Short Circuit – Lunartic Dream and Princess Kaguya

Short Circuit – Lunartic Dream and Princess Kaguya

Event Summary

[Date and Time]1-15 March 2021
Weekdays: 12.00-18.00
Weekends: 19.00-21.00 (Thailand Time)
*Workshops available on 6, 7, 14 March
[Venue]BASE Playhouse at Samyan Mitrtown 2nd Floor zone 24hr
[Ticket]Free admission with reservation
[Language]Thai and English
[Registration]Pre-booking on Google Forms
[Participants]Opening event on 1 March – 30 people
Whole duration – 67 people
6 March Workshop – 42 people
7 March Workshop – 18 people
14 March Workshop – 10 people
[Time-lapse video]

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok and BASE Playhouse with the support from FREAK Lab Thailand and Fablab Hamamatsu / TAKE-SPACE were proudly presenting “Short Circuit – Lunartic Dream and Princess Kaguya” a work-in-progress exhibition aimed to experiment communication and interaction through virtual reality and brain waves. At a time when people were restricted from physical travelling, why not fly out to the moon?! We invited you to explore the exciting digital world, produced by Thai and Japanese artists.

Inspired by the story of Princess Kaguya, Japanese folklore about a beautiful princess from the Moon who was raised on Earth with the beauty that attracted Emperor of Japan. After discovered her celestial origins, she returned to the moon. At Von Karman crater on the dark side of the Moon, the princess was senescence, leaving her memory as regolith remnants, terraforming it into a primordial soup will bring the princess back to life. The participants undertook the Moon ventures and plan the rescue mission with their friends through virtual-reality exploration then modified the land condition using interactive augmented-reality moon sandbox. Finally, printed your memory as a three-dimensional form using brain waves and moon dust. Sample of plant experimentation with lab-grade lunar regolith and Primordial soup displayed at the exhibition.  The exhibition opened on weekdays start from 12.00-18.00 and weekend from 19.00 – 21.00 at Base Playhouse, Samyan Mitrtown 2nd floor zone 24hr.


1. The moon represents my mind:  3D Print memory from brain waves. 

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 19.00 – 20.30 

Nuchanath Na-art, Neuropsychiatry., Somdetchaopraya Institute of Psychiatry
Jutamad Thammatonsiri, Artist, Technologist
Tanis Phongphisantham, Space Engineer
Masato Takemura, Fablab Hamamatsu / TAKE-SPACE

SEEN is a platform that believes every level and form of human abilities is measurable. We help candidates discover their true capabilities by connecting them with the organization using a visible assessment tool to assess hard and soft skills without using traditional CV. “SEEN” your new creative abilities to survive on the Moon by exploring the neuroscience of memory, nervous system, electroencephalography brain waves (EEG) and creating artwork from brain waves.

2. How to survive on any side of The Moon? : Terraforming the Moon 

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 19.00 – 20.30 

Prompt Suatim, Biologist, FREAKLAB Thailand
Thamon Sirikrai, JSTP student

In 2024, Artemis will send humans back to the moon. To colonize the moon, what does a human need to do? A 1.5-hour workshop about exploring the insight, knowledge and technological challenge of the Moon exploration. Discover your skill and help terraform the moon. 

3. Dancing in the (Primordial) Soup: Mix Reality Dance on Moon and Mars Gravity 

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 19.00 – 20.30 

Sufee Yama, Artist (Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality)
Kornkarn Rungsawang, Dancer, Choreographer
Matsumura Tomoki, metaPhorest

Imagining your movement under different gravity while creating mixed reality gravity dance and movement. Learn how microbe maneuver in variety space and condition, movement exercise, DIY AR video creation. 

About Organizers

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok

The Japan Foundation is an institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. To cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue.

BASE Playhouse

BASE Playhouse is a group of young people who believes that the right way of learning will unlock human’s hidden potential. We design the right learning process for youth, colleges, and organizations in the various format, including workshops and innovative learning tools, using instructional design and gamification theory.

About Supporters

FabLab Hamamatsu / TAKE-SPACE

Membership craft workshop that Takemura established in 2012 in Hamamatsu City, Japan. He converted the small shed for farm work to the workshop. Equipped with digital manufacturing equipment such as 3D printer, laser cutter and large CNC router as well as equipment for woodworking and metal processing, people can enjoy manufacturing. Joined the global community laboratory network called FabLab in 2014.

FREAK Lab, Thailand

FREAK Lab or (Futuristic Research on Enigmatic and Aesthetic Knowledge) founded on 2018, an anti-disciplinary research group bringing the scientist and expert from various fields such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Aerospace Engineering, Artist, Sociologist, Economist etc… to conduct research, prototype, bringing the idea imagining about forthcoming future while constructing a series of knowledge that will widely influence the society.

Henry Tan
Takemura Masato

VR Artist:
Sufee Yama

Sound Design:
Masahiko Hasebe

Jutamad Thammatonsiri  (Sandbox & Programming)Tanis Phongphisantham (3D Printing)
Prompt Suatim (Bio Design)
Thamon Sirikrai (Bio Design)

Research and Coordinator:
Kazue Suzuki

Special Thanks:
Puey Ounjai Laboratory Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Ponlawoot Raksat, Tanatchakorn Asawasriworanan, Kanpong Boonthaworn, Sirawaj Itthipuripat, Pornphun Sutthiprapha, Spacezab company,, Goethe-Institut Thailand, MakerStation

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
10th Fl. Serm-Mit Tower, 159 Asoke-Montori Road, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-260-8560~3