Daun Penh, Plaza

© Alain Guillemot

On a triangular tree-spotted plaza of 300 square meters between the French Embassy and the Japanese bridge in the Daun Penh district of Phnom Penh, Séra will create and scenically install a set of monumental sculptures evoking the events that marked the population of Phnom Penh in April 1975 when close to two million people were forced by the Khmer Rouge to abandon their homes. 

A green area, its garden entirely redesigned, will accompany the installation of the sculptures. 
 

It is from the balcony of the French Embassy that Séra witnessed, at age 13, a part of the massive exodus of the inhabitants of Phnom Penh as they passed through these crossroads before leaving the city without hope of return.