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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Visual Artists Harness VR For a Better Bangkok

BANGKOK — As virtual reality becomes available to the masses, a group of Bangkok designers wants to answer the technology’s promise by using it for a form of communal art-therapy.

‘Rain’ And ‘Hugo’ to Headline ‘Viral Fest Asia’

BANGKOK — It’s the end of May and that means Rain is coming to Bangkok – from Korea. The singer will headline an upcoming festival featuring online performers alongside Thai singer Hugo.

Art on Trial: The Mor Lam Singer

Jailed for two years for performing in a play that satirized the monarchy, Patiwat “Bank” Saraiyam turned to his enduring passion for singing mor lam, writing what he said was 100 songs. Some expressed his feelings. Others, he said, helped soothe fellow inmates.

Go Hunting for Dreams on Cambodia’s ‘Diamond Island’

BANGKOK — Watch a Cambodian-French filmmaker’s feature debut look at impoverished teens seeking better lives in a newly developed corner of Phnom Penh this month.

Artist Perplexed by Reports of Haunted Installation

Art imitates life, but can the afterlife imitate art?

New York Psych Rockers ‘DIIV’ to Play Bangkok

BANGKOK — A dreamy quintet of Brooklyn indie rockers will make their way to Bangkok for a day and night of shoegaze and noise pop, organizer Have You Heard? announced Wednesday.

Modern-Family Doc ‘Gayby Baby’ to Show in Sathorn

BANGKOK — A documentary about the children of gay parents that proved too controversial for Australian schools will show next month at an up-and-coming Sathorn dive bar.

Explore Art-Packed Hotel (And Meet a Robot)

BANGKOK — Art on a bed, on a toilet or just hanging here and there throughout five floors of a Thong Lor hotel will be discoverable next week. Not to mention a robot.

‘The Godfather’ Films to Screen at Bangkok’s Scala

BANGKOK — An iconic indie cinema is making cinephiles an offer they can’t refuse.

Phuket House DJ to Drop Beats at Tempology Fest in Bangkok

Back in the late ‘90s, folks experimenting with electronic music tried to get the feel just right.

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