The collaboration began in May 2009, when Takamine visited ComPeung. Impressed by the sustainable frameworks, ComPeung’s self-built earthen architecture inspired the final project at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).
Twist & Twist focuses on the process rather than the finished product. Conceived by Takamine the project’s im/possibilities were being discussed between Takamine and the ComPeung Team through emails and online conferences for over 2 months. This initial exchange and in conjunction with interviews conducted in Japan and a short working residency at ComPeung shaped the ideas into reality – thus culminating in the museum presentation at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).
The final installation at the BACC is part of the process of shaping Twist & Twist. Indeed, rather than sharing with the audience some examples of sustainability, we wish to raise some questions that haven’t been clearly answered.
Aiko Oizumi, Atsuko Kimura, Dearborn K. Mendhaka, Emiko Yoshioka, Helen Michaelsen, Kotaro Konishi, Pakorn Lobsang, Pisithpong Siraphisut, Preeyachanok Ketsuwan, Nattiporn Athakhan, Ratchanok Ketboonruang, Tadasu Takamine, Tommy, Um Young Gyoung, Yukako Ogura, Yumiko Nii
Year: 2009 – 2010
Materials: dirt, cement, clay, recycled plastic sacks, grass, bamboo, wood, rope, plaster, TV monitors, DVD players
Venue: ComPeung, Chiang Mai and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand