After checking, cutting, redesigning how to reassemble, getting permission to ship from the Ministry of Tourism, two trips to Siem Reap to organise and drying it at Fleur's house after it was caught in a downpour in Siem Reap, we just had word that the naga has arrived to Kathmandu.
Yesterday we visited the site at the Kathmandu Zoo; a centuries-old pond reminiscent with its large trees for Seckon of the moat (katsun) of Angkor Wat.
Seckon was artist in residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum June- September 2009. It was a very happy time for him enjoying Japanese culture, food and especially warm hospitality. While there he made a 90m long makara (pictures in previous post). Worn by 110 people, the makara danced through the streets of Fukuoka as a feature of the 4th Fukuoka Triennale, F4.
This was another community arts process involving volunteers and *rubbish. Just like in the naga project it was really rubbish. Lovely people living in Fukuoka provided packets and old plastic from their homes, rather than throwing it in the rubbish bin. These were painstakingly handsewn onto the fabric to Seckon's design by many volunteers who came by the FAAM to spend time and energy for this environmental awareness raising effort.
this is Jean-Philippe. He wasn't exactly modelling, although it is obvious he can strike a pose! He was in control of everything sound-y and electrical-like.
The large stage in fromt of Bob Passion's BHOR art centre. In the afternoon we were treated to an actor-led tour of the installation. And Bob kindly asked your Rubbish Proj peeps to provide stuffs for one room. Seckon put two large collages, which included a lot of recycled materials, and we put some lamps from the workshop 18months ago, and some fashion outfits. wahoo!
Rithy Panh, celebrated movie director and founder of the Bophana Centre
and last but definitely not least to Theary Seng, Executive Director of The Center for Social Development CSD are our major sponsor for this trip to the beach, and we would like to take this opportunity to say many thanks to you, Theary, for your enthusiastic support of The Rubbish project. It was also so wonderful to have you with us modelling in the show!!
these images are from the CAFA students who spent three months thinking about sustainibility and climate change, and this exhibition was the result. This image of the Mona Lisa was in fact a video, moving image with an actress - an interpretation of what would happen with climate change. fairly soon she was sitting in the rain, shivering and shivering. So cool!
The Beijing Flower of Sustainibility, in plastik fantastik!
This isn't such a great shot of what was a really nice part of the results of the residency .. one could take a button and there were some blank ones that we could write on. I wrote "kia kaha" on one, and took one that I cannot read! But it looks fabulous!!
This installation was about possibilities of reducing climate change and global warming, by Indonesian artsist Andreas Siagian.