Chao Phraya River. Photo: Weerasak Sae-ku.
Mapping Rivers and Khlongs in Bangkok
Scott Kildall is investigating the waterways of Bangkok, namely the Chao Phraya river and connected system of khlongs (canals). He’s looking at environmental pollution due to rapid industrialization and development. Using community data-collection and mapping though DIY science, Scott will guide participants in an exploration that focuses on water pollution. The resulting public projects aim to stimulate a conversation around how people can do their own mapping of environmental pollution as a self-organized activity, resulting in meaningful physical data-visualization artworks.
We received updates from the American Arts Incubator participants in Thailand! Here's what they've been up to since the exchange wrapped up in July (submissions have been edited for length and clarity). Make It Clear We believe that water resources and the community...read more
It’s hard to for me to believe that it’s been a month since the exchange has ended. The time was intense, rewarding, and the effects of the experience difficult to describe — but I’ll do my best. I’ve never done anything quite like this: worked for a month in a...read more
We had our exhibition last week at the Bangkok Art & Culture Center (BACC) and it was a huge success. I made just two rules for the artworks: There had to be some physical expression of data in the work (a loose interpretation of the word “data sculpture”) It had...read more
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About Our Host Partner, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a new mid-town facility for the contemporary arts. Programmes for art, music, theatre, film, design, and cultural/educational events take place in a friendly and recreational atmosphere – with cafe, restaurants, bookshops, and an art library.