Coming towards the end of the residency period in Taipei, Cambodian artist Kong Dara will host an open studio event on 2nd September 2016. He will also prepare homemade Cambodian curry for everyone to share towards the evening.
Kong Dara’s residency project at OCAC is centred around the themes of queer lives. He continues to develop and create a personalised Taipei City map, structuring around his own experience as a gay person from Cambodia. He sketch out his complex experiences, emotions, and memories through pen, in order to find his personal and individual art perspective.
As the core focus of the residency, Dara also tried to understand, from the perspective of a gay person from Cambodia, the attitudes of Taiwanese people towards queer communities and queer marriages. Through interviewing and collecting stories, the artist transforms emotional objects from people’s memories to important identity stamps in our everyday lives. The act links the participants as the witnesses of mock marriage documents indirectly. It also reflects the importance of identity acceptance in different societies.
Date｜ 2016.09.02 3:30pm-8:00pm