Echoes from the Stars is a participatory digital installation.
It is inspired by audience responses to Jean-Baptiste Phou’s art-film
My Mother’s Tongue, about communication issues between a mother and a son.
You can take part in the digital installation by contributing voice messages,
expressing unspoken words or something you regret not telling someone earlier.
Your message will be turned into a star and displayed in an interactive star map.
All the contributions form constellations and can be listened to, the messages resonating like echoes from the stars.
Artistic and project director: Jean-Baptiste Phou
Co-artist: Theerawat Klangjareonchai
Developers: Tossawat Mokdara (Best),
Nuthapong Lertamnuaychok (Mo) and
Suppachai Booncharoen (Ton)
Webdesigner: Jean-Sien Kin
My Mother’s Tongue explores the delicate relationship between a mother and son who don’t speak the same language, until something unlocks when she suddenly falls very ill. The emotional journey unfolds through a series of vignettes that draw the viewer deeper into the inner world of a son seeking understanding and to be understood
A film by Jean-Baptiste Phou, with illustrations by Sao Sreymao
With the support of l’Institut français du Cambodge and Cambodian Living Arts
In French with English and Khmer subtitles
Translation in Burmese, Lao, Mandarin, Thai and Viet available below
Come back on the 28th of October 2022
for a special event where the creators of the artwork will reveal the digital installation. To find out more about the online event, click here