Nha San Collective - Day by day
“Day by Day” explores issues of identitylessness and rootlessness experienced by people who are Vietnamese by birth or ancestry, but presently live or have lived on Cambodian territory. During several research trips to the border areas between Việt Nam and Cambodia throughout 2014, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai listened and recorded people sharing their intimate memories and speaking of their lives – lives that are ephemeral and uncertain. Their stories are personal yet intersect with universal questions of citizenship and migration.
Day by Day is the result of Thanh Mai’s two-month Pisaot residency with Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in early 2014. The project is supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) and SA SA BASSAC Gallery.