Opposites and the Same | Video | Sound | 7:08 Min | 2015
Using the tile pieces from 330 Khmer Words made in 2014, this video constructs the state of the conversation between me and my mother; structured as if it is a game, and similarly played each time we meet. After the first words have been given, the rest is random. Accidental exchanges of words are returned to my mother, but only for a few moments in the duration of our conversation suggesting the need to spout out any word in Khmer in order for me or her to understand. Each single tile piece has been adhered to another according to the natural definition of such words, or how it defines each of us having either a personal, literal, or figurative connection with that word in order to convey oppositions. Thus, one piece is now a double. As I am unable to read Khmer, once I flip the tile, the other side may be a word that was identified with her and is now stored on my side (memory or being). This means I have developed a certain personality, interest, or use of the same word as her; becoming in some ways, the same as my mother.