Bangkok Post reviews
No substitute for art
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: September 9, 2013 at 7:56 am
Ersatz will be on at the Infinicity Hall of Paragon Cineplex from Friday to Sunday.
Bangkok is hosting a hybrid performance project which will see the merger of performing and visual arts and involve six artists from two countries.
Presented by the Australian embassy and the Dance Arts Foundation, Ersatz is a contemporary dance and multimedia installation by two artists from Thailand _ Navinda Vadtanakovint Pachimsawat and Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum _ and four artists from Australia _ James Batchelor, Emma Batchelor, Kara Burdack and Amber McCartney.
It examines the human relationship with the natural world and the profound role of technology in our ability to manipulate space.
At the heart of this investigation is an understanding of how we define and perceive the idea of space. The performance installation will see further development of these ideas and perhaps the exploration of cultural perspectives on the body in relation to space.
The final product is an interactive performance where the audience can move freely among the performers. Both performers and audience will be in the same space, which will create a more intimate and intricate experience in comparison to a typical, theatre-style performance.
The live performance will merge with a digital soundscape _ an original composition by Melbourne-based sound artist Morgan Hickinbotham _ and sculptural forms will be activated by digital projections and animations constructed by Pongpassakorn.
Ersatz will premiere at the Infinicity Hall of Paragon Cineplex, 5th floor of Siam Paragon, this Friday at 8pm. Five more rounds are set for Saturday at 2pm, 4pm and 8pm and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
There is no admission fee.
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