CLASSROOM OF STORYTELLERS

01.09-07.10.2018

CLASSROOM OF STORYTELLERS
1 September – 7 October 2018 (SAT & SUN only)

Classroom of Storytellers is a learning platform in conjunction with Ghost:2561, a video and performance art series, which will happen during 11-28 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Classroom of Storytellers is aimed to transmit from a lifeless art description wall-text into a storyteller, as a living text. Storytellers are not a storytelling machine for an exhibition, but, they are rather real lives engaged with information, discourses, critical perspectives, and more importantly, memories and personalities of each storyteller.

_Chapter 1: Landscape of GHOST:2561
1 September 2018 @ BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY

13:00 – 15:00 Ghost:2561 with Korakrit Arunanondchai [open to the public] Introduction of Ghost:2561 by the curator. Korakrit will draw a connection between his artistic practice, his interest, his working context, and the conceptual model to initiate “Ghost Series”
15:00 – 16:00 “Air” as a Pedagogical Method by Judha Su [open to the public] Introduction of Classroom of Storytellers and the concept of “air” as a conceptual foundation to design the educational program to support and to expand Ghost:2561.
16:00 – 16:30 Q&A [open to the public]
17:00 – 19:00 Korakrit and Judha share and discuss all VDOs and performances of Ghost:2561 with the participants in Classroom of Storytellers as the first audiences.

_Chapter 2: Metaphysics of Sharing
2 September 2018 @ BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY

13:00 – 16:00 Metaphysics of Sharing by Varis Likitanusorn and Teerabhat Ruensiri [open to the public] How do we embrace a whole world by storytelling? How do we communicate something beyond our sensory experiences with our own sensibilities? How can a fundamental concept of sharing help us to communicate?

Reading materials: “A country of last whales — contemplating the horizon of global art history; or, can we ever really understand how big the world is?” by Weng Choy Lee and “Outside In Inside Out” by Trinh T. Minh-ha

_Chapter 3: Somatic practice workshop
8-9 September 2018 @ Demorazy Theatre Studio

13:00 – 19:00 Somatic practice workshop by Thanapol Virulhakul. Body is not only a tool to communication, but also a site of thinking and feeling. This workshop will expand thinkings into a sphere of somatic knowledge. _Chapter 4: Revise and rearrange an [un]equal relationship between human and others

15 September 2018 @ BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY
13:00 – 16:00 It’s Complicated: labelling and mislabelling in a world of complex relations by Wasana Wongsurawat [open to the public]

16 September 2018 @ BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY
13:00-19:00 Forest Curriculum by Pujita Guha and Abhijan Gupta [open to the public]

Reading material: “A World of People” by Deborah Danowski and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

22 September 2018 @ TBC
TBC

_Chapter 5: Storytelling in human bodies and artificial bodies
23 September 2018 @ TBC

13:00 – 15:30 Stories, legends, and myths TBC [open to the public]
16:00 – 18:30 Sea of data and Artificial Intelligence TBC [open to the public]

_Chapter 6: Embodiment of Knowledge

29 September 2018 @ TBC
13:00 – 14:30 Embodiment of Knowledge 1 TBC [open to the public]
15:00 – 18:30 Humans with words workshop, workshop with writer[s]/poet[s]

30 September 2018 @ TBC
13:00 – 14:30 Embodiment of Knowledge 2 TBC [open to the public]
15:00 – 18:30 Humans with (spoken) words, workshop with Thai rapper[s]

_Chapter 7: exchange prepare and rehearse between storytellers and Ghost:2561 team
6-7 October 2018 @ TBC

13:00 – 19:00 exchange prepare and rehearse between storytellers and Ghost:2561 team

Remarks
– Classroom of Storytellers is initiated by Judha Su and operated by OPEN FIELD, a non-profit organization that supports knowledge production for contemporary culture and fosters community networks.
– Classroom of Storytellers is designed for selected participants who will be committed to work as storytellers for Ghost:2561. General audiences may attend some sessions noted [open to the public].