Messy Project Space / Messy sky Magazine - Live At The Scala
Live At The Scala - A micro festival
February 7 – 9, 2013
6.30 - 9.30 pm
The Scala Cinema, Siam Square, Bangkok
Produced by Forest Fringe
Commissioned by British Council Thailand
British Council Thailand present a unique, UK produced performance event receiving its Asian premiere in Bangkok – ‘Live at The Scala’, a Microfestival of live performance, video and installation. Featuring artists from the UK and Thailand, the festival will transform the Scala into a thrilling exploration of our relationship to cinema and cinema buildings.
This groundbreaking festival will present a diverse range of works including live performance, video and installation by artists from the UK and Thailand who will explore film or cinema in a unique and memorable setting of the Scala cinema. Extended beyond traditional theatrical performance, these artists will transform the Scala into a thrilling exploration of our relationship to cinema and cinema buildings. Performances will include both highly-acclaimed works that have toured the world and some completely new pieces made in response to this historically and architecturally significant building in Thailand’s cinema history. Audiences will get a chance to interact with performances and enjoy a fascinating and subversive celebration of cinema, live performance and the Scala itself.
Messy Project Space & Messy Sky Magazine will present 2 sets of new work at the micro-festival.
First, “Cinema and Space, Extracting the Unrecognized”, curated by Mary Pansanga, features “Gyre”, a work by an Austrian artist, Björn Kämmerer and “The vehicle is outward… (interior appearance)” by a Thai artist, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan. Both works explore the concrete form of an architectural space albeit an abstract review. The revolving images dare us to experience the space within the space, as well as the visible apparatus providing a spatial structure and also dialogue between the two works.
Furthermore, Messy Sky Magazine will launch its special edition in form of live-magazine. Accentuating fluid notions of time and space, invited collectives & individuals around the world will send their contributions directly to the e-printer at Scala Cinema during the 3 nights festival. “Messy Sky Magazine / LIVE AT THE SCALA” is a performative act, as its pages will travel across time zones and cities, then falling into the crowd at the Scala Cinema.
Photo: Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, “The vehicle is outward… (interior appearance)”, 2012-3