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CIAC Talks Bangkok season launches second episode Culture, Image and Memory


The second episode of the new season of CIAC Talks Bangkok  is now available on the Youtube channel CIACmedia. Meet Cedric Arnold, a French-English photographer, documentary filmmaker and visual artist who has lived in the Thai capital for two decades. Through his documentary experience and experimental practices in photography, immersive videos and sound installations, Cedric explores themes related to the human perception of time, memory and reality.

It can be seen in his work what Susan Sontag says in On Photography: the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give the sense that the whole world can be held in our heads. The creative process of works such as ApopheniacMy Shaman is my Therapist and Yantra, exhibited in several international exhibitions and festivals, are the subject of the interview conducted by the journalist, multimedia creator, FCT-CIAC research fellow and PhD student in Digital Media-Art, Juli Wexel.

The CIAC Talks Bangkok – Culture, Image and Memory episode was held together with the Postgraduate Program in Design at the Jacob Jensen Design Office / KMUTT Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Center (KX) in Bangkok, Thailand.

All participants in the CIAC Talks Bangkok season are closely associated with SoA+D as professors, visiting artists, and alumni, invited by one of the scientific coordinators of Cultural Adventures, Nigel Power (SoA+D/KMUTT).

The upcoming episodes of the CIAC Talks Bangkok series will feature interviews with Nat Setthana, a Thai visual artist based in Finland; Eiji Sumi, a Japanese artist and lighting designer based in Bangkok; Unchalee Anantawat, a Thai graphic designer and creator of the Speedy Grandma project.

This initiative is part of the ongoing scientific and artistic research project, Cultural Adventures. The project establishes interactions between Faro and Bangkok, exploring historical, contemporary, cultural, documentary, fictional, factual, and symbolic relationships between two distinct cultural contexts. Cultural Adventures is developed by CIAC in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (SoA+D), in the areas of visual communication and digital art, and is scientifically coordinated by Bruno Mendes da Silva and Nigel Power.

CIAC Talks Bangkok series is supervised by CIAC Talk’s creator and coordinator, Mirian Tavares.

This work is funded by National Funds through FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., under the project UIDP/04019/2020.

CIAC Talks Bangkok / Cedric Arnold – Culture, Image and Memory

CIAC Talks Bangkok / Nanthana Boonla-or – Sustainable Design, Innovation and Cultural Wisdom

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