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LETTER TO THE SEA
Thailand chapter, Cambodian Migrant Workers in Asia - A Conversation

Video: 17min35s
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Year: 2019

2015, international news found out that there is fishing slavery in Thai fishing industry. There are so many issues including, work abuse, human trafficking, drug using and trafficking, no contact to relative, working in sea without seeing mainland for many year, so on. 2017, Thailand reform their rule on fishing industry. There are slaveries from Loa, Myanmar and Cambodian.
I visited many Cambodia fishermen in Thialand sea in many provinces in the south of Thailand including Samut Prakan, Chun Buri, Rayong, Trat, Samut Sakhon, SongKhla, and Pattani province. I have decided to write a letter and read the letter in the sea at koh Kut. Koh Kut (Kut Island) is an island near Thai and Cambodia sea border next Koh Kong province in Cambodia.
It is to dedicated to slavery Cambodian fisherman in Thailand. The actually reading happen under the sea. The bobble blows from my mount of reading flow up and spread to the rest of the sea hopefully it can reach to the spirit of the sea and connect to the Cambodia fisher man who lose their life in the sea. I wish them a better life!

This work "Letter to the sea" is a part of a bigger project under titled "Cambodian Migrant Workers in Asia-A Conversation" covering Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Hong Kong (China). This particular work is result from research early 2019 in Thailand (chapter).
This work is commission by Singapore Biennale 2019.

This work is commissioned by Singapore Biennale 2019
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Please contact artist to view video at limsokchanlina@gmail.com


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 Letter to the sea   Screen shoot: Performative reading, 17min35s, 2019 
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 Letter to the sea   Scanned from original letter written in Khmer language by artist, 2 pages, 2019  
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 Letter to the sea   Letter translated to English from original Khmer Letter written by artist, 2 pages, 2019 
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 Exhibition view   Singapore Biennale 2019 (Nov 2019-March 2020) 
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 Exhibition hall   Artist's talk, Singapore Biennale 2019 (Nov 2019-March 2020) 
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 Exhibition hall   Artist's talk: Singapore Biennale 2019 (Nov 2019-March 2020)