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My project Dance Non-Stop Mix is inspired by the teen gangsters hustling in the decayed residential area in Bangkok, Thailand, where my house is located. They were always partying and playing music out loud in the streets, blending with my favorite tracks of Manuel Gottsching. That aroused a new awareness, so to say—a renovated sense of hearing. I decided to start a research project: I followed the noise sources and found that they gathered at 6pm, their truck party turning the quiet, isolated area into an open-air dance floor. Why do people need to oppose to the context of their surroundings? It all comes down to an investigation of conflict. Soon this project will take the form of an interactive website, a mix-tape, and ultimately, an installation.
Tanat Teeradakorn (Thai, b. 1991) is a graphic designer and art director based in Bangkok. Image courtesy of the artist