Pitchaya Ngamcharoen is a storyteller, a cook, and an artist. Her work questions the relationship between non-human and human animals through the hierarchy of senses, especially the sense of smells and tastes. Growing up in Thailand where there is a high level of humidity and heat, everyday life smells such as cooking smells, smoke, rotten garbage, or wet street dogs are intensified. Having a chance to live both in East and West, Pitchaya recognizes the differences in olfactory symbolism and appreciation. Her recent research focuses on smell, cleaning, and the history of hygiene in relation to orientation, territory, group formation, and deodorization as methods of colonization.
Learn more about Pitchaya Ngamcharoen's 20 minute presentation Sniffing – Shifting – Sweeping, the act of becoming….Who’s next? for CONSTANT CRAVING ~ PERFORMING UNDER CONDITIONS - DAI's 3 day marathon of lectures and performances at State of Concept in athens, June 2018
Learn more about Pitchaya Ngamcharoen's written MA thesis (DAI, 2018): Common Scents A Social Sense of Smell: Orientation, Territory and the Evidence of Beings
Between 2018 and 2020 Pitchaya often returned to DAI as a much loved chef de cuisine.