Ghost is a video and efficiency artwork collection that takes place in Bangkok, Thailand.
Following Ghost:2561 (October 11–28, 2018) curated by Ghost co-founder Korakrit Arunanondchai, the second version Ghost 2565: Stay With out Useless Time curated by Christina Li runs from October 12 to November 13, 2022 at venues all through Bangkok.
Ghost 2565: Stay With out Useless Time highlights untold tales of figures and locations caught within the chasms created by the incohesion and tensions of up to date life. A response to the precise context of Bangkok, Ghost 2565 assembles multivalent presents, pasts, and futures that try to outline a phantasmagorial metropolis in resistance to homogenous narratives. The subtitle is translated from the road “vivre sans temps” spray-painted on a wall of the Sorbonne in Paris in Could 1968, pointing to the collective state of comatose compliance within the face of capitalism when society had turn into a monstrous accumulation of spectacles and commodified experiences. Confronted with the totalizing energy of illustration, how would possibly we disrupt the forces that lull us into empty existence?
This second version occupies the glitch produced by desynchronized area and time and the conflicting visions of an amorphous metropolis in flux. From inside Bangkok’s material, Ghost 2565: Stay With out Useless Time forges an area of mutual studying by gathering views from established and rising artists and practitioners from Thailand, the broader area, and past linked by means of shared urgencies and struggles throughout temporalities and geographies. Elements of the exhibition happen in previously abandoned locations within the metropolis’s historic heart, the place hegemonic forces that ushered in fashionable Thailand proceed to hang-out present-day realities, and dormant futures. The triennial collection evokes audiences to determine and inhabit current frameworks towards different attainable information and futures and yield new types of residing. In trying to find different narratives that reside within the crevices, this multidisciplinary platform catalyzes a collective act to reclaim disinherited time and area to discover the subjectivities, untold tales, and shared visions which may emerge.
Ghost 2565 options moving-image works by Meriem Bennani, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Özgür Kar, Lap-See Lam, Li Shuang, Diane Severin Nguyen, James Richards, Shen Xin, Wu Tsang with Tosh Basco, and Natasha Tontey, and two new movie installations by Chantana Tiprachart and Tulapop Saenjaroen.
A wide range of stay occasions occur all through the month-long competition. They embrace a joint lecture efficiency by Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl, and commissioned items that reply to Bangkok’s historic and concrete framework, particularly a collection of audio walks by Orawan Arunrak, a musical architectural intervention by Pan Daijing, and a nighttime gathering round collective dreaming and consuming devised by Koki Tanaka.
October 15, 20, 23: Orawan Arunrak, Rituals on Strolling, 2022
October 22: Pan Daijing, Uncut (Working title), 2022
November 9, 10: Koki Tanaka, Consuming an apple whereas lucid dreaming, 2022
November 13: Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl, Possible Title: Zero Chance, 2012
As well as, common occasions happen starting from lectures to artist talks to screenings on the Home that make clear Ghost 2565 themes. This system might be introduced on the website and social media. At Ghost 2565: Home, guests collect over meals, drinks, casual talks, DJ classes, workshops, and different public applications. On the Home, Wendy’s Wok World—an alter-ego, character-driven culinary challenge—is in residence participating with the culinary heritage of Chinese language diasporic communities within the neighborhood. Throughout weekly public applications the hosts might be enacting an alternate pedagogy that acknowledges embedded histories and provides but extra layers to the tales on view.
One other impetus to think about different subjectivities and realities that evade us is the accompanying Thai and English fiction assortment Anthology, edited by Christina Li and assistant curator Pongsakorn Yananissorn, with new writing by Orawan Arunrak, Ivan Cheng, Uthis Haemamool, Travis Jeppesen, Li Shuang, Phu Kradat, Sophia Al Maria, Duanwad Pimwana, Satit Sattarasart, and Emily Wardill.
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