Artist Talk & Film Screening: Skin Shade Night Day

Artist Talk
June 25 2022
Shadow of person standing on vast shade house roof.
Shadow of person standing on vast shade house roof.

Hear about multi-disciplinary artist Allison Chhorn’s creative process, from conception through to development and production.


June 25 2022

2pm to 4pm


To realise Skin Shade Night Day, Allison Chhorn worked closely with collaborators and creative producers Anastasia Comelli and Chris Luscri. Join Allison, Chris and Anastasia in conversation with Rayleen Forester, co-editor of fine print magazine.

The talk will follow a screening of Allison Chhorn’s 2019 film The Plastic House, which is an important touchpoint in Chhorn’s early work, as well as a key inspiration for the making of Skin Shade Night Day.

Feature Image: Allison Chhorn, 'The Plastic House', film still. Courtesy the artist.

Film Screening

The Plastic House

Director: Allison Chhorn
Cambodia, 2019, 46 min
Khmer with English subtitles

Synopsis: Constructing a solitary reality by imagining what life would be like after the passing of her parents, director Allison Chhorn's intricate docu-fiction chronicles her own process carrying on work in the family's titular 'plastic house'.

  • Shadow of person standing on vast shade house roof.
  • Person looking down inside shade house structure.
  • Dog looking at person in distance, within a walkway between bean plants.
Shadow of person standing on vast shade house roof.

Lead Artists

Allison Chhorn


Chris Luscri,
Anastasia Comelli


Rayleen Forester

This project is supported by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia. 

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