Tokyo Festival Farm Lab (Research and development)
The City & The City: Mapping from Home
Partner: Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM)
An exchange project between Tokyo- and Bangkok-based artists researching the city without leaving their homes
This is a program for online exchange and collaboration centered on urban research, with Tokyo Festival Farm and BIPAM acting as hosts. Artists and researchers based in Tokyo and Bangkok will share and discuss their discoveries, holding a meeting to report their final results in September. Using homes as a starting point, we will explore their individual identities and urban connections.
Thursday, July 8 - Thursday (public holiday), Septtember 23
Friday, September 17 – Monday (holiday), September 20, 2021
*Note: Gallery closed on Sunday, September 19
Achitaphon (Film) Piansukprasert
Achitaphon is a filmmaker whose work appears in diverse spaces and forms, ranging from site-specific film to video installation, which is the artist’s latest interest. His films were selected to show in international film festivals. His first film ‘Fall in Love’ was selected to show in The 28th Girona Film Festival, Spain and an experimental film festival BIDEODROMO 2016. FESTIVAL DE CINE Y VÍDEO EXPERIMENTAL in Spain as well. The following film ‘The Scar Of River’ was part of the screening event and nominated in Official Selection (incompetition), 22 Thai Short Film Festival in 2018 and his latest featured film “The Lady’s Tale” was selected to be a part in BOGOTÁEXPERIMENTALFILMFESTIVAL in 2020, Colombia.
Born in Toronto, 1989; Based in Tokyo since 2011. Lana Tran is a doctoral student and Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholar in Art Studies and Curatorial Practices at Tokyo University of the Arts. After developing arts exhibitions and intercultural programs in urban environments with the artist-led centre 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo), Lana attained a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto in 2019.
Her current research considers how place-based heritage and memory is collected, archived and (re)presented in contemporary Japanese art projects. Drawing from her familial experience with migration, Lana also asks how we negotiate our relationship with place and displacement—a question she explores with her adopted dog Pepper.
Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. LILY SHU has been interested in literature and music since she was a child. After studying history and philosophy in Japan and the UK, LILY SHU began to create videos and photographic works, seeking visual expression in a poetic space.
Her work reveals a critique of visible and invisible politics, and a quest for the unique temporality and materiality of photography. Growing up while witnessing the rapid development of the insular cultural environment in China, LILY SHU is interested in the physicality and actions created beyond surveillance system and censorship. Doubting the way individuals should be, how each person is involved, and the issues of identity and space beyond that are the main themes of her creation.
Pitchapa Wangprasertkul (Nam-Oon)
Born in Bangkok, 1999, Pitchapa graduated from The Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Majoring in advertising, minoring in psychology) Pitchapa has been spending most of the time of her childhood in making arts for both national and international art contests and spent longer time to forget what she had learned in order to create her own style of art. She was introduced to Performance Art when she was 19 and selected to be one of the facilitators in the Abramovic Method Exhibition in the Bangkok Art Biennale 2021 and started to create her own Performance Arts in 2020. Most of her works focus on the political issues and the questions toward Power Dynamics. She is currently working as a freelance graphic designer, book cover designer and a member of Spring Movement, a student collective advocating for democracy in Thailand.
Born in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture in 1994. Tatsuki creates mixed media works using object, video, painting, and animation, expressing the meaning and existence that constantly fluctuates. Through multi-view observations of the surrounding environment, he is interested in themes of questionings, habits, memorandums and misinterpretation. He is also a member of "bokura to minna wa ikiteiru (We and everyone are alive)", a Youtuber collective asking fundamental questions about sustainability and reasons for continuing their creation works.
Tatsuki completed a sculpture course from Graduate School of Art and Design, Musashino Art University in 2020. His recent activities include "kohi nomi ni ikou ya (Let's go for a coffee)" (2019), "MATSUDO" QOL "AWARD" (2020), bokura to minna wa ikiteiru 10 ～ buta no tabi tomo iikirenai ～ (We and everyone are alive 10 ～ can't even say that is a pig trip～)" (2020) and so on.
Thipsuda (Fully) Raimaturapong
Born in 1996, Thipsuda (Fully) Raimaturapong is currently living in Samrong sub-district, Samutprakarn province, Thailand. She is a freelance graphic designer. Her personal works are various visuals created from the stories that happen to her in daily life and experimentally put together as visuals by mixing various media (Graphic, Computer Program, Photo, Drawing, Article).
Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM)
Held in the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) is a global platform for people involved with creating the performing arts. It has taken place every year since 2017, organized in partnership with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok Theatre Network, Alliance of Performing Arts in Higher Education of Thailand, and International Association of Theatre Critics—Thailand Centre. For this joint exchange program, the Bangkok curation is led by Sasapin Siriwanij, an actor, director, producer, and artistic director of BIPAM.
Directors & Mentors: Kaku Nagashima (Tokyo Festival), Sasapin (Pupe) Siriwanij (BIPAM)
Participants: Achitaphon (Film) Piansukprasert, Lana Tran, LILY SHU, Pitchapa (Nam-Oon) Wangprasertkul, Tatsuki Sako, Thipsuda (Fully) Raimaturapong
Coordinators (Bangkok): Siree (Wan) Riewpaiboon, Varissara (Jar) Borkird (BIPAM)
Coordinator (Bangkok) & Translator: Piyawan (Ning) Sapsamreom
Coodinators (Tokyo): Aki Miyatake, Mei Miyauchi, Chihiro Suzuki (Tokyo Festival)
Publicity Design: Rueangrith Suntisuk (DuckUnit)
Partner: Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM)
Organized by Tokyo Festival Executive Committee [Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo)]
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021
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