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Dubmarronics: live music

November 27th, 2013

Wednesday 11 December

aka Marron from Kyoto, Japan. 
Marron is the originater of guitar electronica, uses a lot of pedals to make his unique sound. He made a big floor hit as dubdub on-seng (calypso on-seng) and as based on kyoto (flower) Marron released his solo album (voicing for example3) this year from He also known as improviser. He invited MA japan improvisers festival in Belgium 2011, collabolate with Fernando Kabusacki, Bill Horist, Grey Fillastine, Chris Corsano, Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji and so on.
As the producer side he produced the music of p.a.n (Performance group of Seattle), Max Hattler (visual artist of London), Holon (Performance group of Nagoya) and raised dokkebi award at chunchoen international mime festival 2006 as p.a.n.


WTF 3rd Anniversary – What The Festival!

April 9th, 2013
April 2013, WTF Café & Gallery marks its 3rd year as a creative force in the arts for Bangkokians. We provide a platform for artists to exhibit creative work with thought-provoking and critical analysis of current affairs and social issues within and outside Thailand. From Kachain Wongleamthong’s first solo photography show to Indonesian artist Albert Yonathan’s delicate drawings and the group show by young new Thai artists “Brand New 2012,” as well as the current show by Oscar nominated film-maker and photographer Tim Hetherington, WTF has consistently embraced progressive thinking and pushed the barriers of what a small independent art space can sustain and present. 
What The Festival 2013 brings together more than 15 different creators and events to celebrate a very small location that is a great intersection of art, creativity and socializing.
On Friday 26 April 2013, from 6pm Christopher Wise, WTF Creative director and curator of Infidel exhibition will be talking about the exhibition as well as screening a documentary film “Which Way is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a documentary film tribute to Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. At 8pm, join Chef Jess Barnes of the upcoming Opposite Mess Hall for a pop-dinner that will showcase the sneak preview menu with support by FIN Wines, Beervana and Ketel-One. For those who are not hungry, join us in the infamous alley between Opposite and WTF to celebrate the launch of a new floating sculpture "Telemachus’ Heart" By Ketel One. Then late at night, join DJ Jorge and Gramophone Children for funk and 80s dance party tunes and visual projection.
On Saturday 27 April 2012, starting from 4pm the one and only Bangkok block party with Morlam music by Zudrangma records, BBQ sausages by Joe Sloans and special cocktail by Tiger beer and Ketel One. Later in the evening Dr Kathy MacLeod will return to What The Festival to read her latest comic and take patients in her booth for art therapy sessions for all poor tortured souls. Followed by screenings of experimental short films by Thai and international film-makers while we start screening the latest VDO art about "Gold" by renown Dutch based artist and curator, Moritz Edinger. To end the festival, Colin Cheney will host our favourite Bombyx stories 5 with the theme “I wish I never…” at Opposite Mess Hall. This will be the final Bombyx night before the "Best of" Bombyx event (featuring the winners of the last 4 events) to be held in early June!  And if you’d like to submit, contact ASAP with your proposed story idea.
Friday 26th April 2013 
Screening of “Which Way is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” 
18.00-20.00h  @ WTF Gallery 2nd Floor, Free entrance
A documentary film tribute to Tim Hetherington directed by his friend Sebastian Junger. Premiered at Sundance Festival early this year, it is a moving film about Hetherington’s unique way of looking at combat and insistence on telling stories involving true human interactions and never allowing  the neutral, objective journalist’s “code” to get in the way of connection to his subjects — often long after story was ”finished.” Follow by talk and Q&A by Christopher Wise, Creative Director and Infidel curator.
The film will be screened again at FCCT on 2 May and Opposite Mess Hall on 10 May 2013. For more information please visit
"A Taste of Things To Come" Opposite Mess Hall Pop-up Dinner
20.00-23.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall
 Ticket 2,000 (excluding VAT) Baht for 35 seats only
With supported by Ketel-One and FIN Wines
Ordinary pleasures offered with uncommon care—that’s the reason for all the dust, banging, and buzz saw screeches coming from across the street. Scheduled to open in May as Opposite Mess Hall. Opposite Mess Hall will be a lively eating environment with sincere, unfussy, creative food. Join us for a one-night-only premier pop-up dinner for a sneak preview menu of what’s to come at Opposite Mess Hall. Jess Barnes will prepare a 9 tasting menu dishes. Each course will be paired with alcohol.
Tickets available at WTF Café & Gallery or For more information, please visit
Launch of new public art sculpture – ‘Telemachus’ Heart” by Christopher Wise
20.00-22.00h @ Alley between WTF and Opposite
Free Entrance, sponsored by Ketel One
Please join us for the launch of our new public sculpture in the alley "Telemachus’ Heart". The heart is the sophisticated mechanism that performs the simple function of pumping blood throughout the body. Beyond this function the lump of muscle has been ascribed as the emotional storehouse of the body. It has been graphically idealized for special occasions, love of cities or affection online.  The heart is the engine that allows us to be, to fuel our consciousness and how we behave.  This heart is a reminder of simple things, our existences and connection to the ones we love.
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
Do You Realize – that everyone you know
Some day will die
—Wayne Coyne; The Flaming Lips
DJ night by Jorge Carlos Smith and Gramophone Children
22.00-01.00h @ WTF Cafe
Free Entrance
Our own proprietor Jorge Carlos Smith returns to his turn table and will spin liberated funk, space-dimension jazz and Lusitanian Soul from 7-9pm. Followed by Gramophone Children with their 80s music and the visual mash up until late. Gramaphone Children, aka Jaree Thanapura, was born in Lexington, Kentucky,  spent his early childhood years in eighties America before relocating to family hometown  Bangkok, in the early nineties.   He is a  multi-faceted songwriter & producer,  tuned  and inspired  by 80’s funk, soul, electro, boogie, disco, hip-hop and glam.  Gramaphone Children’s  full-length album A-Huh-A-Huh released in 2010 is a precursor to his new single "Teenage Love,"  A full flavoured slice of  electro-funk with a heavy dose of synths  and tongue and cheek lyrics. The single also includes a remix by California based, filter-disco duo, Geisha Twins as well as a fully animated music video created by Thai animators from Hedgehog Studios.
Saturday 27th April 2013
Block Party
16.00-22.00h @ Alley between WTF & Opposite 
Free Entrance, sponsored by Tiger Beer & Ketel One
WTF Café, Zudrangma Records and Opposite Mess hall team up for a special night, one-and-only Block party in Bangkok. Join us from 4pm onwards for morlam music, BBQ by Joe Slones,  and VDO installation by dutch based artist, Moritz Edinger. Kids, parents, dogs, cats, neighbours are welcome.
Short Films Screenings
18.00-19.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
Once again we have selected the best of short films that came out in 2012 to be screened as part of WTF’s 3rd anniversary celebration. Among the five films to be screened this year are Curfew, Academy Awards winning short film about a depressed man who was asked by his estranged sister to take care of her 9-year-old daughter, and Death of a Shadow, a tale of a man stuck in limbo collecting shadows of the dead to buy back his own second chance at life, which won the top prize ‘Best of the Fest’ at LA Shorts Fest. 
Screening of video art "Gold" by Moritz Ebinger
19.00-22.00h @ Opposite Wall
Project GOLD was inspired by the artist’s experience as a young boy of eleven, discovering an abandoned gold mine in Ticino, Switzerland. After this discovery, he and the other children not only played in the area but also collected letters, found materials, decayed tools, and maps. This personal childhood experience: discovering, playing, innocence and adventure without being aware of the many meanings of gold and what gold is about, is the essence of project GOLD. Since its discovery, gold has the world in its spell. Because of its value, this metal caused misery, slavery, war and oppression. It is used as jewellery and for centuries alchemists sought in vain for its composition. It was and is the basis and value of our money. It is used in science, rituals and tools. How history would have been different if people had left this element in the ground. 
Reading and Art Therapy by Kathy MacLeod
19.00-20.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall and WTF for late comer
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
" Why bottle up your crippling anxieties, shameful secrets, recurring nightmares, and paralyzing fears — when you can pour them out to our returning art therapist *, Kathy MacLeod? For the second year in a row, Kathy will listen to your troubles and transform them into an adorable cartoon. She’ll strip your personal demons of their power and give you a new perspective on the horrible feelings that keep you awake at night **.  Of course, it would be unfair of her to just make you pour your heart out without opening up herself. So to even things out, Kathy will give a reading of her most personal and painful but ultimately uplifting cartoon stories, beginning at [7  pm].
* Kathy MacLeod is in no way a licensed art therapist.
** Hopes, wishes, and dreams also accepted. "
Bombyx Stories 5 “I wish I never…”
20.00-22.00h @ Opposite Mess Hall
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
Bombyx Stories is Bangkok’s showcase for uncommon, true-life storytelling in the tradition of the Moth. This will be the final Bombyx night before the "Best of" Bombyx event (featuring the winners of the last 4 events) to be held in early June!  And if you’d like to submit, contact ASAP with your proposed story idea.
*100 Baht entrance fee for entry in all events at Opposite Mess Hall on 27th April 2013*


Nirosta Steel: improv song & instrumental sketch/happening

March 4th, 2013

Friday 15 March

Nirosta Steel is the playground of Steven Hall of Arthur’s Landing–improv songs/instrumental sketches/happenings in collaboration with various friends old and new around the world in various styles and languages
“As in a restaurant with an open kitchen I like to leave the process exposed–in fact I am usually more interested in presenting a casual or unfinished product because it is to me more immediate and compelling.” — Steven Hall

DJ 7 Samurai: Fri.15 >Free<

February 12th, 2013

Friday 15 February
FREE Entry! Limited seating, come early.

With DJ Maft Sai

Vienna club scene stalwart and worldwide record impresario DJ Tom Wieland endeavours started in the early 90´s when he left his mod career to become a DJ in Augsburg & Munich, South Germany. In 1989 during a trip to London to experience the thriving rare groove scene he opened up his music senses to leftfield rhythms and the alternative club culture.

By night when Tom is not touring the world as a freestyle, house, liquid D&B or rare groove DJ he was and is running some legendary clubs in the heart of Vienna. Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Ame, DJ Spinna, Poets of Rhythm, Dj Krush, KJM, Nicola Conte , DJ Shadow or Henrik Schwarz,Tom shared the wheels of steel with them.

By day he ´s working as music curator for the Vienna tourism board, hosting his Trans Europa Express radio show, A&R´in for record labels , digging deep in the crates to unearth lost music genres such as 80´s Independent Euro Disco ( Elaste for compost records), Cuban 70´s Funk (Revolucion for freestyle records) or Hungarian 60´s Modal Jazz (cosmic sounds. London) He is producer (together with Marc Frank) behind 7 SAMURAI & PANOPTIKUM IMPROVISATIONAL ARKESTRA covering the full range of soulful music from Detroit Techno to Spiritual Jazz and back to Cosmic Boogie. He has released almost a hundred tunes on compost records, deeper soul, déjà vu, schema, fine art, love monk, counterpoint etc.

With a DJ career running for 20 years, we know that this open-minded head has got some serious skills. With a remarkable variation he’s played everything from retro funk, disco, soul, jazz & latin sets at Plastic People in London, soulful house at the Viennas Meierei, , house & techno at Lux in Lisbon , and freestyle sessions at APT in NYC.He´s been all over Europe, 3 times on tour in the US & twice in Japan, done that and wants to return for more. Check him out if you can, you won’t be disappointed!


100% Shark: Photography & Information Exhibition

February 11th, 2013
21 February – 22 March 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday 21 February
6pm at WTF Cafe & Gallery
Freeland and Love Wildlife foundations, with support from Canon Marketing (Thailand), invite you to join the opening of an exhibition for shark conservation on THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2013, 6-9pm.
Up to 73 million sharks are killed each year to meet the demand for shark fin soup, and global shark populations are now in catastrophic decline.
International and local artists and photographers will exhibit works in support of a new USAID-sponsored campaign to reduce the sale and consumption of shark fin in Thailand.
The exhibition features 4 artists; photographs from Paul Hilton’s World Press Award 2012 winning series on shark finning, as well as recent images of an estimated 30,000 fins drying on urban rooftops that shocked the world. Animal activist Jirayu Ekkul’s underwaterphotography shows sharks in their natural environment; while an anonymous installation artist creates work to reflect the mindless consumption culture of the controversial dish. Lastly an educational VDO edited by newly graduated award winning artist, Sipakorn Kungsapichart. All works aim to shake consumers out of complacency.
The exhibition is using art as a tool to expose the truth behind shark fin soup, highlighting the health risks and environmental impacts of consumption.


MASSEXercise Design Exhibition by MASSEXperiment

January 4th, 2013


THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2013, 6.00pm

Exhibition on view from 10 Jan – 9 Feb 2013


Mass Universe in partnership with ThaiGa and Canon Marketing (Thailand) invites you to visit the opening exhibition MASSEXercise by MASSEXperiment, an alternative education project on THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2013, 6-9pm.


The exhibition features 37 design works from 37 designer participants from MASSEXperiment. The project aims to create new ways of design-related education that allow participants to articulate their content, connecting them to their surroundings as well as creating a process of learning that is different from the formal education system. This exhibition is the first event for participants to apply recently developed knowledge in real-world practice.


With support from ThaiGa and Canon Marketing (Thailand) the exhibition aims to promote learning practices and collaboration between design participants and professional designers. The workshop has been in place since August 2012. Under the guidance of 18 lecturers, the 20 selected participants collaborated within a democratized environment, with the freedom to express and conceptualise ideas about the places and people they of their everyday lives.


The following lecturers who conducted the workshop as well as selecting and displaying works are:



Anuthin Wongsunkakon

Kelvin Wong

Nattapol Suphawong

Nontawat Charoenchasri

Opas Limpi-Angkanan

Pharuephon Mukdasanit

Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum

Pongstorn Limanon

Rukkit Kuanhawate

Santi Lawrachawee

Sethapong Povatong

Siam Attariya

Surat Tomornsak

Tnop Wangsillapakun

Vorathit Kruavanichkit

Waroot Phanyarachun

Wee Viraporn

Worawut Leewatta




Admission and Contact Details


Visitor Information

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4pm-10pm

Free Admission

WTF Café & Gallery

7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110

BTS: Thonglor


For further information please contact:

Somrak Sila

T/F: 02 662 6246

M: 089 926 5474


Tik Siripen Suankerd

M: +089 684 8477 



Bourbon & Rye: While Supplies Last

October 11th, 2012

Booker’s is one of the most unqiue bourbons on the market today. It is the only uncut, unfiltered bourbon out there. 

Dad’s Hat  is artfully blended to show rounded hints of cinnamon, dried fruits, nuts and candied apple, a rye that shouldn’t be fussed with in overly complicated cocktails. Just a little ice — and a taste for local liquor history — will do.

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon, bottled by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, is a 100.1 proof, 12 year old small batch bourbon. A fruity bourbon with vanilla and maple flavors.


Cosmic Totems by Albert Yonathan

August 25th, 2012


(Albert has just been selected as 1 of 5 Indonesian artists for the 2013 Venice Biennale!)
Opening Reception: Friday 21 September
21 September – 25 October 2012


WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new exhibition "Cosmic Totems" by Albert Yonathan Setyawan. The exhibition comprises 20 drawings all made during 2011-2012. Albert Yonathan’s work uses aesthetic elements that encompass contemporary forms combined with semi-traditional nature drawings that hint at hidden spiritual dimensions and connections. His deeply personal, figurative works depict the artist’s process of drawing, composing and transferring images that negotiate the complexity of the interrelationship between humanity and nature.
Inspired by  the characteristic of ancient totems, botanical or herbarium, and  the used of traditional abstract patterns, this latest work of Albert’s speaks to his fascination with the mystical aspects of nature that spiritually affects human beings. Drawn by the spiritual existence that connects man to nature, the artist utilizes simple, structural forms of animals, flower and plants to illustrate his spiritual interaction with nature and parallel to his meditative process in making art. The works also portray the spiritual essence of his subjects, representing natural beauty, mystical and positive energy, through  the idiosyncrasies of his human perception.
Albert Yonathan earns his Master of Fine Arts from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung Institute of Technology) in Indonesia. His work has been featured internationally in galleries and Biennales, with solo exhibitions in Japan, Jakarta and Singapore. His late shows of Cosmic Labyrinth and Silent Union (2010-2011) are in permanent collections at Singapore Art Museum.
Visitor Information
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm
Free Admission
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila – Managing Director
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474


Whiskey Flight: Taste 3 Glenmorangie single malt

July 31st, 2012

500thb FOR 3 1oz.TASTING



A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from fills in American white oak casks. 260thb (full pour)



Extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. 280thb (full pour)


Extra-matured in specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. 300thb (full pour) 


Throughout August

Very Special Sounds by HENNESY VS: Maft Sai | Digital Dancehall

July 14th, 2012

Wednesday 18 July

Hennessy VS is known for introducing the refined taste of superior French Cognac to a global audience. WTF Gallery & Cafe is known for it innovative, yet classically executed cocktails and for it’s adventurous art and culture programming.

For July, pulling from his crates from days in London Maft Sai will spin a selection of Jamaican & Uk Digital Dancehall, Dub and Rocksteady. The original rude boy sound!
Limited seating — come early.