Studio 88 กับ Residency Program “Air Quality, Quality Air”

Studio 88 Artist Residency

The AiR We Breathe Residency Programme

In this special residency, the AiR We Breathe Residency Programme, Studio 88 wants to create a dialogue between different experiences of, and artistic responses, to the air we all breathe under the theme “Air Quality, Quality Air”.

One of the areas that is attracting a lot of attention is the increasingly poor air quality in cities around the world. In Thailand the Art for Air Project raises awareness about the decade-long smog and pollution problem in Chiangmai due to high levels of PM2.5. In northern Thailand the biggest causes of poor air are smoke from vehicles, factories, construction, garden burning, agricultural and forest fires. Chiangmai is trying to address the problem, encouraging city residents to reduce the use of their cars. But more needs to be done.

The AiR We Breathe Residency Programme will draw from the specific Thai context, as well as incorporating global perspectives. The intention of the residency is not to find solutions to this complex problem, but rather to open up dialogues that can lead to more international cooperation and sharing of knowledge. The programme includes: studio time, discussion sessions, site visits, talk programme with invited international guests, exhibition and the Art for Air Festival participation.

Studio 88 tentative activities/events

In this special residency, the AiR We Breathe Residency Programme, Studio 88 wants to create a dialogue between different experiences of, and artistic responses, to the air we all breathe under the theme “Air Quality, Quality Air.

One of the areas that is attracting a lot of attention is the increasingly poor air quality in cities around the world. In Thailand the Art for Air Project raises awareness about the decade-long smog and pollution problem in Chiangmai due to high levels of PM2.5. In northern Thailand the biggest causes of poor air are smoke from vehicles, factories, construction, garden burning, agricultural and forest fires. Chiangmai is trying to address the problem, encouraging city residents to reduce the use of their cars. But more needs to be done.

The AiR We Breathe Residency Programme will draw from the specific Thai context, as well as incorporating global perspectives. The intention of the residency is not to find solutions to this complex problem, but rather to open up dialogues that can lead to more international cooperation and sharing of knowledge. The programme includes: studio time, discussion sessions, site visits, talk programme with invited international guests, exhibition and the Art for Air Festival participation.

13 February 2023 – 12 March 2023

11 – 13 March 2023






11 March – 30 March 2023


April 2023

15 May – 11 June 2023

June 2023

The AiR We Breathe Residency Programme (Group 1)

Opening alongside the Art for Air Festival/Exhibition

11 Mar – Studio 88’s participation in the Art for Air opening, media visit/press conference, talk and tour and optional VIP tour (if any)

12 Mar – Exhibition opening at Studio 88 in Doi Saket and participation in the Art for Air talk and tour (if any)

13 Mar – Participation in the Art for Air talk and tour (if any)

Studio 88 AiR We Breathe Exhibition (Exhibition 1)

– Artworks developed by AiR We Breathe artists in residence

– Artworks by other international artists

Online residency/sharing session (TBC)

The AiR We Breathe Residency Programme (Group 2)

The AiR We Breathe public sharing session (hybrid model, TBC)

Note:

  • Studio 88 has launched the call for applications and it is now under the selection process. Studio 88 will be able to confirm artist’s profiles and concept of work by the end of December 2023.
  • Exhibition opening at Studio 88 in Doi Saket, date and time are flexible and open for discussion. Studio 88 wish to discuss and design a half-day or a day programme with other galleries in Doi Saket and San Kampheang area. Preferably Studio 88 wish to open the exhibition on Sun 12 Mar afternoon between 13.00-15.00, but we are open for discussion to greater benefit of the art scene. The opening at Studio comprises of the following activities:
    • Exhibition opening: speech and performance (approx. 30 mins)
    • Introduction tour by Studio 88 founder and artists (approx. 30 mins)
    • Talk programme (optional programme approx. 30-60 mins)
    • Light snacks and beverages will be provided
  • Studio 88 would appreciate support from the Art for Air Team with PR and the tour coordination to Studio 88.

Nominated speaker for the Art for Air Festival on 11-12-13 March 2023

Note: on site/face-to-face/ English-Thai translation support required

Claire Rosslyn Wilson is an Australian poet, cultural writer, and researcher based in Barcelona. Her work centres around a sense of place and meaningful exchange across cultures. An essential part of this work has been an exploration of the nexus between art and sustainability, for example through her research on Creative Responses to Sustainability for Spain and Australia (with the Asia-Europe Foundation) and through her creative work. For the upcoming exhibition with Studio 88 Artists Residency, she is exploring the air quality in the dense city of Barcelona. Collaborating with Australian-based sound artist Ross McLennan, the videopoem is intended to emphasise the interconnected exchanges in the environment around us that cross city borders and impact residents across national lines.

Claire’s videopoems have been shown in festivals and exhibitions in Australia, Spain, USA, Sweden and Greece, and in 2014 she was a creative writing fellow at the Wheeler Centre (Australia). She co-wrote Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press, 2015) and is the editor for cultural platform ASEF culture360 and the editor-in-chief for Atlas of the Future. She has been involved in research projects with European cultural organisations such as On the Move, European Dancehouse Network, Ars Baltica and Bilbao City Council (Spain), among others. She has experience working with non-profit and cultural organisations in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, and has worked in Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Spain.

Claire Rosslyn Wilson

Writer | Editor | Researcher

website. clairerosslynwilson.com 


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