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7.5.2022 Re/enacting History & Decolonizing Genteel Romance in Thailand & Asia: A Livestream Conversation with Chulayarnnon Siriphol
An extended partnership with ScreenWorlds.
Following our Newton Fund project which was wrapped before the pandemic, I had an opportunity to work with Prof. Kate Taylor-Jones again for the ScreenWorlds project which she collaborated with Professor Lindiwe Dovey and the team at SOAS University of London (from 2019 to 2024). The project titled: ‘African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies’ is a five-year, European Research Council-funded research which resulted in expanded collaborations with many artists and partners.
From the Thailand side, our partnerships are extended to Prof. Natthanai Prasannam (Research & Creation Unit; Department of Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University), The Jim Thompson Art Center and Bangkok CityCity Gallery.
We engaged in hybrid conversations on decolonizing screen culture through working with Thai transmedia artist, Chulayarnnon Siriphol. The result is a live-streamed conversation, at the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand where Chulayarnnon Siriphol discussed his work in relation to memory, history and decolonization in Thailand and Asia. The talk featured Chulayarnnon Siriphol’s latest work, ANG48, commissioned by The Jim Thompson Art Center, Thailand and Hong Gah Museum, Taiwan and Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Thailand.
The following of Siriphol's work were also available to watch (free) via online screenings before the event: 3 films were shown from May 4th (72 hours ahead of the event until the end of the event)
Birth of Golden Snail (2019), Golden Spiral (2018), The Internationale (2018) and one film were shown on May 6th (24 hours before the event until the end of the event) ANG48 (2022), Indochina Time Zone
The conversation in Thai with live English translation can be viewed here:
More works by the director: http://www.chulayarnnon.com/
More about screenworlds: https://screenworlds.org/about/#partners