American new media artist Scott Kildall will lead a group of interested people to investigate Bangkok’s rivers and canals then turn the data collected into sculptures as part of the American Arts Incubator (AAI) workshop.
The group will examine environmental pollution due to industrialisation and Kildall will help participants in collecting and mapping data as well as show them how to turn data into sculptures. The goal is to stimulate a conversation around the effects of rapid development and industrialisation.
Participants are expected to attend 20 hours of workshop activity and 40 hours of project development from June 3 - 22. The workshop itself takes place on June 3 and 4 and June 10 and 11, with optional activities arranged from June 6 to- 8. Projects will be developed from June 12 to 22.
American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an exchange programme designed to help local communities address social issues using digital and new media art. AAI is managed by ZERO1 in partnership with Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the US Embassy Bangkok, and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). On June 2, there will be Artist Talk at the Friends of BACC Room on BACC’s sixth floor. The workshops will also be held at the BACC as will the exhibition, which is slated to run from June 22 to 20 in the fifth floor exhibition hall. Admission is free but pre-registration for the workshop is required. Pre-registration is open until May 19 at http://bit.ly/artsincubator2017
For more information, call (02) 205 4490 or email BangkokPD@state.gov.