WAXHEDS by Simon Fisher Turner
Tilda and Sandro at Waris’ Batik Lab

WAXHEDS by Simon Fisher Turner

Tilda and Sandro at Waris’ Batik Lab

Waris’ Batik Lab … .

We are going to be auctioning off these amazing pieces … there will be something in BKK and NYC.  Waris really loved the short films made by the local students on the island during the film workshops we hosted with our partners The Thai Film Foundation; all proceeds from the sales of these pieces that have drawings from everyone from Tilda to Andre to Haider to Chloe and a very special piece by Sandro will go towards funding these workshops.

no fire, no ash
by Rirkrit Tiravanija in collaboration with Arto Lindsay
Just looking at this picture brings me back to that performance and the sound of crickets 

no fire, no ash

by Rirkrit Tiravanija in collaboration with Arto Lindsay

Just looking at this picture brings me back to that performance and the sound of crickets 

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s “no fire no ash” in collaboration with Arto Londsay for Film On The Rocks Ya… (by mobilelabproject)

by Nontawut Numbenchapol

Tilda Swinton, Pratchaya Phintong and Kru Sin, the latter is who made the documentaries that Pratchaya showed the outtakes of. They are sitting at Lung Bao’s (Uncle Bao) house whilst everyone is watching the outtakes and drinking fresh coconuts from Lung Bao’s coconut garden, picked and cut fresh.

Tilda Swinton, Pratchaya Phintong and Kru Sin, the latter is who made the documentaries that Pratchaya showed the outtakes of. They are sitting at Lung Bao’s (Uncle Bao) house whilst everyone is watching the outtakes and drinking fresh coconuts from Lung Bao’s coconut garden, picked and cut fresh.

Friends of Petch by Pratchaya Phinthong

A site specific installation set in the house and coconut plantation of Lung Bao, a popular Yao Noi resident famous for his sweet young coconuts.


Pratchaya Phinthong takes viewers on a journey beckoning them to reconsider the own points of view. By composing together different elements from everyday life, the often overlooked and taken for granted become imbued with personal, social and cultural connotations far beyond its simplistic appearance. “Friends of Petch” is a site specific installation that brings together the outtakes of a student-made film about a new student making friends in a new school. The relationship between the foreign and the local is played out on a television screen, which was selected by Lung Bao, a local coconut plantation owner who before this, had no notion of what a television was although he has often been the subject of many television interviews. With his work the artist has not only broken the barrier between subject and content but has also broken away many preconceived notions of how one can choose to see things.

Pratchaya Phinthong is an artist, he resides in Bangkok but is originally from the Northeast of Thailand. His work is currently being exhibited as part of the The Ungovernables show in at the New Museum in New York City.  Phinthong studied at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University and later Frankfurt’s Stadelschule he is one of the next generation of Thailand’s contemporary artists. His site specific installation at last year’s Jim Thompson Art on Farm and his community piece with motorcycles at the BACC in Bangkok are 2 notable works.

the students …cleo and andre.
Photo by Chawit Siriwathanophas

the students …cleo and andre.

Photo by Chawit Siriwathanophas

Tom Sachs’ Class-in-Progress
Photo by Chawit Siriwathanophas

Tom Sachs’ Class-in-Progress

Photo by Chawit Siriwathanophas

This is what Tom showed … and you can see the class was totally concentrated in what he was talking about … a studio manual and a colour code. indispensable. 

We wonder what Tom has in store for Film on the Rocks 2013… .

Nontawut Numbenchapol’s AURORA.
The very first Film on the Rocks Yao Noi:UNTAMED winner.
Ble’s installation was amazing - moving and beautiful. One could even say arresting, especially when all the elements put together. 
We cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.
Photo by Doug Bruce.

Nontawut Numbenchapol’s AURORA.

The very first Film on the Rocks Yao Noi:UNTAMED winner.

Ble’s installation was amazing - moving and beautiful. One could even say arresting, especially when all the elements put together. 

We cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.

Photo by Doug Bruce.