Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Noir night

This coming Friday (22 Feb) will mark the opening night of a new exhibition at Meta House called Night Vision by Bangkok-based American artist Chris Coles. The exhibition will be opened at 6pm with a performance of the Phnom Penh-based music group Krom, featuring vocalists Sophea & Sopheak Chamroeun, accompanied by composer/musician, Christopher Minko. Two hours later, the artist will give a talk on German Expressionism and the Noir Vision in SEAsia, followed by a question and answer session. This comes hot on the heels of the launch of the book of short noir stories in Phnom Penh Noir, available at Monument Books and a darn good read. Krom will also perform at The Doors the following evening, Saturday.

Also on Friday evening, the Cambodian Space Project will be doing their thang at The Village restaurant bar on St 360 in BKK1 from 9.30pm onwards. Further afield, the CSP will be heading to Battambang on 2 March to present a double-bill with the modern circus performers from Phare Ponleu Selpak, under the Big Top, in Cambodia's second city. It's sure to be an exciting combination. Talking of the circus, the final Phnom Penh show will be this Saturday, 23 Feb from 6pm at the Beeline Arena - the show is called Metal Khmer. With the new Phare show each night in Siem Reap and their own shows in Battambang, resources may've been stretched a little but also Beeline is too big a venue for their more intimate shows.

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