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Awakening Bangkok 2020
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A complete list of lighting installations of Awakening Bangkok 2020

RE/WIND/FAST/FORWARD with bright lights and shiny fun

By Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Now is the time you should go out on the streets and bask yourselves in dazzling lights from all head-turning artworks at the third edition of Awakening Bangkok.

Organized by Time Out Bangkok, the 2020 volume of Bangkok's biggest lighting installation fest returns with a timely theme of "RE/WIND/FAST/FORWARD" that invites a big cast of 25 creative geniuses to craft over 36 pieces of beaming designs to reflect on the current crisis of coronavirus so that we can look back on what we have gone through and contemplate on how to move past the hard times.

And before we get to amble down the route of locations along Charoenkrung-Taladnoi and see all the bright lights, let's take a look at the preview of all artworks that will be on display in 20 participating venues this year, and don't forget to mark the date! It's December 11-20.

Also, check out the map of all locations below.

Awakening Bangkok 2020 is presented by Time Out Bangkok in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, TCEB, CEA, and Johnnie Walker. The festival is opened now until December 20.
JOHNNIE WALKER presents THE GATEWAY
JOHNNIE WALKER presents THE GATEWAY
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1. JOHNNIE WALKER presents THE GATEWAY

Artist: DON BOY

Location: Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

Take a walk down Johnnie Walker’s memory lane at the Prince Theatre, a historical site in Charoenkrung that has stood the test of time, and continues to bridge the past and the present.

*Showcase between 13-20 December 2020

NOSTALGIA MAPPING
NOSTALGIA MAPPING
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2. NOSTALGIA MAPPING

Artist: WHOOP

Location: Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

The wonder of old-fashioned analog projectors, once used in classrooms, is revived, taking us back to those good old days filled with vivid colors and brilliant ideas.

*This installation will be revealed from December 13 onwards.

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RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO AND VIOLET
RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO AND VIOLET
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3. RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO AND VIOLET

Artist: ROUND AND NINE

Location: About White Cafe & Bistro

The rainbow, a universal symbol for hope, luck and new beginnings, is depicted in a different way, forever changing how you perceive this thing of natural beauty.

BGC GLASS STUDIO presents ARTEMIS
BGC GLASS STUDIO presents ARTEMIS
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4. BGC GLASS STUDIO presents ARTEMIS

Artist: TITIPA THINRACH

Location: Marine Police Lodge

Strong women continue to fight for gender equality and freedom of expression, and hope to break down more social barriers through this exhibition inspired by the exquisite and unbreakable goddess Artemis.

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BGC GLASS STUDIO presents HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED
BGC GLASS STUDIO presents HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED
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5. BGC GLASS STUDIO presents HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED?

Artist: THANAPORN SUKCHAROEN

Location: Marine Police Lodge

Imagine yourself as the arms of a clock while reflecting on the question of how much time you need for one good day.

BGC GLASS STUDIO presents LIGHT UP THE CITY
BGC GLASS STUDIO presents LIGHT UP THE CITY
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6. BGC GLASS STUDIO presents LIGHT UP THE CITY

Artist: AKE RAWDMEK

Location: Marine Police Lodge

Your voice will be more than just a means to communicate. Here, you can use it to light up the dark, whether you’re dropping a soft whisper or unleashing a throat-wrenching scream.

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BGC GLASS STUDIO presents SOCIAL DISTANCING 2020
BGC GLASS STUDIO presents SOCIAL DISTANCING 2020
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7. BGC GLASS STUDIO presents SOCIAL DISTANCING 2020

Artist: CHATTAKAN VONGSIRI

Location: Marine Police Lodge

Wishing to raise more awareness on the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the artist has come up with an exhibit that explores how every thing we do triggers a wave of reactions even though we can’t see it with our naked eyes.

RIVULET
RIVULET
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8. RIVULET

Artist: THEERAWAT KLANGJAREONCHAI

Location: Haroon Mosque Community

Treading on water can be a fearful idea that one might wish to overcome. Here at Rivulet, you will face your fear and make the impossible possible, so go on, brave it out, and walk on (virtual) water.

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CHAROEN FLOW
CHAROEN FLOW
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9. CHAROEN FLOW

Artist: CHAROEN CREW, KING MONGKUT INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LADKRABANG

Location: Haroon Mosque Community

Charoenkrung has long been a multicultural community, witnessing the coming together of people from various walks of life. This is depicted in an installation that’s also inspired by the Golden Ratio.

AUTORORA
AUTORORA
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10. AUTORORA

Artist: AUTOSAVE STUDIO

Location: Darunbannalai Children’s Library

A Norse legend involving the northern lights, or aurora borealis, tell of warriors who sacrificed their lives to fight for their nation. Since traveling to Europe now poses some difficulty, why not revel in the strength of these fighters or see the beauty of these glowing lights in the heart of Bangkok instead.

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AUTORORA
AUTORORA
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11. STRANGER PLAYLIST

Artist: SANISCHAYA & OKTAY

Location: Darunbannalai Children’s Library

Life would be easier if we could hit the rewind button, just like with an old cassette player. Similar to how it can be difficult to appreciate new songs and music, it’s been a struggle to get used to new norms in these difficult times. So why don’t we just go back and enjoy some good old memories.

THE GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE (FLOROMATA)
THE GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE (FLOROMATA)
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12. THE GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE (FLOROMATA)

Artist: H-LAB

Location: Darunbannalai Children’s Library

Curiosity sometimes springs up in our head like flower blossoms in a field. At the Garden of Knowledge, you can grow, bloom and shine on with the lights.

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JOHNNIE WALKER presents JOURNIE
JOHNNIE WALKER presents JOURNIE
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13. JOHNNIE WALKER presents JOURNIE

Artist: YIMSAMER

Location: The Grand Postal Building

Anything could happen—fish swimming in the air, the world turning upside down and the ocean rising over the mountains. Whatever happens in the next 10, 20 or 100 years, all we can do is “Keep Walking”.

THE ILLUMINATION EXPERIMENT1
THE ILLUMINATION EXPERIMENT1
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14. THE ILLUMINATION EXPERIMENT

Artist: PEEM POOLPOL

Location: The Grand Postal Building

Find a way out of the darkness at this room where light and sound combine to create a labyrinthine experience.

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GARDEN ON THE SIXTH FLOOR.
GARDEN ON THE SIXTH FLOOR.
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15. GARDEN ON THE SIXTH FLOOR

Artist: PEAK O' VISUALS

Location: The Grand Postal Building

Huge Chinese lanterns shining bright herald the arrival of good fortune.

SOLAR LAND
SOLAR LAND
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16. SOLAR LAND

Artist: CEA
Location: The Grand Postal Building

There’s so much you may not know about the Sun, so let’s embark on a journey in Solar Land and get yourself enlightened by the dazzling, innovative fun that helps you get closer to this hot, bright star.

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SADNESS No.2
SADNESS No.2
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17. SADNESS NO.2

Artist: POL HUI

Location: Bangrak Riverview

Sadness is part of our lives; we can’t shake it off. The best we can do is smile and have fun through our pains or, in this case, swat away virtual statice flowers falling on us like a downpour of heartache.

THE FOREST
THE FOREST
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18. THE FOREST

Artist: TYJ

Location: Bangrak Riverview

Let go of all worries and apprehensions at The Forest, where you can seek comfort in the breathtaking scenes of a virtual woodland.

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IN TO THE BLUE
IN TO THE BLUE
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19. INTO THE BLUE

Artist: TYJ

Location: Warehouse 30

Dive into the deep blue sea where a trove of undiscovered treasure awaits. No one knows what you will find—it’s all up to you and your imagination.

JOHNNIE WALKER presents TAKE A WALK
JOHNNIE WALKER presents TAKE A WALK
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20. JOHNNIE WALKER presents TAKE A WALK

Artist: DON BOY

Location: Warehouse 30

Lose yourself in an ever-changing jungle wherein the concept of beauty never ceases to awe and amaze.

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PATTERN BREAKER
PATTERN BREAKER
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21. PATTERN BREAKER

Artist: THE CONTINUUM

Location: Continuum Warehouse

Photographer Tanatorn Boonma turns the warehouse's whole floor into minimal architecture to depict what Bangkok civilization looks like with the wall mapping technique.

CENSORSHIT
CENSORSHIT
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22. CENSORSHIT

Artist: H-LAB

Location: ATT19

Freedom of speech is elusive these days, but the H-Lab folks are here to help you express what’s in your playful mind through the use of an emoji code—and only you know it means.

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THE TIMIJI JUNGLE
THE TIMIJI JUNGLE
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23. THE TIMIJI JUNGLE

Artist: H-LAB
Location: ATT19

Don’t you get tired to break your own routine yet. It’s fun, it’s inspiring, and it keeps life going on. So if you already feel uninspired to make a wave in your life, let’s go deep into this jungle and find the light to reignite you.

SPRING
SPRING
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24. SPRING

Artist: COTH STUDIO x NATTAPAT

Location: Si Phraya Pier

On the bright side, the pandemic reveals how we can step back, reassess our lives and bounce back, like a hard, long spring.

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DISCO OR NO DISCO
DISCO OR NO DISCO
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25. DISCO OR NO DISCO

Artist: PEEM POOLPOL x JURASSIC.PEW

Location: River City Bangkok

Get your moves ready and dance like no one is watching at this mock-up disco dance floor where bombastic fun lasts for 30 seconds.

CANDIES LAND
CANDIES LAND
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26. CANDIES LAND

Artist: KIMBAB:)

Location: Krung Kasem Pump Station

In some parts of the world, snow signals the arrival of a new year. Traveling to see real snow is almost entirely impossible, but you do have Candies Land where you can soak in a cloud of smoke bubbles.

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Fragments - Cedric Arnold (Awakening 2020)
Fragments - Cedric Arnold (Awakening 2020)
Fragments - Cedric Arnold

27. FRAGMENTS

Artist: CEDRIC ARNOLD

Location: Patina Bangkok

Human consciousness and memories can be difficult to explain, but this photographic illustration of apophenia, the human tendency to seek patterns and connections in random bits of information, tries to make sense of things.

PEBBLES PROJECT
PEBBLES PROJECT
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28. PEBBLES PROJECT

Artist: PUNPITAN X KIMBAB:)

Location: Patina Bangkok

A smattering of multi-colored “pebbles” represents the robust community of Charoenkrung, where people from different religious backgrounds unite as one despite their diversities.

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Raining as Usual - YEAST (Awakening 2020)
Raining as Usual - YEAST (Awakening 2020)
Raining as Usual - YEAST

29. RAINING AS USUAL

Artist: YEAST

Location: Patina Bangkok

Walking blissfully in the rain seems to be a romantic idea that only exists in fiction. This installation is a simulation of the real thing, but you’re kept nice and dry.

SHRINE TUNES
SHRINE TUNES
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30. SHRINE TUNES

Artist: JARVIS

Location: Rong Kuak Shrine

The familiar-looking lanterns that hang in Chinese shrines in Bangkok are recreated in a modern manner. In this installation, they’re equipped with neon lights and sound to underline the boundlessness of art and culture.

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HI & SEEK
HI & SEEK
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31. HI & SEEK

Artist: JIRAYU KOO X KIMBAB:)

Location: Baan Rim Naam

Charoenkrung has gone through numerous developments over the last 100 years, and all these changes have combined to make the area one of the most appealing in the city. The neighborhood’s many moving stories are told through adorable characters that represent the diversity of Charoenkrung.

SUNITY
SUNITY
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32. SUNITY

Artist: NUTIDA x TRWT

Location: Baan Rim Naam

Two artists in different parts of the globe—one in New York and the other in Berlin—collaborate to relate their experiences during quarantine, where fear and anxiety are overcome by gleaming sunlight.

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We Are All Paintbrushes - Tyler James (Awakening 2020)
We Are All Paintbrushes - Tyler James (Awakening 2020)
We Are All Paintbrushes - Tyler James

33. WE ARE ALL PAINTBRUSHES

Artist: TYLER JAMES

Location: Baan Rim Naam

The greatness of technology allows you to experience life as a paintbrush. In this installation, you are art and the artist—and the medium.

DANCING RIVER
DANCING RIVER
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34. DANCING RIVER

Artist: 27JUNE STUDIO

Location: Baan Rim Naam

Maximize all your five senses in this swaying installation, which imitates the movement of the Chao Phraya River.

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Expiration (Awakening 2020)
Expiration (Awakening 2020)
Darkle

35. EXPIRATION

Artist: Darkle

Location: Baan Rim Naam

Amid the chaos brought about by the pandemic, fractured economies, global corruption and political unrest, the fragile but enduring flicker of a candle flame offers both solace and meaning.

CARP TALE
CARP TALE
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36. CARP TALE

Artist: DIGITAL PICNIC

Location: So Heng Tai

A Chinese myth about red koi swimming against the current to the Dragon’s Gate and evolving into a heavenly creature comes to life at the central pool of this legendary Taladnoi mansion.

*Entrance fee (B50)

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DISTORTED
DISTORTED
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37. DISTORTED

Artist: COTH STUDIO x NATTAPAT

Location: Taladnoi

Taladnoi is home to a cast of cute felines wandering around from wall to wall. The artist pays tribute to these cheeky little animals that love to sidle up beside people.

Bangkok Illumination - ICONSIAM
Bangkok Illumination - ICONSIAM
Bangkok Illumination - ICONSIAM

38. BANGKOK ILLUMINATION 2020

Artist: VARIOUS ARTISTS

Location: ICONSIAM

In this collection of installations, artwork by award-winning illustrator and animator Mike Perry breaks down the differences between Thai art and western sensibilities. Also, if you have no idea what Thai Christmas trees look like, this riverside exhibition will enlighten you (pun intended).

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Awakening Bangkok 2020
Awakening Bangkok 2020
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39. LIGHTING FLOATING NIGHT

Artist: EYEDROPPER FILL
Location: Phadung Krung Kasem

Visual art collective illuminates Phadung Krung Kasem Canel with a series inspiring quotes.

*Showcase between 15 December 2020 and 4 January 2021

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