Flowing on the Verge of Margins

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A public art project on land and coastal erosion to seek knowledge on how a slow and creeping disaster affects individuals and soceity. กระแสศิลป์ชายขอบ Flowing on the Verge of Margins (FoVoM) is the public participative art platform of a cross/inter-disciplinary project between Micheal Buser (PhD, Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, University of West of England, Bristol), Butsawan Bidorn (PhD, Department of Water Resource Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok) and Jay Koh (DFA, artist-curator, Director of iFIMA-international Forum for InterMedia Art). This pilot project in 2018 is funded by an innovation and 'frontier' program of the British Academy.

Curatorial Statement of กระแสศิลป์ชายขอบ, FoVoM

This public participative art explores the interconnections, collaborations and relationships of knowledge and experience in social and natural sciences, engineering and coastal management, with the genres of public, socially engaged and community art. These art activities are curated by Jay Koh, who applies the constructive dynamic of artistic, holistic and ethical approaches and processes related to various people-centred concepts, one of which is the Art-Led Participative Processes (ALPP)[1] to work with residents and stakeholders in one or more of the sites in the coastal region in the Gulf of Thailand. ALPP employ the dynamic of engaged listening and self-determined participation to develop relationships with residents and stakeholders. These interactions as participative processes explore the constructions of individual subjectivity within situations in the everyday. These include understanding residents' capacity for resilience and their sense of participation toward collaborative and community activities. The first workshop will be conducted on the 8th May (by invitation only) in Ban Khun Samut Chin [2] follow by a second workshop in November together with an art exhibition in Chulalongkorn University. The initial research phase begins in January to April, participative artistic activities with local residents begin in June to October to explore sustainable collaborations. These results will be discussed in the workshop/seminar and shown in the exhibition in November.

Venues & Dates / สถานที่และวันที่

Villages in the Gulf of Thailand, TBC

2018 January - April : Research and interactions with residents and stakeholders.

8th May, Ban Khun Samut Chin, Samut Prakan, Gulf of Thailand : 1st international workshop and seminar (per invitation only)

June- October: Interactions, participative art activities and productions.

November, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok : Final international workshop and seminar with art exhibition

December : Participation in the 3rd Bangmot Creative Community Festival in Thung Khru, Bangkok.

Participating Artists / ศิลปินที่เข้าร่วมโครงการ

1st Workshop & Seminar in Ban Khun Samut Chin, 8th May.

Mee Ping Leung, Thatree Pokawanich, Wijitra Tretrakul and others.

artist-curator Jay Koh

OPEN Call to กระแสศิลป์ชายขอบ, FoVoM

29 May,

Writers, Evaluators, Artists, Interns/volunteers

Writers / Evaluators – Our cross and interdisciplinary collaborative project is looking for remunerated essays on our project emerging from the interactions of science (social, environment), engineering (water resources and management) and public art (public participative, socially engaged and community art). Ideally, your main discipline/expertise is NOT from the arts/art history, MORE ON knowledge on various practices/praxis in Southeast Asia, writing from the perspective of an observer and evaluator for a general (journalistic) to research audience. If you are interested, please respond with info on your background and a short brief on the structure of your essay with suggested word count. You will be given a tour of our project sites in the upper Gulf of Thailand and will be invited to present in our international symposium in Chulalongkorn University, November 2018. Negotiation on payment and other info, please contact ifima7@gmail.com or LINE ID: ifimajae

Artists and Interns/Volunteers – After the initial research phase from Jan. – April and our workshop in 8th May in Ban Khun Samut Chin with participation from different stakeholders (residents, NGOs, artists and government departments), we have collected feedback to inform our artistic productions. These collaborative productions will be conducted with the different stakeholders from June to October to be presented in an exhibition and symposium in Chulalongkorn University, November 2018. We still have places for funded artists (limited) and Interns/Volunteers, ideally from the region. For further info, please contact ifima7@gmail.com or LINE ID: ifimajae.


OPEN CALL for training and jobs in internships and cross-disciplinary artist-researcher for public art projects. https://web.facebook.com/events/407658696327987/permalink/426451094448747/

Contact / ติดต่อ


https://www.facebook.com/events/407658696327987/ [[3]]

LINE ID: ifimajae

Project Timeline / เหตุการณ์ตามลำดับเหตุการณ์

มกราคม ~ เมษายน 2561 / January - April 2018

Sites Visited during the Research Phase / ขั้นตอนการวิจัย การเข้าชม


24+25 เมษายน 2561 / April 24+25 2018

Art Workshops in Ban Khlong Thale & Rim Khlong Pramong Community

Workshop collage01.jpg Workshop collage 02.jpg

08 พฤษภาคม 2561 / May 8th 2018

First international workshop and seminar


Butsawan Bidorn of the Department of Water Resource Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


Dr Michael Buser of the University of West of England, Bristol


Dr Jay Koh, artist-curator and DFA on public participatory art practice and the FoVoM project


10 พฤษภาคม 2561 / May 10 2018

Event by Panya Consultants Co., Ltd on their project for the Department of Drainage and Sewerage of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

click here for more info in Thai and English.


Participating Places for Activities / สถานที่ที่เข้าร่วม

After the discussion and feedback from the 8th May workshop, the following sites are the places for our activities [with respective associated GPS coordinates].

Primary Sites ORANGE

Ban Khun Samut Chin, GPS: 13.512144, 100.532835

Ban Khlong Thale, GPS: 13.543149, 100.471855

Rim Khlong Pramong Community, GPS: 13.510322, 100.423918

Secondary Sites BLUE

Ban Khlong Suan, GPS: 13.545454, 100.477144

Moo 8 Pantainoraingh, GPS: 13.494806, 100.387446


More Photo Impressions of Site Visits

Ban Khun Samut Chin

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