Cambodian Holiday

This piece was inspired by weaving music.The weave structure is generated by the guitar tab for the Dead Kennedy’s song, Holiday in Cambodia. The whole song is repeated three times in the piece and each chord is represented by a different color and yarn. The colors were inspired by the lyrics of the song, which tell about life in Cambodia, Western complacency and the tragedies that were taking place during the Pol Pot regime. The numerous shades of white referencing the skulls that were excavated from the killing fields, still with blind folds around their eyes.

Cambodian Holiday Weaving 2008 2’3″x 7’6″

Cambodian Holiday video 2016