The Unsurrendered Distortion
Yanin Bandhaya, based on a proposal by Suneil Sanzgiri
Yanin Bandhaya- choreography
Michael Honeycomb- videography, Lomokino and sound
Jake Carvey- second camera
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Wilawan Wiangthong and Kim Zumpfe
Split-screen IG livestream between BTS Skytrain, Bangkok and Los Angeles Metro
The violence that occurred is no longer present, and all that is left is the picture once described
Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn and Ryat Yezbick
Yezbick explores body politics and contested sites of representation through an intimate collaborative performance with Bangkok-based artist Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn. For this work, the artists lent their bodies and sight to one another as proxies to explore each other’s respective cities, Bangkok and Los Angeles, engaging with one another’s worlds via phone tours, letters and personal memories of place. To contest highly mythologized and romanticized notions of these two cities, perpetuated by the film industry, the artists examined their own experiences to place, excavating the violence and vulnerability of the cities’ inhabitants that is often hidden from view.
On November 11th at 5pm, each artist will perform in their respective city a letter reading at the sites visited during the making of this piece, layering the two sites on top of one another and uncovering the symbolic space between the locations. The project occupies contested spaces – both personal and political, private and public – in an effort to understand how we desire and yearn for places that have been fabricated from legacies of violence. By inviting comparisons between location and the artists themselves, this work asks us to reconsider the place and production of contested knowledge, as perceptions that permeate both place and person, the material and immaterial.
Nothing Belongs To You
Linda Franke and Yingyai Kampanat Kotkaew
Linda Franke and Yingyai Kampanat Kotkaew asked people who live in Bangkok to submit photos of an object they frequently use and an object they are about to discard. From this collection of images, the artists then printed the photos on front and back of T-shirts and redistributed them for the participants to wear. Each participant receives a T-shirt with objects that they did not submit.
The participants were then, invited to take part in a walk through various locations in Bangkok led by Yingyai Kampanat.
This performance will be ongoing every time a participant wears one of the T-shirts in the future and will end when the material of the T-shirt disintegrates.
Teo Ala-Ruona and Boat Sutasinee Kansomdee
A performance duet between a live performer and pre-recorded audio.