Ravisara is a multi-channel video installation exploring stories and strategies of postcolonial resistance among Thai female immigrants in Germany. Choreographed, performed, and filmed as a means of both translation and to protect individual identities, six women’s stories are presented as part of the installation. Rungjang’s practice is invested in how historical narratives, symbols, and memories are intertwined, addressing ways that specific social, economic, and political transformations affect individuals’ lives. His work is characterized by how it deftly revisits little-known connections that link different political events and overlaps narratives across time, place, and language.

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art, co-presented with Harbourfront Centre, and made possible with generous support from DAAD.

Bio

Arin Rungjang (born and lives in Bangkok, Thailand) received his BFA from Silpakorn University, Bangkok and has participated in exchange programs and artist-in-residencies in Berlin, Paris, the Philippines, Taipei, London, Antwerp, and New York City. Rungjang represented his country at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013 and presented work at documenta 14, Kassel, 2017. Rungjang produces site-specific installations and videos to foster various social interactions that are characterized by inclusiveness and open-heartedness, including cooking lessons and communal meals, taking up residence and hosting guests in galleries, and working with marginalized populations.

Location

  • Accessibility

    Harbourfront Centre

    Accessible entrance and washrooms
    Accessible ramps / elevators
    AODA compliant building
    Hearing devices available
    Accessible parking

  • Getting There

    Harbourfront Centre

    By Public Transportation:

    • By Streetcar: 509 Harbourfront streetcars run between Union and Exhibition. 510 Spadina streetcars run between Spadina and Union. Exit your streetcar at the Harbourfront Centre stop. TTC Trip Planner
    • By Subway: Head southbound on the Yonge-University Line to Union Station

     

    By Car:

    • Motorists exiting from the new off-ramp MAY make a right turn and travel south on Lower Simcoe Street. (Check out this City of Toronto video on YouTube.)
    • There is NO TURN on Lake Shore Boulevard for travel south on Lower Simcoe Street.
    • Motorists travelling WESTBOUND on Queens Quay West MAYmake a left turn at Lower Simcoe Street into our site. Please note the advance left turn signal light.
    • Motorists travelling EASTBOUND on Queens Quay West MAY NOT make a right turn into our site.

     

    Parking: Underground parking is available on-site at 235 Queens Quay West, or above-ground one block west at Rees Street and Queens Quay West. Parking Information

    By Bike: Ride the Martin Goodman Trail or take any street between Bathurst and Parliament traveling south to Queens Quay West and bike along the water for the most scenic route. Bike parking is available.

    By Foot: Head South down York Street from Union Station. Take a right on Queens Quay West for about two minutes and Harbourfront Centre will be on your left at 235 Queens Quay West. Additionally, The PATH provides a direct route south to Queens Quay West.

    By Boat: Visiting Harbourfront Centre by boat during the summer is easy! All docking areas can be accessed through either the western or eastern channel. Upon entry into the Toronto Inner Harbour, head for the north shore. Please call on VHF channel 68 or phone 416-203-1212 for further details and reservation information. Marine Section

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