth) to help intersect between peoples circumstances, magic, luck, wisdom and faith and prevent them from dying. Many meaningful experiences have been shared by the Cambodian-Australian community who moved during or after the Khmer Rouge in order to find a life of peace and stability in Australia, which has now become their second home. These memories are an important part of our history as well as important areas for people to study and understand Cambodian history and war. Hi Everyone, I hope you're all very well and working on interesting things at the moment. For me, it's exciting being pregnant, Mick and I are very happy and looking forward to the birth which will be March 2016. At the same time, I've been quite sick over the past 3 months with morning sickness. Some women get it pretty bad, so I haven't been able to do as much work as I'd hoped, especially on the website and evaluation. But it's been good having a small break. Just so you know, the website work and evaluation will have to be done as 'in kind' volunteer work from me, so it will need to take place when I have free time. I have some good news for Jorng Jam. Cambodian Living Arts would like to invite Jorng Jam to exhibit next March during their conference which will be bringing together delegates from all over the world to talk about the arts in post-conflict environments. I'm really excited by this prospect. Unfortunately, I won't be able to be there, but if you are all keen to exhibit, I will start a conversation with Frances next week to discuss the details. I will still curate it, but I might need to employ the help of an assistant to do the leg work on the ground in Phnom Penh. Please let me know if you're keen to exhibit in March 2016 - I will request the Institute Francais as we have already discussed. If you are all interested, then I ask you to please not to have any individual exhibitions of Jorng Jam work before that date in March 2016. I feel very strongly that if you do decide to exhibit this work created during Jorng Jam after March 2016 or online at any time, I would appreciate it, that you acknowledge the project, the people and the funders properly at each showing. These are my wishes and it's very important to me that the work I have done and that we have done as a collective are acknowledged. Hak - I've had a look at your website and I appreciate that you have added some text in your website profile about Jorng Jam but I feel it does not comply with my requests. I guess we will have to agree to disagree this time. Please everyone, keep in mind that if you build a website in the future, it needs to have space to properly acknowledge Jorng Jam, the other artists and the work I have put into it, and some time needs to go into consulting with me about that. I will try to be as clear as possible about my wishes for acknowledgements and please reply with questions to clarify. Exhibition Text (this includes Online) Exhibition statements: If you are going to present Jorng Jam I and or Jorng Jam II work in an exhibition then I would appreciate it if you could acknowledge the project and the funding bodies that have paid for them. Text can proceed as follows in exhibition title boards or artist statements. Jorng Jam I Jorng Jam I is a contemporary art and history project working with Cambodian people Phnom Penh to remember, reclaim and reinterpret Cambodian social history from before, during and after the Khmer Rouge era. The project is curated and produced by Pip Kelly. Collaborating artists are: Neak Sophal (photographer), Kim Hak (photographer), Kong Vollak (installation) and Neang Kavich (documentary film). Jorng Jam I is supported by Asialink and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. Jorng Jam II Jorng Jam is a contemporary art and history project working with Cambodian people in Queensland, Australia to remember, reclaim and reinterpret Cambodian social history from before, during and after the Khmer Rouge era. The project is curated and produced by Pip Kelly. Collaborating artists are: Neak Sophal (photographer), Kim Hak (photographer), Kong Vollak (installation) and Neang Kavich (documentary film). Jorng Jam II in Australia is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. Read Less
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CHAMNORNG
Australia, 2015
 
Thread can be used to tie one object to another. In my work, I have used string to tie the present to the past. The brutally harsh times that people have gone through have left unforgettable impressions on their minds. War came again and again, which led many to rely on ‘Yorn’ (magical cloth) to help intersect between peoples circumstances, magic, luck, wisdom and faith and prevent them from dying. 
 
Many meaningful experiences have been shared by the Cambodian-Australian community who moved during or after the Khmer Rouge in order to find a life of peace and stability in Australia, which has now become their second home.
 
These memories are an important part of our history as well as important areas for people to study and understand Cambodian history and war.
 
"Jorng Jam I is a contemporary art and history project working with Cambodian people Phnom Penh to remember, reclaim and reinterpret Cambodian social history from before, during and after the Khmer Rouge era. The project is curated and produced by Pip Kelly. Collaborating artists are: Neak Sophal (photographer), Kim Hak (photographer), Kong Vollak (installation) and Neang Kavich (documentary film). Jorng Jam I is supported by Asialink and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts."
"Jorng Jam II is a contemporary art and history project working with Cambodian people in Queensland, Australia to remember, reclaim and reinterpret Cambodian social history from before, during and after the Khmer Rouge era. The project is curated and produced by Pip Kelly. Collaborating artists are: Neak Sophal (photographer), Kim Hak (photographer), Kong Vollak (installation) and Neang Kavich (documentary film). Jorng Jam II in Australia is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts."
 
 
 
Oranges
Oranges and Champa are the plants that Choun Phon and Chen Than never forgotten, once when Choun Pon has pregnant she had a passion strongly to eat oranges so both decided to go to find orange but Incidentally they were arrest by Khmer Rouge soldier and put in an old villa in order to kill them, but then they were service because of helps from their relatives.
Champa
Oranges and Champa are the plants that Choun Phon and Chen Than never forgotten, once when Choun Pon has pregnant she had a passion strongly to eat oranges so both decided to go to find orange but Incidentally they were arrest by Khmer Rouge soldier and put in an old villa in order to kill them, but then they were service because of helps from their relatives.
Piss and drink
Once a pun of time during Khmer Rouge regime Nou Eup were test by the spy of Khmer Rouge by asking for a meal then Nou Eup gave rice to her with kind but then the spy also ask for a drink then Eup said compulsive with check talk that (urinated in the plate and drink) after that Eup got penalize very bad by taking to work somewhere fare from families and children.
YORN
Sy Chun Kay is a person who has been through many regimes and wars because of faith, kind and doing good make her survive. Nowadays she still keeps YORN that given by her teacher since 1968. Almost every days she pray BALI and keep YORN with her when she travel, she strongly believes doing that making her safe with happiness and getting along with people around.