This event is part of Outsider Artist Collective residency in The Zebrario at Nottingham Contemporary.
November is an important month in Cambodia, not only does it mark the end of the monsoon season, but it also celebrates a major natural occurrence; the reversing flow of the Tonle Sap River. The full moon is believed to deliver a bountiful rice crop and is at the heart of the annual ‘Bon Om Touk’ or Water and Moon Festival taking place on the 10-12 November 2019, this is the time for Cambodians to give thanks to the river and the moon.
Join us for a talk with Jane Wheat on her personal connection with Cambodia, followed by a screening of her short film Greet the Moon inspired by this auspicious festival.
Jane Wheat has a deep interest in the profound nature of ritual and the characteristics of cultural events in Cambodia. She has produced several short films and artworks influenced by Khmer ceremonies and celebrations.