Head or Tail

Nawapol, Santipab Inkong namg, Nontawa, Suchada Sirithanawuddhi, Nitipong Thinthubthai, Jakrawal, Sathit Satarasart, Suthirat Supaparinya, Patomporn Tesprateep, Olarn Netrangsri, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Olarn Netrangsri, Shane Bunnak, Kraisak Chunahawan

Curators Gridthiya Gaweewong and Michael Shoawanasai are pioneers of a new and vibrant contemporary art scene in Bangkok, both with their artist-led space Project 304, and BEFF – Bangkok Experimental Film Festival – which has successfully run bi-annually since 1996.

“Head or Tail” or “Hua rua Goy” is the term that Thais use to describe the uncertainty of a situation or simply to gamble with the future. Under the dynamic tension posed by this uncertainty the curators have chosen a group of new media and video artists who use the latest in technology to express the concerns of modern life in general and in South East Asia in particular.

Started as an altertive space based in Bangkok, Project 304 is initiated and run by artists and curators since late 1996. It is now defunct and transformed itself to a non-site-project based art organization. Its goals are to use art as a means to bring greater awareness and appreciation of the contemporary arts to society at large.

This talk was made possible by Suranuch Thongsila, Director, Siam Cement Foundation, and the Arts Council of Ireland, Travel Inward Mobility Award.