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    Lessons from the trenches

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 16/07/2015

    » Through movements with a bit of monologue and dialogue, B-Floor's Sarut Komalittipong and Sasapin Siriwanij present their debut directorial production WW101 on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the World War I. The idea began when the two directors travelled to Europe, visiting the Dachau concentration camp and realising how little they actually knew about the World Wars.

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    Personal scars, political history

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 12/10/2016

    » In "Under The Same Sky", the latest exhibition at Nova Contemporary by photographer Tada Hengsapkul and artist Chai Siris, personal history and that of the world entwine. In no way does the show appear to strive at having these narratives untangled.

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    Recalling Thailand's darkest hour

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 15/09/2016

    » Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the Oct 6, 1976, event, or Thammasat University Massacre -- a tragedy in which arguably more than 100 students were killed by Thai state forces and far-right paramilitaries, and in commemoration of that, critically-acclaimed director and choreographer Teerawat Mulvilai of B-Floor Theatre presents his latest performance Fundamental which is running at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

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    Sense behind the madness

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/07/2016

    » One is either enthralled, frustrated or confused by Apichatpong Weerasethakul's films. It's possibly a reflex of a complex and conflicting emotion -- you are not sure whether it's yourself as an audience or Apichatpong as a filmmaker that inspire those reactions.

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    No stars in gunman saga 'reality show'

    News, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 26/05/2016

    » 'You are the star," said Christof to Truman Burbank in the 1998 American satirical comedy-drama hit film The Truman Show. Jim Carrey stars as Truman, a man whose whole life in a constructed reality is broadcast 24/7 to billions of people around the world. "You were real. That's what made you so good to watch."

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    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

    News, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 25/02/2016

    » I wonder if People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters must, in one way or another, take responsibility for where we are now as a country, nearly two years under the military regime. This is if you care to look at the situation, out of curiosity and an attempt at straightforward reasoning, rather than vengefulness.

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    The shape-shifting form of protests

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/10/2015

    » The streets remained empty and all was quiet when thousands of people gathered last Wednesday night to protest against the government's Single Gateway proposal. Protesters weren't, however, down at major landmarks like Asoke or Ratchaprasong intersections, but simply in front of their computer screens. By merely punching the refresh button, these protesters let their resentment known to the authorities by crashing at least six government sites, including the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

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    Exhibition captures killer shots

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 19/11/2014

    » At around 7pm on May 13, 2010, Maj Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, or Seh Daeng (Red Commander), was shot in the head while giving an interview to foreign reporters. Photographer Steve Pace was there and took the key picture. His image of the collapsed and bloodied general being carried away, published in several major newspapers worldwide, is what people still remember about this still-unresolved political assassination.

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    Examining identity

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 16/11/2016

    » A lot is going on in "Continuum: Acculturating", the latest exhibition at The Art Center at Chulalongkorn University. Jakkai Siributr, Jedsada Tangtrakulwong and Piyatat Hemmatat show different interests and practices, and with "acculturation" as the key idea, the result is three separate and complicated realms. In them, narratives and cultural identities -- those of the artists' origins and from the new environments they are looking at -- are constantly shifting and integrating.

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    Importance of moving on amid our grief

    News, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/10/2016

    » It has been two weeks now since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. For many of us, everything is still surreal wherein time is no factor. Since that fateful afternoon, the whole nation has turned black. "You'll no longer see what you have seen, but what you haven't seen before," someone wrote on his Facebook post. This is precisely the case.

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