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Internationally video art is seen as a critical contribution to the field of contemporary arts alongside painting, photography, installation, performance and sculpture. Under the INTERCITY umbrella international artists are contributing exclusive works to META HOUSE - e.g. Thai artists Narathip Mangkang, Prateep Suthathongthai, Surachok Saengthumchai and Wasan Thitisakul, who have been approached by Thai curator Thanavi Chotpradit.

It is a very important and exciting time in the growth of Cambodia’s contemporary arts. Cambodian's access to and understanding of contemporary art has until recently been limited but is now increasing rapidly because of a growing artscene and gallery circuit. However the appreciation and practice of video art remains largely unrealized. A lecture by Ali Sanderson - contemporary artist from Australia working mostly with installation and video - followed by a workshop or practice series will introduce young Cambodians to the techniques and concepts embraced by the medium of video art.

The objective of the lecture will be to answer questions about what video art is and can be. It is a very diverse medium and often when people think about what video art means they think of films or television with narratives and stories, a beginning and an end. However video art digs deeper, and questions traditional ideas of the use of the video camera as a way to express ideas. On one hand it has the potential to be a highly technical film based experimentation but equally provides a medium for highly personal, subjective and creative work.

Ali Sanderson will be supported by Ben Pederick - an experienced video producer, camera operator and editor currently working with civil society organizations in Cambodia. His work history includes, documentary for television, extreme sport productions and educational programming. He has also been technical producer for a range of video art installations in Australia.
"Chaopraya Mozart" Prateep Suathongthai 
City" Surachok Saengthumchai 
"Untitled" Narathip Mangkang