Lim Sokchanlina

I WISH I WANT TO
From the series Cambodian Migrant Workers in Asia - A Conversation

Installation works:
- 5 photograph prints (wish collages), size 60x90cm, ED of 5+2AP, Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm
- 5 binding books, handmade, size 8.5x12.5cm (Cambodian Passport size)
- 2 sets of my artist stamp, 2 sets of PASS stamp, and 2 sets of artist Khmer name stamp
- 250 copies of Wish cards: for audience to write their wishes (They can leave for artist or they can bring back home to keep as souvenir)

Work Statement:
"What do you wish for when you go back to home/Cambodia?" I ask Cambodian migrant workers in Malaysia.
I can only collect some wishes by myself. The rest, I asked some Khmer workers to help collecting their friend's wishes.
I only select some wishes purposely to make photos. Idea is to leave some wishes for audiences to imagine the pictures.
I design wish card with the photo to create a visa. I also make stamps under my artist name and stamp on every visas and books. It is to stamp their wishes to pass and become true.
The book is inspired from a travel document book (black) made special for Cambodian worker overseas.
A lot of them want to go back to their hometown and start to build the dreams. They want to have a proper occupation or run their own business and farming with their family and parent. They are small and family businesses.
They are poor, work abroad and have a wish. You also have a wish! We all have a wish!

Group exhibition: Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other (Chapter II)
curated by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani
Venues:
Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020
Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
Richard Koh Project, Bangkok, Thailand
To view exhibition, click Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other

I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Photograph print (wish collage), size 60x90cm, ED of 5+2AP, Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Photograph print (wish collage), size 60x90cm, ED of 5+2AP, Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Photograph print (wish collage), size 60x90cm, ED of 5+2AP, Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Photograph print (wish collage), size 60x90cm, ED of 5+2AP, Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Photograph print (wish collage), size 60x90cm, ED of 5+2AP, Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To 5 binding books, handmade, size 8.5x12.5cm (Cambodian Passport size) I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Inside each page of book content: Picture i mad for the wish (Left) and Cambodia migrant worker in Malaysia's wish (Right). I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Exhibition view: "Phantoms and Aliens : The Invisible Other (Chapter II)", Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Exhibition view: "Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other (Chapter II)", Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Exhibition view: "Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other (Chapter II)", Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Exhibition view: "Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other (Chapter II)", Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Exhibition view: "Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other (Chapter II)", Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Exhibition view: "Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other (Chapter II)", Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Books binding, KL, Malaysia, May,2019 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Books binding, KL, Malaysia, May,2019 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Inspiring from black passport book, make specially for Cambodia migrant workers to Thailand. I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Book binding in comparison to normal Cambodia passport, KL, Malaysia, May,2019 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Visiting and collecting Cambodian worker's wishes in Patu Pahat, Malaysia, May 2019 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Visiting and collecting Cambodian worker's wishes in Patu Pahat, Malaysia, May 2019 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Taking photos of a fresh returning of Cambodian family workers from Malaysia, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, Jan 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Making process: Designing, printing and preparing each wish card for the books, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan 2020 I Wish I Want ToI Wish I Want To Wish card design, publish 500 copies and cut with old style photo frame cuter (Visa size card)