A Child’s Artistic View of the White Building

Explore Phnom Penh’s artistic legacy through the eyes of children living in the capital’s iconic White Building at Sa Sa Art Project’s latest exhibition, A Child’s Eye View.

On Friday, Aug. 30, visitors are invited to discover another perspective of the White Building and its residents. Over a period of three weeks, artist-in-residence Emma Ota has engaged children of the White Building in a series of workshops, developing a range of work in animation, video, photography and mapping.

The children have used basic media technology as an eye into their world and have used it to question collectivity, community, divisions of “us” and “them” and the sense of authorship in our shared and lived spaces.

The event will include a brief presentation by the participants, a screening of their moving image work and a unique map produced by the children will also be handed out.

Emma Ota is a curator, art coordinator and researcher based in Tokyo, Japan. She is director of the dislocate art project, which challenges the meaning of locality in globalised technology driven society. She pursues art as a platform for the collision of ideas and debates surrounding the current conditions of society. She received a Master degree in Visual Imaging and Sciences from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, in 2011.

During her Pisaot residency at Sa Sa Art Projects, Emma researched Cambodian art spaces and explored collaborations between children in Phnom Penh’s White Building and children in Tokyo through a series of media art workshops.

A Child’s Eye View, in collaboration with Aziza School, Sa Sa Art Projects and artist-in-residence Emma Ota, can be seen on Friday, Aug. 30, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Sa Sa Art Projects.

Sa Sa Art Projects
Sothearos (St. 3), White Building, 2nd floor, No. 26-28E2 360, Phnom Penh