2012, I ran my first studio, and it became the first clay studio in Laos, named" Clay House Studio," creating video and stop motion works.
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Flow, 2018, Single-channel HD video, colour, sound, 8 minutes 50 seconds, Installation of clay sculptures.
Image courtesy of the artist
It is a reflection of the modern and progressive society, but most people are fascinated by materialism, following the trend of extravagance that sometimes they do not know what they are doing, just asking for it. He has used and has done what others see as good, without even looking at himself that the things that he is trying to achieve are really necessary for himself or not; in this work has used buffalos as a symbol of ignorance that follows the trend of materialism one after another as the circle of life and raises the question whether we will be ourselves or will we be the next buffalo in this flow.
Souliya Phoumivong (b. 1983, Laos) is a media artist based in Laos and Professor of Media Studies at the National Institute of Fine Art in Vientiane. In 2012, Phoumivong established The Clay House Studio which focuses on video and stop-motion works and is the first of its kind in Laos. The studio is responsible for an array of projects, including the production of the first clay animation TV show in Laos which has reached its 4th season. He has been awarded artist residencies from The Japan Foundation and Center for Contemporary Art Singapore. His work has been included in exhibitions such as Missing Links, The Jim Thompson Art Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2015) and Cross+Scape, ASEAN-Korea Contemporary Media Art Exhibition, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2011) and APT9, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2018-19).