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Bertille Bak


An old apartment building was threatened to be demolished in Din Daeng District, Bangkok. A shopping mall was to be built at the spot occupied by two thousand households. The residents fought against forced relocation for years, a peaceful protest which went unnoticed by the Thai press.

With the help of a conductor, the inhabitants of one apartment building transformed a revolutionary song into a choreography of light. Turning flashlights on and off, the song lights up from their balconies. Bertille Bak recorded the concert in SafeGuard Emergency Light System: a poetic protest against the system, a protest destined to fail.