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PANDORA’S BLOOM: A SHIBARI PERFORMANCE BY TATI LIMATI AND ANNMANEE SINGHANART



On 26 February 2023, Pandora's Bloom was staged at PoA White Box, Yellow Lane as part of The Forbidden Marsh project. The project involved various artists creating unique performance pieces based on their own interpretations of Naraphat Sakarthornsap's installation, The Forbidden Marsh. Pandora's Bloom was the final performance of the series.


The performance drew inspiration from the Greek myth of Pandora's box and aimed to encourage audience members to explore their hidden desires through ritualistic rope bondage routines. The desires symbolized the secrets waiting to be unleashed into the lush marshland, where diverse identities can flourish in their true forms. During the performance, parts of the installation were tied up and connected to the performers, allowing the reeds and the model to move in harmony, accompanied by the enchanting rhythms and melodies of handpans and various percussion instruments.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS:


Tatiana Tereshenko, also known as Tati Limati, is a Ukrainian artist deeply passionate about Shibari rope bondage. She discovered that Shibari is not merely about sexual gratification, but also a path towards healing the soul from her painful past. Seeking to learn from the best, she traveled to Japan to study under top Japanese rope artists Hajime Kinoko and Ren Yagami. With time, Tati has honed her skills and developed her unique bondage style, forging deep connections with her innermost emotions through the art of ropes.


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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