Tree Island

Break Pot Sketch: Tree Island  |  2013

Single Channel Video, 22:47

Second in a series of four, Break Pot Sketch: Tree Island places a slow, quiet, solitary task in the middle of a bustling, cacophonous intersection in Phnom Penh. The artist stands on a circular cloth on the sidewalk, and from shoulder height, drops one ordinary Kompong Chhnang clay pot, which shatters upon impact 

 

 

with the hard ground. She then attempts to reassemble the broken pot with glue. This repair process is slow, exacting and deliberate, similar to most and processes of repair, whether the repair be physical, personal, psychological, national or global.