Jana Winderen

Through the bones, Thailand Biennale 2018, 2 November - 28 February 2019

'Through the bones' for the Thailand Biennale 2018.

The tecnique of listening to fish, crustacea, coral and mammals in the Ocean with an oar to the head has been a known tecnique in fishing comunities from Greenland to Thailand for thousands of years. 'Through the bones' is based on this knowledge combined with technology and hydrophone recording tecniques. I have done fieldtrips in relation to this project to learn more about this tecnique and to learn how local, sustainable fishingvillages in Thailand is maintiaing a healty and viberant community though carfully caring for the environment and the people.

The experience for the audience starts at high enough tide to go out with the boat to travell down the river Pali where you will be shown how to listen with an oar to the head to fish and crustacea. You will then be taken to the 'sala' to rest and listen as long as you like, but you have to pay attention to the tide and you will be taken back up the river before the tide is too low for the boats.

Made in colaboration with Palin, Mahn, Supan, Guy, Usen, Bang Yo, Bang Tuang, Go Wat, Bang Pod, Palm and local people in Tha Pom community. Special thanks to Bang Nee, his family and the community in Chana.

Design of logo and signs: Philip Marshall

Project is supported by Office of Contemporary Art Norway.

Find information about the filedtrip leading to Through the bones here.

ประเทือง จักร์แก้ว
Pratuang Jakkaew

photo: Lena Winderen

สมาน สามัญบุตร์
Saman Samanbut

เยาะ มุคุระ
Yo Mukura

photo: Lena Winderen

สุพรรณ ราชการ
Supan Rachakan

photo: Lena Winderen


photo: Palin Ansusinha

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