In occasion of Bangkok Design Week 2020, Creative Migration and Space Saloon joined forces to realize a site-specific installation on the grounds of Bangkok 1899, hosting a dance performance choreographed by American artist Jay Carlon. “Landlocked” takes inspiration from Carlon’s multi-cultural experience as a 1st generation youth growing up in urban America and speaks to the inherent trauma of being third culture in a migrant family. Audience members at the Bangkok 1899 performances had the unique opportunity to directly engage with the work.
Stage sets and props used for the performance were designed and built by 1899 artist-in-residence, Space Saloon. The stage was developed with modular, flexible parts and served as the foundation for future expansions of Bangkok 1899’s performing arts offering. All pieces were built with recycled/upcycled materials plus craft objects from the local community. It is complemented by lighting, fabric and color.