2015 | Programs
The designer and project coordinator So Takahaski adapted and created the final logo. It was based on one of the chosen ideas posted on the festival’s Facebook page, and was based on the chinlone ball. Chinlone is a cultural heritage game of Myanmar, and was a very appropriate logo to embrace the festival’s principles of teamwork, cooperation, and community interaction.
INTERACTIVE LOGO | SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT
Project Coordinator | So Takahaski
This was the first festival project, a community-based project using social media to ask for ideas to create the Logo for the festival, “My Yangon My Home” Yangon Art & Heritage Festival 2015. We used social media such as Facebook to interact with local people and create a dialogue, an inner view of what the Logo of the festival should look like. We were interested and open to hear and develop local ideas into a symbol of the festival, one that came from the Yangon people’s own perspective.
Project Coordinators - Pyekin Pyan U Win Ko Chinlone Team | Cho Win Maung | San Lin Tun
Armenian Apostolic Church of St.John the Baptist| 40th Str. | Lower Block
To celebrate the logo and its relation with Chinlone, the festival hosted a Chinlone game within the yard of the Armenian Church, where the gates were opened for people to come in, and share and enjoy Myanmar’s Heritage Chinlone game, as part of this community arts festival.
To celebrate the logo and its relation with Chinlone, the festival hosted a Chinlone game within the yard of the Armenian Church, where the gates were opened for people to come in, and share and enjoy Myanmar’s heritage Chinlone game, as part of this community arts festival.
Pekin Pyan U Win Ko Chinlone Team
U Win Ko
Aung Swe Naing
Tun Nay Lin
Ko Hla Myint
Zaw Naing Oo
CHINLONE GAME | Photograph | Don Wright
Zin Lin Htet
Ko Aye Lwin
Ko San Win
Zaw Win Maung
Ko Kyi Win
Photograph | Zarni | Diana
Public Art Performance | Shwe Bontha Road Lower Block
Organized by the festival curators team and Kyaw Soe Naing
Free Mohinga explored Mohinga (a traditional Myanmar dish) and relational art, bringing into play the audience as an essential part of the artwork as opposed to being an impassive observer.
Free Mohinga was conceptualised on relational art concepts, where the act of inviting, gathering and participating in the event to share the time and eat Mohinga together, creates the artwork. Free Mohinga acted as allegory for social change, and a way to preserve and honour Yangon’s culinary and social customs.
Yangon Photo Festival
Yangon Photo Festival | 4th Winner | Ko Myo
Twenty-two photographs were displayed on the outside fence of the iconic Secretariat building in downtown Yangon. The photographs tell the story of an elephant and his caretaker. They were displayed at the corner of Bo Aung Kyaw Street and Mahabandoola Road, and were seen by the hundreds of people that pass by this heritage building daily.
Past is Present
By Pablo Bartholomew | Myanmar Deitta Gallery
This was an exploratory workshop delving into personal histories of Myanmar. Working with photo collections provided by the participants themselves, the workshop began a process of researching, recording and re-imagining personal histories.
The people and places shown in family albums, holiday snaps and private photo collections each tell different, interwoven histories of Myanmar – parallel narratives that show how a country, its people and its places, exist beyond the recorded and broadcasted official history.