ASIATOPIA | PAErsche in Bangkok

ASIATOPIA – Performance Conference S.E. ASIA 2016

14.-16.10.2016 | Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre
17.-19.10.2016 | PSG Silpakorn University, Sanam Chandra Palace Campus

PAErsche Artists
Boris Nieslony, Rolf Hinterecker, Karin Meiner, Christiane Obermayr, Marita Bullmann, Evamaria Schaller


About Asiatopia 2016
Asiatopia Performance Art Festival has existed in Thailand since 1998, and has presented the work of more than 500 international artists from all over the world. This year’s Asiatopia Performance Conference 2016 is the second effort (the first being in 2005) to bring performance artists together with regional organizers, curators, writers, historians, and theorists for the purpose of sharing stories, accounts and theories concerning the development of performance art in S.E.Asia. Asiatopia 2016 includes performance art laboratory, live-actions, seminars, discussions, oral histories, and publications. We intend to trace and annotate performance art’s cross-fertilization with social movements from the period of the cold war, the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement, and the defeat of the United States in Vietnam to the present. We are particularly interested in the historical legacy of activist performance art in Southeast Asia: its emergence from the body-at-risk and grass-roots political theatre in urban and rural settings.