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FORBIDDEN SEED: A SHIBARI PERFORMANCE BY YADA.KINBAKU AND ANNMANEE SINGHANART



The sold-out shibari performance Forbidden Seed was featured at PoA White Box, Yellow Lane on 25 February 2023 as a part of The Forbidden Marsh project, where different artists were invited to create an original performance piece based on their own interpretations of The Forbidden Marsh installation by Naraphat Sakarthornsap.


Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Pandora's box, the performance encouraged audience members to explore their repressed desires through ritualistic rope bondage routines. The desires represented the secrets waiting to be unleashed into the fertile marsh, where diverse identities can thrive in their true forms.


The Forbidden Seed was the first of a series of shibari performances that took place during the last weekend of The Forbidden Marsh art exhibition. The opening night featured Thai artist Yada.Kinbaku and multi-talented musician Annmanee Singhanart performing on the Japanese Koto.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS:


Yada Kaewburee, also known as Yada.kinbaku, fell in love with the Shibari/Kinbaku art of rope bondage and travelled to Japan to learn techniques from Yoi Yoshida, a renowned rope artist often referred to as 'The Mother of Kinbaku.' Since then, Yada has utilised her skills and experiences to create art that explores the pain, pleasure, and beauty of rope bindings.


Maneerat Singhanart, known as Annmanee, is a sound designer and percussionist who uses spiritual instruments to connect people with themselves and their environment. She focuses on sonically interacting with the existing sounds in her surroundings and has worked both in Thailand and abroad. Her notable performances include Annmanee in G minor, Breathe in Peace (B.I.P), and her latest piece, The Heartbroken Creature.

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