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Essays

Vong Phaophanit

In the shadow of words

Claire Oboussier

The way I use the script is not nostalgic.

I like the sound of the language, the way it

looks - I’m using my body in writing.

I’m using my memory and at the same time

I’m looking forward. I’m not trying to write

sentences and paragraphs with Laotian

script. I’m using the words as unconnected

images, suspended in time, fragmented.

The words are like echoes, leading to and

from each other, leading to images, shapes

and

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