The Reading Room is a 1,000-plus items contemporary art library and
archive, containing two distinct resource sections: a contemporary Thai
art archive; and art reference books from all over the world, including
art history & theory books, monographs, exhibition catalogues, art
magazines, and electronic resource.
In complementary to archive and research, The Reading Room regularly
organizes and hosts series of events, especially talks, screenings and
workshops from various fields from art, literature and film to
sociopolitical issues that are relevant to contemporary culture.
The Reading Room is a non-profit organization operating under The Foundation for the Promotion and Preservation of Thai Art.
B-Floor is Thailand's vanguard physical
theatre company. For over 10 years, B-Floor has been at the forefront of
creating highly visual theatre combining movement and multimedia
elements, and stimulating social and political awareness. B-Floor has
not only enjoyed success in Thailand but has also impressed
international audiences in the United States, France, Denmark, Egypt,
India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan.
B-Floor's performances are developed through a process of creative
collaboration known as Devised Theatre. B-Floor's plays often involve
little or no script, focusing instead on highly visual and sensory
storytelling that can communicate across borders of language and
During improvisational "theatre labs," B-Floor experiments with the
expressive abilities of the human body using Grotowski, Butoh,
Viewpoints, and Laban movement techniques, as well as contemporary
dance, mime, masks, gymnastics and martial arts. B-Floor further
emphasizes incorporating other elements of theatre creation - such as
objects, lights, sound, puppets and film - to create the play's
B-Floor's productions strive to raise social awareness by communicating
personal experiences and inner struggles, and the points of view of
suppressed ideas, people and events.
been variously described as a family, a kindergarten, a university, a
community, a food centre, oh, and a theatre group. In essence it is a
social organization that works in the medium of theatre. From inception,
Makhampom has had a folk character, reflected in the sense of family, a
playfulness, and a Makhampom lifestyle. As a group, generated by
and generating volunteers, it is the love of the group and the love for
the work that has seen generation after generation of volunteer sustain
Bangkok has traditionally been the home of Makhampom, but the idea of a
countryside base has been long in the dreams. Chiang Dao is now this
place, as Makhampom now lives in both the city and countryside. The
Makhampom Living Theatre in the north of Thailand and the Makhampom
Studio in the Bangkok are the hubs of Makhampom’s activities, as our
work starts to take some new directions.