8 September – 6 October 2017
Java Creative Cafe Toul Kork
This series of architectural drawings by Chhum Limhay explores imaginary cities of the future, inspired by real cities around the world and their historical legacies while employing science-fiction aesthetics. The formation of cities and urban culture is rooted in its ancient heritage which, as a result, affects the design of buildings, infrastructure and how people live in them.
In each drawing there is a distinct absence of people, plants and vehicles. Limhay has chosen to focus specifically on the shape and design of the buildings laid out across a symmetric grid. Believing in the optimism of technology, the artist proposes a city-scape that is carefully constructed and harmonious. In his imaginary cities, he sees people from all backgrounds living together peacefully.