BB Karaokeshitmachine

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BB Karaokeshitmachine presents a tasting menu of post-modern karaoke mashups birthed from the flotsam of the interweb. Youtube cover songs meet google translated lyrics and the visual glory of royalty-free stock video footage, hosted in the parallel universe of a Bangkok karaoke bar. Be warned: you'll have to sing it to see it.

Curatorial Statement

The BB Karaokeshitmachine project exists at the intersection of internet art, video art and participatory performance. Using Bangkok's second favourite nocturnal past time as a starting point, the project reimagines the karaoke video format as a medium for nonsensical narratives influenced by google algorithms and stock video footage. BB Karaokeshitmachine aims to blur the lines between visual art and Bangkok reality by presenting work outside of the traditional gallery space, asking viewers to visit and participate in local Bangkok spaces in order to view the work.

Song menu

A Bangkok-inspired appetizer
One night in Bangkok | Marry Head

Classic karaoke mains
California hotels | The Beagles
I will survive | Glory Gaynor
Bohemian Poverty | Qween
Bizarre Space | David Bowee

A side of pop
Billie Jean | Michael Jakson
Love Again | Britney Spear

A local delicacy
คุณลำไย | ผีตัวเล็ก

Something sweet
Flame eternal | The Baggles


To view the work you must:
1. Visit Karaoke 888
2. Request to sing a song
3. Specify BB Karaokeshitmachine as the song artist when the time comes to choose a song
4. Select a song from the BB Karaokeshitmachine menu
5. Karaoke the shit out of it


Karaoke 888
563/7 Charoen Krung Road
Bangkok Chinatown
7pm till late for the duration of the Bangkok Biennial


Mike Rossi