Welcome to the Goethe-Institut RiverScapes Blog.
Coordinated by Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 6 curators and 17 artists from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines have been working on the subject of ecological and cultural change of major river landscapes in Southeast Asia, creating installations, photo series, video and sound installations. Riverscapes INFLUX Blog followed the artists’ working process and gives an insight on how the artworks evolved. The exhibition has been shown in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, and will now tour the other participating countries until March 2013.
The exhibition will tour the following countries from April 2012 to March 2013:
The Chi River is the most important and the longest river in the northeastern region of Thailand. The river is like a large blood vessel that has nourished the Isaan (northeastern) people from ancient times to the present.
Continue reading "Chi River - Jedsada Tangtrakulwong" »
Loi Krathong is a ceremony which combines a number of beliefs in the act of worshiping the goddess of the river. Taking place on the night of the full moon during the twelfth month of the lunar calendar, the origin of this ceremony is still a mystery.
Continue reading "Loy Krathong - Anothai Nitibon" »
Location: Sirindhorn Isan Information Centre, Main Library, Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham Province
Production: Research papers on various aspects of the fishermen’s lives, fish species and boat types which have been used in the Chi River.
Note: Now, I have piles of textbooks to read.