Flowing on the Verge of Margins

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This is a public art project on land and coastal erosion to seek knowledge on how a slow and creeping disaster affects individuals and society. กระแสศิลป์ชายขอบ Flowing on the Verge of Margins (FoVoM) is the public participative art platform conceived by Jay Koh for a cross/inter-disciplinary project initiated by Micheal Buser (PhD, Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, University of West of England, Bristol) in collaboration with 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 under the research title Community resilience in locales of coastal erosion: local knowledge, culture and practice in the Upper Gulf of Thailand.


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.

July 16, 17 & 18 Tours to FoVoM, 17 & 18 July, 0900 - 1530 Visiting the primary Sites of FoVoM - กระแสศิลป์ชายขอบ Flowing on the Verge of Margins. Prior to the tours, a talk will be given by Jay Koh on 16 July, 3 pm, at the Bangmod campus KMUTT (LINE: ifimajae or ifima7@gmail.com), to discuss the concept of Art-Led Participative Processes that serves as a ground framework for the cross-disciplinary project, FoVoM.


November, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok: Final international workshop and seminar.

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

Participating Artists, Researchers and Volunteers/ ศิลปินที่เข้าร่วมโครงการ

Mee Ping Leung & PlayDepot Hong Kong, Thatree Pokawanich, Pakkanut Teerarotchalee, Chatchaphong Kamolsakpitak, Juline Koh, Sandar Khaing, Zun Ei Phyu and others.

Commissioned Evaluator: Prof.(Assist.) Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies

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.

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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/

Tours to FoVoM, 17 & 18 July, 0900 - 1530

Visiting the primary Sites of FoVoM - กระแสศิลป์ชายขอบ Flowing on the Verge of Margins.

These two day tours are held in collaboration with King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Faculty of Science Integrated Learning through Community Service 2018. Students from different faculties of Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia will be joining these tours, together with students and staff of KMUTT.

Prior to the tours, a talk (free) will be given by Jay Koh on 16 July, 3 pm, at the Bangmod campus KMUTT (LINE: ifimajae or ifima7@gmail.com), to discuss the concept of Art-Led Participative Processes that serves as a ground framework for public participative, socially engaged and community art in the cross-disciplinary project, FoVoM.

Talk (free), 16 July, 3 - 5 pm, SCL 209, level 2, Science Laboratory Building (SCL), Faculty of Science, Thung Khru, Bangkok, GPS location follows. https://www.google.com/maps/place/13%C2%B039'13.6%22N+100%C2%B029'40.1%22E/@13.653777,100.4922833,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d13.653777!4d100.494472

Tour on 17th July includes a return boat ride, contribution to cost is requested.

Tour on 18th July includes a return bike ride (4 km one way), contribution to cost is requested.

https://web.facebook.com/events/784259075109831/

Contact / ติดต่อ

ifima7@gmail.com

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

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24+25 เมษายน 2561 / April 24+25 2018

Art Workshops in Ban Khlong Thale & Rim Khlong Pramong Community

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08 พฤษภาคม 2561 / May 8th 2018

First international workshop and seminar

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


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


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


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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.

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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 (Khlong Long), GPS: 13.510322, 100.423918


Secondary Sites BLUE

Ban Khlong Suan, GPS: 13.545454, 100.477144

Moo 8 Pantainorasingh, GPS: 13.494806, 100.387446


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More Photo Impressions of Site Visits

Ban Khun Samut Chin

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