Exhibition by Horst Hoheisel/Sebastian Brandt
(Opening: 12h of February 2008)
"I spent four weeks in Cambodia working on an exhibition in memory of the Khmer Rouge rule. My colleague was Sebastian Brandt,
a young German artist from Erfurt, who was one of my students during my guest professorship at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
The project was supported by the Goethe Institute and took place parallel to the international tribunal against five leaders of the
Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.
We worked with mud from the Mekong River. Sebastian got the idea when looking out of the plane window at the brown fields of rice
below us during the dry season, traversed by the brown water of the rivers that mould all the country... We put a frieze on the walls
of our exhibition room, where we combined two very different buildings. We confronted the antique sandstone floors of the national
Cambodian symbol, the Angkor Temples, with the tiled floor of Tuol Sleng torture prison of the Khmer Rouge time..." (Horst Hoheisel,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January/February 2008).