Keith Deverell Studio

artworks

The Hawker’s Song a series of video portraits and sound installations that celebrate the precarious survival of Cambodian street hawker's. Street hawkers, singing plaintive songs designed to sell their wares, are an important part of life in Phnom Penh that seems to be disappearing. The streets no longer bustle with the sounds of the bicycle carts and the sellers' songs are not heard as often. Inspired by the rich cultural tradition of orality, exchange and commerce that appears to be dying in a race towards 'modernisation', the work highlights global concerns around the death of the local, in the face of capital and technological progression.