wk 11- Artist Conversation- Sovanchan Sorn

Artist: Sovanchan Sorn

Exhibition: This is all I remember.

Media: Mixed.

Gallery: CSULB School of Arts.

About the Artist

Sovanchan Sorn is a student at California State University. She is currently working on getting her Bachelors of Art. She is a fourth year student getting ready to graduate this semester. She has always been very passionate about being an advocate for those who can not do so, especially for her family. She comes from a Cambodian family and is will be the first in her family to graduate college. With her art she wishes to bring awareness to different issues that are going on in the world.

Formal Analysis

Sovanchan’s art is a bit different than I have seen before. She was interview her family members who escaped the Khmer Rouge Regime in wartime Cambodia. Her art was her family telling their story about their experience in the refugee camp.s Her art included audio interview, woven structure, and video projection.

Content Analysis

Sovanchan’s work is influenced by her close family. She is a daughter of refugee parents who escaped the Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia. For as long as she can remember she always knew her parents were refugee survivors but she never knew exactly what happened to them or what they had to deal with. Being the first in her family to attend college she knew she could use her power to advocate and bring awareness to what her family went through. She choose to put in display, in text, what her family experience during such difficult times.

Synthesis/My Experience

I loved Sovanchan’s art. I was really blown away by what she was doing. I really admire her work and all of the dedication and time she put into it. Her experience has not been easy and I applaud her for stepping up and being an advocate for her families silence. I was really inspired by her work.


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