Building Again

Commissioned by Our City Festival 2012 (Phnom Penh), and performed over two days at Sothearos Park, Building Again was a confluence of public art performance and community connection while addressing societal issues.

Participants demolished a freestanding brick wall (built specifically for the performance), with sledgehammers and other hand tools.

Afterward, a large number of neighborhood children spontaneously explored the rubble, and joined for the second part of the performance. Collectively, the bricks were chiseled clean by hand, and used to rebuild the wall.

Trailer to Building Again video (full length video is 14 minutes 33 seconds) is below.