In early August 2023, CIRCUIT travelled to Bangkok to present an expanded programme of our artist cinema commission programme Legacies.
Curated in collaboration with May Adadol Ingawanij, CIRCUIT, FAFSWAG Arts Collective and Storage Art Space, LEGACIES | ROUTES was billed as a programme of "moving image artists connected with the Pacific Islands and with Southeast Asia whose practices embrace a multiplicity of inheritances and de-centered ways of world-faring."
LEGACIES | ROUTES brought artists Martin Sagadin, Pati Tyrell and Tanu Gago to Bangkok, as well as CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams. Featuring an exhibition and four screenings, the event was accompanied by extensive discussion, not only of the films from Aotearoa, but also current issues in Thai art and society.
Below are a series of images from LEGACIES | ROUTES, including the public events and our encounters with Thai art and culture.
CIRCUIT would like to thank May Adadol Ingawanij, Mary Pansanga and all the team at Storage Art Space for their wonderful hospitality, unflagging activism and support; the New Zealand Embassy in Thailand; and everyone who participated in LEGACIES | ROUTES.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koe and ขอบคุณมาก!