Svay Sareth

Dublin Core

Title

Svay Sareth

Subject

Description

Svay Sareth’s works in sculpture, installation and durational performance are made using materials and processes intentionally associated with war – metals, uniforms, camouflage and actions requiring great endurance. While his critical and cathartic practice is rooted in an autobiography of war and resistance, he refuses both historical particularity and voyeurism on violence. Rather, his works traverse both present and historical moments, drawing on processes of survival and adventure, and ideas of power and futility. More recently, Svay confronts the idea that “the present is also a dangerous time” through the appropriation and dramatisation of public monuments that hint at contentious political histories. During his residency, Svay will research Singapore-Cambodia relations and history, and make use of libraries and archives specific to Singapore.

Date

3 May – 26 May 2016

Contributor

Coverage

Medium

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

During his residency, Svay will research Singapore-Cambodia relations and history, and make use of libraries and archives specific to Singapore.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

SVAY-Sareth.-I-Svay-Sareth-eat-rubber-sandals-2015.-Performance.-Single-channel-HD-video-color-sound-9-minutes-46-seconds-looped.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpg
Svay-Sareth.-Mon-Boulet-2011.-Durational-performance-5-days-Siem-Reap-to-Phnom-Penh-Cambodia.-Single-channel-video-with-sound-8-25-looped.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC..jpg
Svay-Sareth.-Prendre-les-Mesures-2015.-Single-channel-HD-video-color-sound-105222522.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpeg
Svay-Sareth.-Ruins-2014.-Cotton-synthetic-foam.-Dimensions-variable.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpg
SVAY-Sareth.-Stake-or-Skewer-2015.-Wood-17-rubber-sandals.-149-x-25-cm.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpg
Svay-Sareth.-The-Vessantara-Jataka-2015.-Cotton-kapok-embroidery-iron.-240-x-400-cm-diameter.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpg
SVAY-Sareth.-Trigger-2015.-Motorbike-and-rubber-sandals-on-metal-wood-alum-carbon.-300-x-300-x-240-cm.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpg
Svay-Sareth.-Warning-House-2013-ongoing.-Found-and-repurposed-materials.-Dimensions-variable.-Image-courtesy-artist-and-SA-SA-BASSAC.jpeg

Collection

Citation

“Svay Sareth,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1376.