Curio Curio
Bangkok, Thailand

Research, Mixed Media

Fabric, Threads, Styroform

Be a Curio, to find Curio. Rushing to pray to The Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, or gazing at the mystery, the poetry written in ancient Thai alphabets. Discover the beauty of unknown, rule, rhyme, the sound and the repetition then translate the meaning in artistic language. 

With the explanation from the local, the curiosity begins to thrive. The poem indicates the rules of rhymes by using circles and connected lines as restrictions. In detail, the poem focuses on repetition and rhymes, it does not have meaning but create the system. By following the system, the alphabets can be replaced by following the repetition and the rhymes, which creates beautiful sound.

To know the unknown with curiosity, even without knowing all alphabets. The beauty of unknown is found, everyday surrounding is appreciated, the related notion is intrigued and to be a curio to find curio is reminded.

Developed during Architecture Association Visiting School Bangkok.

In 10 days workshop, we were asked to have open curiosity when visiting each
site. Then had to come up with project brief and interpreted with local mediums.  Experience in Bangkok also intrigued me to be an observer whereever I go.

©Chen Yu Wang