by Sinta Panyam
Posted on December 16, 2014
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In celebration of International Migrants Day (18 December), the Saphan Siang campaign and World Vision will host an art exhibition from 16-21 December 2014 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).
In collaboration with artist collective Public Delivery and artist Phil America, the exhibition will highlight migrant workers’ experiences living and working in Thailand’s fishing communities through an immersive, interactive art exhibition including the installation of a life-size sculptural fishing boat, photography exhibit, 16 channel video installation, and a large scale 3D infographic display.
Documentary photographs by Joe Aphiluck Puangkaew, commissioned by the ILO-IPEC project on Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Shrimp and Seafood Processing Areas in Thailand will be displayed, calling public attention to child labour and child migrant workers.
To give voice to the thousands of migrant workers in Thailand who are all too often silenced, video interviews with migrant workers and their families will be screened on a large scale installation.
The public is invited to attend the event, supported by ILO, IOM, ESCAP, UN-ACT, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian Aid, and reflect on their own interactions with migrant workers, address their views and beliefs and reflect on the contribution of migrant workers.
The exhibition also extends online through social media. The public are encouraged to photograph the works and use the hashtags, creating a collaborative collection of perspectives and stories online.