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CHINABOT : Lafidki (CM), Sabiwa (TH) , Pisitakun (TW)

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We have invited Chinabot back to showcase 3 artists exploring what it means to live, express and experiment in Taipei, Bangkok and Phnom Penh. 

LAFIDKI started Chinabot in order to create a platform to change the dialogue around “Asian” music - artists like him are forging modes of expression that engage with Western and Eastern art without falling trap to orientalism or uncritical assimilation.

LAFIDKI (Chinabot, Cambodia)
“We don’t want to ghettoise ourselves, but sometimes it’s the only way to carve an initial space out for yourself in a landscape where nobody looks like you.” - LAFIDKI, ATTN Magazine

Founder of Chinabot, LAFIDKI is the moniker of Saphy Vong, who has been releasing experimental electronic since 2008. He was born in a refugee camp in Phanat Nikhon (Thailand) to Cambodian refugee parents who fled Pol Pot's regime. 

His global performances have seen him share the stage with the likes of Hype Williams, KXP, Tzusing, James Ferraro, Nightmares on Wax, Molly Nilsson, Andy Stott, Varg, Tropic of Cancer, Laurel Halo, Amnesia Scanner, Faka and James Holden.

BANDCAMP interview: https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/08/14/chinabot-electronic-label-feature/

 https://vimeo.com/213274047 


PISITAKUN (Chinabot, Bangkok)
Pisitakun’s music turns heads in his local Bangkok. But then again, honest art made in Thailand’s current political climate can often not help but draw attention. His work is based on the “political speculation and the external and internal frustrations artists are subject to”. It’s easy to exotify the political situation of a country distant from London, so it’s best we let Pisitakun’s noisey, abrasive but delicate music do the talking.
Quietus interview: http://thequietus.com/articles/24151-pisitakun-kuantalaeng-thailand-noise-artist
Black Country (Live Performance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuj8YIpBsIg 
 

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PISITAKUN (Chinabot, Bangkok)
Pisitakun’s music turns heads in his local Bangkok. But then again, honest art made in Thailand’s current political climate can often not help but draw attention. His work is based on the “political speculation and the external and internal frustrations artists are subject to”. It’s easy to exotify the political situation of a country distant from London, so it’s best we let Pisitakun’s noisey, abrasive but delicate music do the talking.
Quietus interview: http://thequietus.com/articles/24151-pisitakun-kuantalaeng-thailand-noise-artist
 

SABIWA (Chinabot, Taipei)
Sabiwa’s first approach to music was inside an aquarium; she started playing Cello at the age of 12, and has now operates at the intersection of electronic music, field recording and AV performances. Her music balances the anxious energies of modern technology with the serene moments of beauty they can sometimes produce. 

8pm - 11pm

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