By THE NATION
Now in its third edition, the festival is Bangkok’s version of Engeki Quest – “No Name Cats in Thonburi”.
Engeki Quest is a transformative piece of art where audiences become participants, and set off on an adventure to explore their own narrative of art in daily life. Participants choose their own adventure, relying on the instructions in an Adventure Book.
Engeki Quest; set in a real urban space, has been created in various cities such as Manila, Dusseldorf, Ansan City, Yokohama, and many others. For this version, Chikara Fujiwara (BricolaQ) and his co-researcher, Minori Sumiyoshiyama, lived in the Khlongsan area for two months to conduct research and write the stories featured in the adventure. This book invites you to venture deep into certain parts of the Thonburi side in Bangkok.
One thousand copies of the Adventure Book are being published with the text in Thai, English, and Japanese text. Participants can pick up their copy at Low Fat Art Festival Centre at Princess Mother Memorial Park from February 8 to 17 between 1 and 6pm.
The artists of Low Fat Vol 3 include Chikara Fujiwara (Japan), Kao Niew Lao (Laos) and Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang (Thailand, Norway) as well as the festival director, Wayla Amatathammachad and community curator and owner of Thangnguanhah Chinese House, Poonsak Thangsombat.
The Low Fat Art Festival is an international art festival without extra fat or fuss of nonsense art happening in multiple hidden areas of Tha Din Daeng, Princess Mother Memorial Park and Khlongsan communities for 10 days straight.
This year, the art can be found in such hidden spaces as a salt factory, an old Chinese house, a historical park and a private backyard in three small Thon Buri communities disconnected from the art world.
Admission is free.
For more information, please visit Facebook.com/lowfatartfes.