Lao People's Democratic Republic
Souliya Phoumivong is the first Lao artist to make a stop motion animation. With a background in fine arts, Souliya made the transition to media, and then claymation when he bought a camera hoping to incorporate it into his work.
His first major claymation project was ‘Ban Kon Khoy’ a children’s television series supported by UNICEF. This first appeared on television in 2013 and is still running today. Before ‘My Village’ there were no TV shows for children in Laos.
Souliya set up Clay House Studio, dedicated to developing clay animation in Laos. He is preparing a new stopmotion project about primary school education for BEQUAL, supported by Coffey International Australia.
SOULIYA 'S PRESENTATIONS
Becoming Lao´s Clay Animator
BY SOULIYA PHOUMIVONG
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 15, 2016
Souliya Phoumivong's presentation is about becoming the first Lao artist to make a stop motion animation, "The first animation that I made was a figure of myself with a buffalo – one boy and one buffalo. No studio. I used the city as the studio and placed them around the city". He is the director of Clay House Studio, dedicated to developing clay animation in Laos.