. a place where magic is retrieved; where being lost means being found and vice-versa .
e x t a n t a t i o n is a space in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai where conversations on art occur from a critical and poetic perspective in the form of events and happenings; where discourse on postcolonial, gender, community issues and their relevance in South & South East Asia is developed as well as a continuation of the Asian + diasporic dialogue in the cultural field.
Focused primarily on the ephemeral, we organize performance events, focused on but not limited to Performance/live art, experimental dance and music. As a collective, out of urgent necessity on both personal and professional levels, we form this platform where the question of artistic knowledge production and the role of the artist in society as well as the art world can be contextualized and discussed. Furthermore members of marginalised communities – whether or not artist – find space here to share their stories and express concerns.
We are a place for the extant, the forgotten, the marginalised, the uncategorised, the invisible, and for the ones in-between.