Crespuscular Dreams of (Dis-)Alienation

Chooc Ly Tan
United Kingdom
15 min

Rich Mix

27 May



Crepuscular Dreams of (Dis-) Alienation is a collage of found and homemade audio and visual material, intermingling trips to visit family in Cambodia with personal material from her own unreleased music production. The audio-visual collage presents interviews from women and non-binary people of colour that include friends and family, as well as the artists’ sister. Tracing a diaspora across Paris, Algeria, Reykjavik, the Congo, Cambodia and Dublin, they critically reflect on present day considerations from the position of those who’ parents and grandparents directly experienced the colonial exploits of various European imperialisms.

Chooc Ly Tan

Chooc Ly Tan is a French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist filmmaker and DJ who works across film and sound to find an experimental cadence within the personal histories, found footage, and political undertows that inform and inflect the Afro-Asian diaspora, in the face of on-going colonialism(s).