BTAF: "ACROSS THE OCEAN"

THE 1ST BOURNEMOUTH THAI ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ACROSS THE OCEAN AN INNOVATIVE MULTI-PLATFORM ART EXHIBITION

Exhibition Title: Across the Ocean

Exhibition dates: July 11–17, 2015

Opening hrs: 11.00-19.00 daily  

Venue: Bournemouth Thai Arts Festival – Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Opening: July 11 at 11.00

Yuree Kensaku & Maythee Noijinda live performance: July 11 at 17.30

Exhibition tour: Saturday July 11 at 15.00 and 18.00 respecitvley

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Felipe Castelblanco, Driftless. Still from video and performance with Jody Wood. 2012 - Ongoing.

The 1st Bournemouth Thai Arts Festival is pleased to announce Across the Ocean, a multi-platform exhibition that is also the main component of the Festival.

Across the Ocean will take place in the newly purposed-built, open-air premises located by the Bournemouth Pier in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. The proximity to the beach and the nature of this event as an all-encompassing festival prompts artistic reflections on themes of maritime commerce between Thailand and England dating back to the 15th century. Issues of identity and socio-cultural exchange are explored in Across the Ocean by Thai and international artists as the culmination of aesthetic encounters between these two diverse cultures.

By featuring compelling video and photography, as well as installations and performances, Across the Ocean draws attention to this shared cultural legacy into present days through the accessibility of digital communication and mass media.

As part of the opening day events Across the Ocean is proud to feature 12 Cats live performance by guest artists Yuree Kensaku and Maythee Noijinda.

Please see the festival program here.

Featured Artists: Puangsoi Aksornsawang | Felipe Castelblanco | Ittirawee Chotirawee| Tintin Cooper | Dusadee Huntrakul | Ralph Kiggell | Kanittah & Nitipak | Jockel Liess | Vichaya (Win) Mukdamanee | Miti Ruangkritya | Pannaporn Saichaemjan | Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn | Prateep Suthathongthai | Prachayaporn Vorananta | Tom Potisit

Curated by: Sirasar Boonma, Kittima Chareeprasit, Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani and Vipash Purichanont

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The 1st Bournemouth Thai Arts Festival is a collaboration between the Bournemouth Thai Language and Culture School and Thai Art Initiative in London. It is the first festival in the United Kingdom that focuses on promoting the artistic encounters between Thailand and the United Kingdom. The festival is officially supported by the Royal Thai Embassy in London, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways.

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