Phare Creative Studio puts together Fourth of July tribute for US embassy

Publication date 26 July 2021 | 19:56 | ICT

The animated video opens with a mellow musical melody played on a traditional Khmer stringed instrument called a Tro, awakening actors whose bodies are entirely covered with paintings of flowers that blink and sparkle like fireflies as a



  • Caricature artist inspiring laughter in Battambang

    Tue, 20 Jul 2021 | 09:12

    At first glance, the face staring back at Phen Lina from the artist’s page – with its huge lips, symmetrically over-inflated cheeks, and eyelashes longer than the whiskers on a cat – was just a silly cartoon-style caricature drawn for her amusement.

  • Sacred traditions at risk amid Covid

    Mon, 19 Jul 2021 | 08:36

    As one of the first spiritual dance troupes in the world – created in 2007 by Ravynn Karet-Coxen, a Cambodian refugee based in London – Sacred Dancers of Angkor is more than just traditional performance art.

  • Kashmir bans animal slaughter during Muslim festival

    Mon, 19 Jul 2021 | 08:33

    The Indian government has ordered authorities in Kashmir to ban the slaughter of all animals in the Muslim majority region for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

  • Recently passed legend of Khmer ballet paid tribute via art exhibition

    Wed, 14 Jul 2021 | 08:33

    Em Theay was a legendary and beloved Khmer classical ballet dancer who began dancing at the age of seven while living at the Royal Palace where her mother was a cook.

  • Frida Kahlo exhibition brings work to life

    Mon, 12 Jul 2021 | 07:41

    With larger-than-life projections of her work, music and journal extracts, a new exhibition aims to bring Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo’s paintings to life to mark the 114th anniversary of her birth.

  • Imaginary deaths, real grief: Thai artist, fans honour anime heroes

    Mon, 12 Jul 2021 | 07:25

    Portraits of dozens of anime characters, each with a small altar for fans to leave flowers, adorn the wall of a Bangkok gallery – a tribute to fictional heroes who met an untimely death.

  • From tattoos to tokens at Tokyo’s 1st physical blockchain art exhibition

    Thu, 1 Jul 2021 | 08:30

    Tokyo tattoo artist Ichi Hatano’s usual business has dwindled during the pandemic, but now he’s keen to mine a new stream of income at Japan’s first crypto art exhibition.

  • Contemporary artist Nak Noy shines

    Sun, 27 Jun 2021 | 07:50

    Cambodia’s contemporary arts scene is flourishing with the growing presence of a legion of talented artists – some of them self-taught and having braved years of struggle to gain acknowledgment of their work.

  • Graines de Cambodge seeds world with beauty

    Tue, 15 Jun 2021 | 07:44

    While glittery accessories made of precious metals and gemstones need to have those expensive materials mined from the Earth, Siem Reap based Graines de Cambodge instead uses a variety of seeds harvested from plants to create jewelry that is sustainable, ethical and makes a green fashion statement.

  • Greek ‘neo-muralist’ draws on mythology to depict how pandemic has affected people

    Mon, 14 Jun 2021 | 05:22

    An Athenian “neo-muralist” is blending Greek mythology and Byzantine iconography with graffiti and street art to depict how the coronavirus has forced people the world over to put down roots.