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  • Bangkok 1899: Official Preview & Soft Opening

    Creative Migration is pleased to announce Bangkok 1899, a new cultural and civic hub representing an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation.

    Designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno (under King Rama VI), this historic location (originally built in 1899) is the former home of Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri – considered Thailand’s father of modern education. For the first time ever, this landmark is open to the public. Major support is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund). This project also has active support provided by the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

    Bangkok 1899 will officially open its doors on February 16, 2019. There will be a night of music and sound performances with our inaugural artist-in-resident, musician and songwriter Shayne P. Carter. Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, he has been performing and recording internationally for the past three decades. As part of this international residency, Carter is collaborating with Morlam musician Piyanart "Pump” Jotikasthira (of Studio Lam and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band) along with the rhythm section of Toomturn Molam Group, and Chiang Mai based sound artist Arnont Nongyao.

    This evening kicks off a series highlighting the first of Bangkok 1899's four major event themes for 2019: Arts & Cultural Diplomacy. Each themed event will take place quarterly - including the following: Sustainability, Society, The Future. This event is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Motor Company Foundation, Creative New Zealand Foundation, Asia New Zealand Foundation, New Zealand Embassy (Bangkok, Thailand) and Studio Lam.


    Introducing Shayne P. Carter to participate in Bangkok 1899’s International Artist Residency
    December 16, 2018 – February 17, 2019

    Shayne P. Carter’s accomplishments include: New Zealand Music Hall of Fame; New Zealand Music Awards (best vocalist, top group, best album); international releases (Arista, Sony, Sub Pop, Rough Trade); four-time APRA Silver Scroll finalist; original work performed with Auckland Philharmonia, Dunedin/Christchurch Symphony Orchestras; and 'She Speeds' voted #9, APRA list of Greatest All Time New Zealand songs. Since last year, he was the Silver Scrolls Musical Director in Dunedin, and toured Asia extensively (China, Taiwan, Korea) as a live musician with the contemporary Maori dance company Atamira.

    The long-term goal of this residency is to provide a fluid exchange between Carter and one of his Thai collaborators, extending the opportunity to present work created at Bangkok 1899 and to develop new projects in New Zealand.


    Background

    Creative Migration developed Bangkok 1899 with the mission to advance cultural diplomacy through the three pillars of art, public engagement and sustainability. 

    Bangkok 1899's programming is inclusive, accessible and relationship-driven. Furthermore, we encourage individuals to pursue the lost art of leisure, engage in spontaneous discussions and open up avenues of creativity. Our holistic approach is executed primarily through the following:

    • International Artist Residency - multidisciplinary program requiring collaboration with Thai artists and/or the local community.
    • Open Spaces - public garden & "Na at 1899" - a social impact café.
    • Public Events - local and global themes, curated from both within and outside the community.
    • Models for Sustainability - incorporating Zero Waste practices and urban farming into the hub’s ecosystem.


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  • Noémie Goudal’s Artist Residency at the historic Neutra VDL House

    Creative Migration Announces
    Noémie Goudal’s Artist Residency at the historic
    Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles

     September 21 – October 10, 2018
    Artist talk: October 6, 2018 at 7pm

    Telluris II, 2017 © Noémie Goudal

    Neutra VDL House2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039

    LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2018) – Creative Migration is pleased to announce French photographer and visual artist Noémie Goudal is in residency at the historic Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles through October 10, 2018.  Throughout her stay, Goudal will be conducting research for a forthcoming exhibition in California, slated for 2020 and curated by Creative Migration.

    In this icon of Californian mid-century modernism, Goudal will investigate the unique architectural environment of Richard Neutra’s former Los Angeles home and work space. She will study the famous architect’s relationship to nature and how it relates to her own work. Goudal will reflect on the Anthropocene epoch that has shifted the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. By observing nature through the eyes of the past, the resulting exhibition will aim to illustrate how humans have attempted to control the vast and unpredictable natural world.

    Goudal’s work often explores the tension between contemplated, experienced and constructed spaces: to go beyond the slightly antiquated practices of photography, which provoke controversy on the medium’s capacity to invent reality, or to reveal truth as false and vice versa. Her images and sculptures act as heterotopias, creating spaces of otherness that are simultaneously physical and mental, while seemingly portraying both a past and present state of affairs. 

    As part of the residency, Goudal will be joined by Paris-based designer/artist Victoria Wilmotte from September 21 to September 30. Wilmotte is fascinated by the work of Richard Neutra and it has been an important source of inspiration. Both artists studied at the Royal College of Art London, UK and have previously collaborated on projects that combine photography and design.

    A public artist talk entitled In Search of the First Line, where Goudal will be in conversation with writer and editor Lyra Kilston, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at 7pm at the VDL House to introduce the artist and her work to American audiences. Asha Bukojemsky, independent curator and writer, will moderate. Space is limited, RSVP to: RSVP@creativemigration.org.

    The Neutra VDL House began its artist-in-residence program in 2010 inviting artists and designers to spend time at the house, and to create in-situ installations that respond to either the house, the period in which the house was built or the history of Richard Neutra. Prior residents include Mexican artist Santiago Borja (2010); French artist Xavier Veilhan (2012); American artist Bryony Roberts (2013); Colombian architect/landscape architect Luis Callejas (2014); Swiss artists Les Frères Chapuisat (2016); Mexico City-based design teams Frida Escobedo, Pedro&Juana and Tezontle (2017); and Paris/Berlin-based design studio BLESS (2018). Over the years, their interventions have continually reinvigorated the space and captivated the public.

    Support
    This artist residency is made possible with the support of the International School of Los Angeles (LILA) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 

    Cette résidence d’artiste est soutenue par le Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) et les Services Culturels de l'Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis.

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  • Bangkok 1899 - launching in late 2018


    Bangkok 1899 is a new cultural and civic hub established by Creative Migration, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Fund, and is in partnership with the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

    Designed by Italian architect Mario Temagno (under King Rama VI), our historic location (originally built in 1899) is the former home of Chaophraya Thammasakmontri – considered to be Thailand’s father of modern education­ – and is centrally located in the city’s Old Town neighborhood of Nang Loeng.

    Bangkok 1899 will represent an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation. Our initial two-year pilot program will develop a series of six activities to test, adapt and maximize our overall impact: an International Artist Residency, a Public Events series, Open Spaces (including a public garden and a Zero Waste café with social impact programs), Models for Sustainability (incorporating different types of environmental technologies along with a small urban farm), RSA Fellowship Development and a Flagship Event (annual event on social innovation, art and design). 


    * launching in late 2018 - stay tuned!

  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 - VR showcase (November 27-30)

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 - VR showcase (November 27-30)

    Creative Migration is curating the Multi-User A-Painter Live VR Painting Program at SIGGRAPH Asia from November 27-30 in Bangkok, Thailand!

    Artists

    Simona Meesaiyati

    Topp Leeaphon 

    Ugo Li

    Eiji Sumi

    Soichiro Shimizu

    Sakson Rouypirom

    Students

    Suchonm Prompunya

    Kamonkarn Rattanaudomsawatt

    Pimpawee Pratumrat

    1 student selected from SATI Foundation

  • This Friday! Jasmin Blasco live in London with rough music.

    This Friday, September 29th Jasmin Blasco performs LIVE in London with rough music for IKLECTIK Art Lab's A Can of Worms!


    A Can of Worms - a concert 

    IKLECTIC Art Lab
    Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane
    London SE1 7LG
    Doors at 8pm

    "rough music is an improv group using conventional instrumentation and a field kit to produce a charivari of discordant rythms and rhymes."

    follow rough music: @roughmusic1  

  • This Weekend! VVFA LIVE (Jasmin Blasco) in London for Digital Design Weekend at the V&A!

    Very Very Far Away will be LIVE this weekend, September 23rd and 24th, at the seventh annual Digital Design Weekend at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This special VVFA performance and workshop will be the first installment in the Sightseer Project, a speculation about a space tether anchored on an artificial island in the Pacific.

    Over the course of the weekend, VVFA will set up as a pop-up radio station broadcasting in-person interviews (Garnet Hertz, David Benqué, Joseph Popper), playing back episodes from VVFA podcasts, conducting performances with members of the audience and presenting improvised music by WORMS and other space-themed musical selections.

    Click here to reserve free tickets to Digital Design Weekend 2017 – or if you can't be there, tune in to vvfa.space/radio.


    Very Very Far Away (VVFA) is a public facing research project consisting of a podcast, a workshop and a series of special projects, seeking to re-ignite future ideologies. Its method uses Space Exploration as a lens to examine current ideas and values which may pertain to future societies through technological advances. 

  • Les Rochers - artist residency (pilot year)

     

    2017 is the pilot year for our artist residency at Les Rochers in Normandy, France. Congratulations to our inaugural residents, Jacinta Yelland and Ethan Metzner, from Los Angeles! 

    Jacinta Yelland is an Australian actor and theatre creator. She is developing a new physical theatre show that explores the importance of community in French society, contrasted with an "every person for themselves" mentality that persists in America. Read Jacinta's blog This American Dream and follow her on Instagram

    Ethan Metzner is an American musician and recording artist. He is sampling “found sounds” in Cerisy-la-Forêt create sonic collages, or in other words, musical compositions. This project draws inspiration from the abstract composition styles of John Cage, the modern-classic beauty of Philip Glass, the ambient randomness of Brian Eno, and the deliberate methodologies of Daniel Lanois. Listen to this project's prelude on SoundCloud and follow Ethan on Instagram.

     

  • Jasmin Blasco's In From The Cold (review) at the Antarctic Pavilion

       

    南极洲馆中,站在个人的作品《In From the Cold》前的艺术家Jasmin Blasco
    Artist Jasmin Blasco in front of his piece In From the Cold, at the Antarctica Pavilion
     

    ANTARCTICA PAVILION 

    The Antarctica Pavilion is hosted in yet another splendid palazzo, on the southern part of the main island of Venice, facing Giudecca. It hosts a number of works by international artists, some of whom had the chance to travel to Antarctica and produce work over there. I enjoy the way works are presented on top of photographic tripods and the overall balance between lyricism and science.

    My favorite work is by LA-based artist Jasmin Blasco, a sound piece you can listen to on portable FM radios out in the garden. At a short distance from the solar powered radio transmitter and antenna that feed my radio, I sit near the canal and listen to about fifteen minutes (the total duration is an hour and a quarter) of Blasco’s improvised narration. The artist recounts a story of South Pole exploration in the early 20th Century from the perspective of the leader of the mission, but also from that of bacteria and other life forms trapped in the ice since millennia ago. The work is eerie; sentences find their way through long moments of silence, when one can hear the interference in the radio signal as well as ethereal synth chords. There are many references I connect with, from the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft to John Carpenter’s The Thing and the music of Vangelis. The piece is immersive, and I lose all sense of time and place very quickly; it’s only that annoying feeling I get in Venice, urging me to see more art and meet more people, that pushes me to come back from the Pole. 

     

    Excerpt from VIVA ARTICLE VIVA
    2017.05.26 Fri, by Girolamo Marri Translated by: 王丹艺 

  • Our founder's interview in Summit School ECHOES

    Our founder's interview in Summit School ECHOES

    Our founder, Susannah Tantemsapya, was recently interview for Summit School ECHOES. It was a true honor (and surprise) to be placed on the cover!

    Read the full article, as well as the rest of the publication here.