Benjamin Tausig is an Assistant Professor of Music at Stony Brook University. He teaches sound studies and ethnomusicology whilst researching sound and dissent in Southeast Asia. His current research consists of the musical intimacies of Thailand during the Vietnam War, including the largely-forgotten American jazz pianist Maurice Rocco, who lived in Bangkok for fifteen years. He is also looking at the ways that music and nightlife were at the center of Thailand’s semi-colonial development from the 1950s through the 1970s. He published the book Bangkok is Ringing in 2019 with Oxford University Press. Purchase the book here.
Russell Morton is a Singaporean filmmaker and visual artist. His interest lies in folklore and mythologies and attempts to string together a relationship between the human experience with ancient narratives. His films have been part of the Athens Video Art Festival 2012 and participated in several group shows in London including the South London Gallery and Gasworks.
Sriwhana Spong is an artist of New Zealand and Indonesian descent currently living and working in London. She works across various mediums such as sculpture, film, writing, performance, dance, and sound. Spong draws on the writings of female medieval mystics, attempting to translate their ‘mystic style’ into films and sculptures that explore the relationship of the body to language and how it exceeds and escapes this inscription. Spong's work has been shown at Spike Island, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Piet Zwart Institute and The Jewish Museum.
Pathompon Mont Tesprateep was born in Bangkok and raised in Isan. He graduated with a Master degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts in London and participated in Berlinale Talents. His films have been shown at film festivals, including Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales, Curtas Vila do Conde and Hamburg International Short Film Festival.
Sung Tieu is an artist based between Berlin and London. Her work is situated at the intersection of psychological effects of warfare and infrastructures of control. Her work has recently been shown in solo presentations at Nottingham Contemporary and Haus der Kunst. She has previously exhibited at The Yard, Flat Time House and Piper Keys.
DIVISI62 is a Jakarta-based sound and visual arts label aiming to reach new heights in the continual construction of the Indonesian identity. Emphasising the cross-wiring of world heritage, DIVISI62 is initiating homegrown narratives into global consciousness. Singular and plural. DIVISI62 have performed at Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin; Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent; Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels; WORM, Rotterdam; Filmwerkstatt, Dusseldorf; Katakomben Theater, Essen.