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? _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] _Chapter 5: Stories and Data, human bodies and artificial bodies
22 September 2018 @ TCDC Auditorium A

13:00-16:00 How Data Thinks, Being Conscious and Kills? by Arthit Suriyawongkul, Piyanat Prathomwong, and Athip Jittarerk [open to the public] This session invites everyone to learn a fundamental concept and material basis of Artificial Intelligence (AI), also try to discuss whether AI or “robot” would be potentially harmful to human existence or not, and how? The lecture is structured into three parts. The first one will talk about a relationship between data from human society and AI. The second part will investigate the philosophical problems on “consciousness” of AI. The last part will discuss the current operation which brings AI to work as a killer.

_Chapter 4: Revise and rearrange an [un]equal relationship between human and others (continued)
23 September 2018 @ TCDC Auditorium A

13:00-16:00 Reading “A World of People” by Jakkrit Sangkhamanee and Kengkij Kitirianglarp [open to the public] “A world of people” by Déborah Danowski and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro approaches the birth of humanity and the end of the world. Through anthropological works on the Amazon as an entry way they discuss the perspectives Amerindians held towards Earth. Unlike the West, who frames the world in binary oppositions, that of nature versus culture and that of humans versus non-humans. This manifests in the western fear of the end of the world, of the apocalypse, where they see it as the end of humanity. However, the natives perceived this differently, animals, plants, and humans all have different capacities of being human. They may inhabit different bodies, of animals, plants or even objects. So that when we speak of the birth of humanity, it is not only when we became a species but as well as the birth of things that contains notions of humanity. In this perspective, the end of the world isn’t very much a problem for only homo-sapiens, but the end of everything else as well as their rebirths, that which have no need for the forms of the human species.

Two speakers will address in two sessions, the first being the conception and history of the ontological turn especially in Anthropological studies of contemporary amazon. The second will approach and expand and discuss around the text “ A world of people”.

_Chapter 7: Exchange prepare and rehearse between storytellers and Ghost:2561 team

29 September 2018 @ TCDC Auditorium A
13:00 – 19:00 Exchange prepare and rehearse between storytellers and Ghost:2561 team

30 September 2018 @ TCDC Auditorium A
13:00 – 19:00 Exchange prepare and rehearse between storytellers and Ghost:2561 team_Chapter 6: Embodiment of Knowledge What does it mean to embody something? What is a connection between text as a medium and body as a medium? And how do they tell story? The last lesson will encourage storytellers to realize how to work between written and oral storytelling, not to draw a division, but to intertwine into something irreducible.

6 October 2018 @ TCDC Auditorium A

13:00 – 16:00  Embodiment of Knowledge Humans with words workshop: Phu Kra-dart

_Chapter 7: Exchange prepare and rehearse between storytellers and Ghost:2561 team

7 October 2018 @ Ghost:2561 venues

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].