Awika Samukrsaman (b.1991, Surin, Thailand) received her Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (BFA), Thammasat University, residing and working in Ratchaburi, Thailand. She is interested in learning and developing basic weaving for everyday use and communication which is rooted from traditional culture and has been a part of everyday life. Awika’s interest in texture in textile works has brought her into folk wisdom among local ethnic groups. She has been a member of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture since 2018 and was a manager in 2018-2019. Awika is also a co-founder of Wisdomative* founded in 2019 and in 2021 she co-founded PhiFa collactive**.
She is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things project for documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany (2022), Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia (2021), and artist in residency program at Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan (2019). In 2020 Awika was selected for the Early Year Project by Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre, participated in the Early Years Project Exhibition, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2020), Klongsan Fest, Suvarnabhumi Mosque and Charoen Rat, Bangkok, Thailand (2019), Bangkok Layers contemporary art exhibition curated by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2017) and Pop Up Museum project curated by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Nong Pho, Ratchaburi, Thailand (2014).
*Wisdomative; a contemporary textile designer groups who work with the community and teach weaving to groups of people with diverse needs.
**Phifa Collective; an art collective consists of members who were born in northeastern Thailand (Isaan), their art-based research aims to retrace, reinterpret and restore their ancestors, their heritage, as well as their memory and their landscape.
Dangchanok Pongdam (b. 1993, Songkhla, Thailand) graduated with her Master’s degree (MFA) from Kala Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts) Visva Bharati University Shantiniketan, currently living and working in Ratchaburi, Thailand. She is a painter and printmaker that focuses on conveying her honest emotions through canvases as a therapy, utilizing vivid colors and strong brush strokes as she believes that the topic of love and pain will never become unfashionable. Dangchanok joined Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture as an intern and a member since 2021.
Dangchanok is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things project for documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany (2022) and Sengkuni 3 International Art Exhibition, Surabaya, Indonesia (2022). She has participated in Exhibition such as The Lunatic Exhibition, People Gallery BACC, Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre,
Thailand (2018), Cubic Museum Exchange Exhibition Between Silpakorn University, Thailand and Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan (2015).
Hsu Chia-Wei (b.1983, Taichung, Taiwan) graduated from the Graduate School of Plastic Art (MFA), National Taiwan University of Art and Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France, lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He is an artist, filmmaker and curator whose work merges the language of contemporary art and film unearthing the complex production mechanisms that are behind the process of image-creation. Through his practice, Hsu weaves together connections between humans, materials, and places that have been overlooked or omitted from conventional historical narratives.
Hsu has had solo exhibitions at MoNTUE, Taipei, Taiwan (2019), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2018), Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office at Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2017), Huai Mo Village at Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2016) that was recognised by the Annual Grand Prize of the 15th Taishin Arts Award, Huai Mo Village Project at Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China (2016).
Hsu is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things project for documenta fifteen (2022), Kassel, Germany. He has participated in exhibitions at Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2019), Biennial at Shanghai, Gwangju, Busan and Sydney (2018), 2 or 3 Tigers at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2017), 2016 TAIPEI BIENNIAL-Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2016), HUGO BOSS ASIA ART at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2013),The 55th International Art Exhibition-la Biennale di Venezia: This is not a Taiwan Pavilion at Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy (2013). He is also the curator of Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition at Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2018), co-curate THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2012) with Ocac and jiandyin, and the 2019 Asian Art Biennial at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2019) with Ho Tzu Nyen.
Jiandyin, a collaborative interdisciplinary duo artists and curators team since 2002, consists of Jiradej Meemalai (b. 1969, Ratchaburi, Thailand) obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Sculpture from Silpakorn University, Thailand, 2004 and Pornpilai Meemalai (b.1968, Chiangmai, Thailand) obtained a Master of Arts degree (MA) from School of Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art, UK, 1998. They currently live and work in Ratchaburi, Thailand. They have been developing work that approached artistic research, field work, genealogically layered with references to multiple sources and evidence, forms and matters upon a wide range of disciplines and mediums, achieved through collaboration and social engagement.
jiandyin founded Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture* in 2011, were awarded a fellowship grant from the Asian Cultural Council New York in 2009 and were artists in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (2010), Civitella Ranieri center, Umbria Italy and Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany (2013), Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (2012).
jiandyin’s solo-exhibitions include Portrait [Archives of Dialogue: Seeing and Being] Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Ontology of Gold: Magic Mountains, Cartel Artspace, Bangkok, Thailand, (2017). They are representative artists of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Mulk: the Rituals of Things project for documenta fifteen (2022), past biennales and group exhibitions include Busan Sea Art Festival (2021), Busan, South Korea, 2019 Asian Art Biennial: The stranger from beyond the Mountain and the sea, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, Kuandu Biennale: Seven Questions for Asia, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018: Edge of the wonderland, Krabi, Thailand (2018), Re-Activation 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2013), The Exotika 2013, Galerie Nord and Galerie M, Berlin, Germany.
They have curated Bangkok Layers Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok, Thailand (2018), Laotemporary Contemporary Art Exhibition, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, co-curated ThaiTai Re-conversation: Based on True Story, About photography, Bangkok, Thailand (2018), ThaiTai: A Measure of Understanding, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok Thailand-URS21 Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei Taiwan (2012-2013).
*Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture; a not-to-profit artist initiative that runs Off-school art and cultural, artist in residency, curatorial, creation and interdisciplinary exchange programs for Nong Pho community’s contemporary art and culture development and global networks.
Krittporn Mahaweerarat (b. 1996, Loei, Thailand) obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University (BFA) in 2021, residing and working in Bangkok. She is interested in interpreting the context of the intertextuality of magical realism in Thai society, primarily focusing on the definition of magical realism in terms of visual art and literature in which it thrives. She has been working as a project coordinator and a member of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture since 2021.
In her last year of study, Krittaporn received a grant from Longtruk Grant for The Art Projects 2020. She is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of things project for documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany (2022), Sengkuni 3 International Art Exhibition, Surabaya, Indonesia (2022), Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia (2021). She has participated in A Verse on Uncomposed Surface: A Gathering of Becoming Stories exhibition, Longtruk Grant of The Art Project 2020 Exhibition, EX SPACE, Art Centre Silpakorn, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (2021).
Liam Morgan (b.1982, Pocologan, Canada) from 2002, studied anthropology and development studies through Trent University at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. His studies lead him into the now-defunct Images Asia, where he got his start in editing documentary film, and subsequently to feature film cinematography. He lives and works as a film-maker and cinematographer in Berlin and Taipei, across the visual and performing arts as well as in cinema and moving images. In 2018, along with Unchalee Anantawat and Jeff Gompertz, he co-founded Thailand’s first biennial arts event, the experimental Bangkok Biennial.
His 2020 expanded cinema performance collaboration with Xia Lin and Sheryl Cheung “Sun Moon Lake is a Concrete Box” was a finalist for Taiwan’s prestigious Tai Shin award. Liam is an invited artist in Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things project by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany (2022).
Lo Shih Tung (b.1983, Taipei, Taiwan) graduated from Graduate School of Plastic Arts (MFA), National Taiwan University of the Arts. He is an artist and curator currently lives and works in Taipei and is a director of Open-Contemporary Art Center (OCAC)* Taipei, Taiwan from 2018-. Lo’s practice orbits around two different gravities, of his personal artistic pursuit as well as of his interest in collective practice. As a leading member of Open Contemporary Art Center, Lo has been taking a very specific role in navigating potential interactions among cross-cultural perspectives and artistic practices, investigating the force of art that is mobilized and shaped by form, space, model and relation of collaborative process. His individual practice pays attention to fragmented narration and reflection of a contextual setting or environment, operation and composition of the world.
In 2014 Lo received the grant Overseas Arts Travel Program from The National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) and preceded his research and exchanges with art spaces and collectives in Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. He has been an artist in residency at Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (2010) and at BankArt 1929 NYK, Yokohama/Japan (2012). He is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things project for documenta fifteen (2022). Lo, along with Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and culture co-curated THAITAI: A Measure of Understanding at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2012). He participated in exhibitions at 2019 Asian Art Biennial: The stranger from beyond the Mountain and the sea, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris/ France (2011) and Une terrible poetique, La Biennale de Lyon, France (2011).
*Open-Contemporary Art Center (OCAC); an artist-run space founded in Banciao (Taiwan) in 2001. Their tasks include curation, interdisciplinary exchange, art forum, study and publication. They believe that contemporary art permeates into our lives in a wider range than ever.
Pakchira Chartpanyawut (b.1993, Bangkok, Thailand) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University (BFA) in 2016. She is an independent art manager and researcher based in Sa-Kaeo, a Thailand – Cambodia border city. Besides the shift to art and culture, she parallel runs her family business, a retail store in her community. She worked as a manager at Tentacles, an alternative art space in Bangkok from 2016 – 2020. She joined Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture as a project manager in 2021.
Pakchira was awarded Darmasiswa Indonesia scholarship, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2019) and was a recipient of Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018 (1st cycle) for a research trip on art archiving in Singapore and Malaysia. She is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things project for documenta fifteen (2022). She has participated in various exhibitions such as the CCC project for Jogja Biennale 2019, Arison Tenggara: South East Asia Art Collective Forum, a project initiated by Ace House Collective, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018).
Suphitchaya Khunchamni (b.1993, Ratchaburi, Thailand). She graduated from Art Theory, Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts (MFA), Silpakorn University (2021). She resides in Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi province and currently works as research grant coordinator at Silpakorn University Research, Innovation and Creativity Administration Office (SURIC), Nakhon Pathom province since 2019-. She was a project manager of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture from 2015-2018. She loves to draw and sketch as well as explores the Arts and Culture development field.
She is a representative artist of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in Churning Milk: the Rituals of things project for documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany (2022), Pop Up Museum project curated by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Nong Pho, Ratchaburi, Thailand (2014), as project manager of Site specific art installation project for Suwannabhumi Mosque Community and Jaroenrat Community in Klongsan Fest project by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand (2019), project manager of Local Agents (Model study for Nongpho Community) project, co-organized by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture and Ratchaburi Provincial Culture Office, Ratchaburi, Thailand (2018). She participated in the research team for A Study 124 Chinese shrines in the Bangkok area, based on a survey of the Bangkok Town Planning Bureau project (2016), as co-initiator along with her twelve highschool friends for the 1st Tid Silp Bon Ratchaburi exhibition, Ratchaburi, Thailand (2011).
Baan Noorg – documenta fifteen project team and Collaborators
Artistic Direction: jiandyin (Jiradej Meemalai and Pornpilai Meemalai), Shih Tung Lo, Chia Wei Hsu
Project Manager: Pakchira Chartpanyawut
Project Assistant Manager: Krittaporn Mahaweerarat
Nong Pho Local Coordinators: Dangchanok Pongdam, Suphitchaya Khunchamni, Awika Samukrsaman
Kassel Local Coordinators: Christine Falk, Alfred Banze
Work title: Meaningless Bound Form no.1, Meaningless Bound Form no.2
Invited Artist: Liam Morgan
Steel Fabrication: Daniel Weissroth
Studio Provision: Marco Buch, Björn Düss
Onsite Assistance: Christian Bork
Graffiti on Churning Milk miniramp participants:
Baan Noorg / SLM Crew / RCNS Club / TUS / documenta crews / ÄGZ crew / Don Pixel Nerdcrewski
Natalie Bauer / Sachte / Jazper / Maser / Krebs / Frei 83 / OHD crew / STC / OBK crew / Kassel local collaborators
Nang Yai Production
Characters selection: Baan Noorg team
Design: Anutep Phodprasat
Carve: Chalan Thawornnukulphong
Film production: Churning Milk: the Rituals of Things
Director: Baan Noorg team
Cinematographer: Wisarut Thatthong, Jiradej Meemalai
Animators: Pasuth Sa-ingthong, Krittaporn Mahaweerarat
Editor: Jiradej Meemalai
Nang Yai Performers: Phiraphat Siriporn, Surasit Suwanmalai
Nang Yai Performance Advisor: Suthat Songkhachon
Shooting Locations: Charoen Raksa dairy farm, Wanpen Deekham dairy farm, Biolandhof Krug farm
Ramayana: Churning the Ocean of Milk
Lyric: Jiradej Maamalai
Arrange: Chalan Thawornnukulphong
Vocal: Nanthaphong Woraphatkulsiri
Subtitle Translation: THA-ENG: Preenun Nana
Brothers Grimm fairy tale: The Forest House
Rewrite and arrange: Alfred Banze, Jiradej Meemalai
Opera singer: Laura Carleton
Eldest daughter voice: Christine Falk
Middle daughter voice : Dorit Trebeljahr
Youngest daughter voice : Laura Carleton
Surabhi voice: Laura Carleton
Old Man & Prince voice: Alfred Banze
Subtitled Translation ENG-DE: Karsten Stefan Lorek, Simone Kaiser
Music and Sound
Thai Xylophone: Kammathep Theeralertrat
Compose & Arrange: Siwanut Boonsripornchai, Alfred Banze
Sound Mix Down: Siwanut Boonsripornchai
Sound System & Recordings: Alfred Banze
Additional Sound Recordings: Achim Treu
Inflatable Object: The Mount Mandara and Kurma
3D Sketch: Paaroon Chuprasert, Krittaporn Mahaweerarat
Donation Drive: Mr. Wilson Skatehalle, Titus Kassel
Skateboard Workshop: Mr. Wilson Skatehalle
Skate Advisors: Jonas Albrecht, Das Rollschuhmagazin
Ramp Construction and Advisors: Torsten Opper, Jan Marthiensen, Eugen Eppinger, Justus Hrosny
Skate Free-entry to Documenta Halle at
Skate Performance: Every skaters
Dairy Farm Collaborations
Nong Pho: Wanpen Deekham Dairy Farm, Wisanu Dairy Farm, Lung Nuad Dairy Farm
Kassel: Biolandhof Krug Farm
Nang Yai Honorary Advisor: Khanon Temple
Nang Yai Carving Workshop: Christine Falk, Alfred Banze, Awika Amukrsaman, Dangchanok Pongdam
Nang Yai live performance: Churning Milk
Baan Noorg and participants
Lumbung Gallery coordinator: Pakchira Chartpanyawut
Lumbung Kiosk coordinator: Npkd Social Enterprise team
Lumbung Press coordinator: Krittaporn Mahaweerarat
Lumbung Film coordinator: Pakchira Chartpanyawut
Mini-Majelis coordinator: Krittaporn Mahaweerarat
Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture of Thailand (OCAC)
Goethe Institut Thailand
German Embassy Thailand
National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan (NCAF)
Open Contemporary Arts Center, Taipei (OCAC) / Camping Academy e.V. / thalay.eu
Contemporary Art Exhibition: documenta fifteen
Artistic Direction: Ruangrupa
Curatorial Assistant: Jasa Mckenzie
Production Coordinator: Yannis Arvanitis
Exhibition Period: June 18 until September 25, 2022
Exhibition Venue: Documenta Halle
Location: Kassel, Germany
Exhibition Design: Baan Noorg Team
Visual Communication: Krittaporn Mahaweerarat
Churning Milk Flyer Graphic Design: Sunisa Nuamphueak
Flyer Translation: Palin Ansusinha
Publisher: Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture
Printing: Lumbung Press
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