Time: April 7, 2011 to April 10, 2011
Location: TOOT YUNG GALLERY
Street: 19 Prachathipatai Rd.
Website or Map: http://www.tootyunggallery.com
Phone: 084 914 5499
Event Type: art, exhibitions, poetry
Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2011
DUCKOCRACY by Mit Jai Inn Ephemeral installation to stimulate political dialogues
Thursday April 7th 2011 starting 10pm - Sneak preview of the installation.
Sunday 10th starting 6pm - Around the installation, poetry reading, slam and experimental music, culinary social art.
The Toot Yung Gallery is proud to be the scene of Mit Jai Inn’s Duckocracy from the 7th to 10th of April 2011.
Implying a parallel between his humorous and satirical installation and Thailand’s political system, Mit Jai Inn aims to open the dialogue of the engagement of Thai artists towards the Thai political disorder and the construction of the society. Feeding and raising a large number of ducks for several weeks, Mit Jai Inn questioned himself about the present political system in Thailand. Following books by Conrad Lorenz, he noticed that ducks can be educated to almost anything; you just have to place the correct information in its brain at the right time of his life. His readings and observations led him to think that Thai people were treated as ducks by the power in place and hence, acted as ducks! Inspired by the very influential book by George Orwell, The animal farm, Mit Jai Inn decided to build an allegorical installation reflecting Thailand’s society, people and power system.
Mit Jai Inn’s installation is not an end to itself but rather serves to unfold a more complex knot of concerns about how Thai people and especially artists engage themselves towards the current political situation in Thailand. It is an invitation for all (and with different opinions on the actual political issues in Thailand) to gather and talk openly. This ephemeral installation will be the scene for poets, musicians and culinary artists to develop ideas for a better social and political system in Thailand.
Schedule and details:
7th April 2011 starting 10pm:
Sneak preview of the installation “Duckocracy” by Mit Jai Inn
10th April 2011 starting 6pm:
Poetry reading by:
1. แก้วตา ธัมอิน
2. ปิยะชาติ จองทอง
3. อโลชา เวียงพงศ์
4. ชัชชล อัจนากิตติ
5. อาณัติ แสนโท
6. สุเจน กรรพฤทธิ์
7. พันธ์ศักดิ์ ศรีเทพ
Culinary social art experiment by: กฤช เหลือละมัย Slam and experimental music by Lionel Scherer (French) & Bird To Propeller (Thai)Abstract music by Alessandro Alexander Stone Aresta (Italy)The profit of the food and drinks sold during the 10th of April will fund a book gathering all poems written specially on this occasion, translated to English, available at the gallery starting May 2011.
Further information: TOOT YUNG GALLERY - www.tootyunggallery.com19 Prachathipatai Rd. 10200 Phra Nakon Bangkok ThailandTel: 66(0)849145499 - mail: firstname.lastname@example.org