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Baan Noorg

Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture non profit artist initiative, a fundament strategy for community development and a service-providing program. Baan Noorg functions as an Read more ...

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Ekstrak Collective

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Rumah No. 555

Concerning the physical, human and cultural geography between the Island country and the Mainland country—Thailand vs Indonesia—the Safe Space project seeks to learn the differences and share similarities of socio-cultural aspects to respond to contemporary phenomenon and challenge the maritime diplomacy through relational exercise and synchronic communication between two artistic collectives. Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture and Ekstrak Collective negotiates, compromises, communicates, exchanges, integrates, etc. with different forms or acts, digitally and analogue across space and time, which can be related to the historical event between Siam and Batavia around 1664–1688 towards the present. 

On considering the methods and the acts of diplomacy, it is a natural process of securing the accent, living, culture, etc. of one native through strategies, recipes, wisdoms and so on in order to secure, maintain and develop a safe space. Likewise, “home,” a safe space is where thought is articulated, activities arise, knowledge and information is distributed, etc. The relational exercise in this project has challenged us to co-create a geography of safe space, cultivate possibilities and rebuild knowledge by way of each other’s culture or an exchange activity using diverse artistic approaches. 

Within the safe space lies a “safe-being space” where one can exist without risk of feeling demeaned. The second kind can be called a “safe-talking space,” where one can express ideas without recrimination. Through this idea of “safe space,” we can explore topics or backgrounds above; diplomacy and exchange, history and politics, and socio-culture with a result that will reveal a geography of a safe space that is co-created between two collectives across the ocean that somehow could feature freedom beyond political and cultural diversity tension although some conversations have lost along the path.

Work In Progress