December, 2010

LIVE Soundtrack & Film :: Degurutieni+Matthieu Ha

December 17th, 2010

Thursday, 23 December, 8:00 pm

 

Bangk(zero)k Festival presents Arco Degurutieni & Mattieu Ha // Live Music Soundtrack + Film

Degurutieni is one of the main groups of the alternative scene in Osaka. Frontman Arco Degurutini is described as a magic-using-punk-poet-dandy gentleman and plays a bizarre, single-stringed bowed on 220 volts. Degurutini plays Tibetan Wild West with Yakuza sauce and Electro-pop Nippon Gadgets.

And WTF welcomes back Matthieu Ha, the notorious artist and the man behind Bangkok Zero Festival. Leader of the band, Les Istes, well-known for changing their name every month, Matthieu Ha, Belgian, of Vietnamese origin, creates an unorthodox original style with his “contro alto” voice. Singing with no lyrics, his music becomes narrative, expressive, strange and international. “His fascinating contro alto voice goes beyond the words and puts you into a moving and powerful musical fantasy…”

 

 

Part of the Bang(zero)k Festival: Live music, band, free street events, art performance. 7 days/7 venues.

 

Celebrate Christmas with Cambodian Space Project LIVE!

December 15th, 2010

Saturday, 25 December, 9:00 pm

Celebrate Christmas with a live performance by one of Phnom Penh’s (and the world’s) most awesome bands Cambodian Space Project :: COSMIC CROSS-CULTURE RENDEZVOUS FEATURING SPACE TRIPPERS FROM VARIOUS PLANETS PREPARING A MISSION TO BEAM ITS UNIQUE MIX OF SPACE ROCK, SURF, REGGAE, DUB, KHMER SURIN, CAMBODIAN ROCK PSYCHEDELICA OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD AND INTO ANOTHER.

Check out the video of lead singer Srey Thy.

 

Mauriah Kraker DANCE performance

December 14th, 2010

Saturday, 25 December, 8:00 pm

Mauriah Kraker will perform several shorts pieces in and around WTF. Our first dance performance — don’t miss it!

Mauriah is sometimes a dancer. Currently, she is wandering Asia filming bits of movement here and there and befriending as many street cats as possible. Her movement history includes representing the United States in international competition as captain of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Group Team, receiving her BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working with Catey Ott Dance Collective and the advanced beginner group/David Newman in New York, touring, performing and making shadows for renowned contemporary dance company PILOBOLUS in New York City and Europe, and creating and performing site-specific projects on printing presses in Germany, on the city streets of Wisconsin, under bridges in Taiwan, and in Bangkok’s zombie buildings. She currently dances with Assembly Dance Theater in Taipei.

 

Verbal Kint LIVE!

December 13th, 2010

Wednesday, 15 December, 9:00 pm



Verbal Kint, the alter ego of Keyser Soze — is the acoustic duo of Jammal Tarkington and Ryan Hall. Keyser Soze has an original ska/rocksteady sound with strong jazz and soul influences.  They jammed at Parking Toys last week and performed a memorable "lock-in live" performance, evading the election police, at WTF.

Come by and rocksteady!

 

 

Gogochas LIVE! Dec. 10th

December 5th, 2010

Friday, 10 December, 8:00 pm


The Gogochas are back!

Okinawan traditional music and a mix of acoustic and folk by quartet of Jun-Sanshin/Melodica, Hiroshi-Percussion, Mick-Guitar and Alice-Flute. 

More repertoire, more songs, more fun!

 

Sina Wittayawiroj: Site Specific Projection

December 4th, 2010

15 -31 December, Screening 9:00 & 11:00pm

Sina Wittayawiroj is a graduate student from Silpakorn University, major in New Media art. He’ll be showing a extraordinary new site specific work, experimenting with the movement of light, sound and colour in a completely static environment to connect and challenge human’s perception through new dimensions of vision and hearing.

The project will be displayed from 15 – 31 Dec 2010, at 9 and 11pm. 

 

Earlier project – Corner #0.3


http://vimeo.com/16400265

WTF strikes a balance that’s pretty close to perfection

December 1st, 2010

“Like many great things, WTF is deceptively simple. It’s a café and a gallery. Nothing fancy. It’s a little rough around the edges, a little worn down. It evokes European cafes, but it could also be in Buenos Aires or Sydney. Still, it doesn’t feel foreign, unlike Minibar Royale or Hyde & Seek. Old records from Bangok’s funky 60s grace one wall. A touch of Sino-Portuguese tiles connects Europe to Asia. And the shell, a long narrow space with three floors, is unmistakably a shop house. Overall, WTF strikes a balance that’s pretty close to perfection.”

 
 
A lovely quote from BK magazine issue on renovating shop houses.
 
 
 

Donate used or unwanted CDs and DVDs for ART

December 1st, 2010

WTF gallery would like to ask our friends a small favour. We are working with a great thai visual artist, Som Sutthirat Supaparinya, helping her to create a new work called "Disc is Dead, Disco is Alive!". The work will be displayed as part of her solo show at WTF Gallery Jan next year. 

 
We’d like to ask you to help us by donating used or unwanted CDs and DVDs. We need A LOT to create an installation of a "disco ball" as part of the show. You can drop them at WTF or we can arrange to pick them up too. 
 
Please help spreading the words if you know anyone with a lot of unwanted CDs/DVDs.
 
Call 089 926 5474 or email somrak@wtfbangkok.com
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
 

Winking While Talking

December 1st, 2010

NUT SAENCHUEN: Pak Wa Ta Kayib (Winking While Talking)

OPENING RECEPTION:

Thursday 9 December 2010, 7pm @ WTF Gallery

(9 December 2010 – 5 January 2011, WTF Gallery, Bangkok)

WTF Gallery and Phuket 346 are pleased to announce an exhibition of graphic and installation art by Nut Saenchuen. The exhibition is comprised of 16 works, depicting a series of observations, symbols and visual distillations of everyday, contemporary Thai society—dealing with everything from law & order, politics, speeding tuk-tuks, to fast food, and national identity. In this exhibition, Nut provides us with a series of black & white prints, photographs and objects, which illustrate everyday life, periodic encounters, and at times, difficult and sensitive situations. The visuals’ simplicity leads one instantly to the very issue at hand, invites immediate discussion about society’s behaviour and actions, and automatically engages one’s moral compass, perceptions, values, and beliefs

Nut Saenchuen is a recent graduate from School of Fine and Applied Arts, major in Communication Design from Bangkok University. His thesis was accepted for the Degree Show Project organized by art4d magazine. As a young and socially conscientious graphic designer, he was invited to be one of the speakers of Pecha Kucha in 2009.

The exhibition is shown at WTF Café & Gallery, Sukhumvit Soi 51, Bangkok from the 9th December 2010 till 5th January 2011.

Thursday 13 January 2011, 6pm @ Phuket 346
The show moves to Phuket 346 at Soi Romanee, old Phuket Town, from 13 January and is shown till 28 February 2011.


WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 3-10pm

 

Phuket 346
15, Soi Romanee, Old Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
www.phuket346.com
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm

 

For further information please contact:

Somrak Sila
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com