Som Chai meets my family & friends
I am so excited that Som Chai is now in Oz and has been granted a partner visa.
He's met my family and friends, and even come along to Uni with me.
It is wonderful having him here with me - no more lonely nights or awkward outings on my own!
I can throw my wish list in the fire now because he fulfils all my dreams. I am so proud of him - he is charismatic, generous and kind, and he is also Budhist and a meditator!
I wondered whether there was a difference between art made by a human and art made by a machine? So I made a fan that painted, and I became a painting human fan.
Conclusion: there was no difference.
Just an Ordinary Peasant is based on my uncle’s experience as an inmate at Treblinka extermination camp in 1944. His memoir recounts that while being forced to carry corpses from the gas chambers to an open-air pyre, he was handed a sack which held little children who were still alive. The guard commanded the sack be thrown into the fire. The woman I play in Just an Ordinary Peasant is a hybrid character created from the memoirs of my uncle, my parents and my own research. She sings and dances and also throws a sack of babies into the fire. This piece explores my own biases as well as questions the culpability of ‘ordinary people’ who were accomplices to the atrocities carried out during the Third Reich.
My Perfect Man
My Man in Thailand
The Wedding Speech
Blue Moon: Our wedding Dance
Where it's all happening
Shopping for clothes for Som Chai at Chiang Rai market
Me & Som Chai
Dinner in Burmese market
Driving to Burma with Ong, Gabor and Coby
At the Burmese Border
Passport control, Burma
The Men: Gabor, Ong & Som Chai
Dinner in Chiang Rai
Dining in Doi Saket
Checking out the Art Minimal Gallery, Chiang Mai
Waddyareckon Som, is it a good investment?
Riding to town (Doi Saket)
Some petting before the big day
Time for condoms
We've finally made it
Standing by my Man
Crazy about him
The wedding ceremony
We are a happy family now
I could have danced all night
Finally - the consumation
Off to Chiang Rai
Close to him is where I want to be
Som likes to be at the wheel
Checking in on the building project
The make-up kiss (after a quarrel)
My perfect Man My Perfect Home
Now that I have a Man I am SO Happy