jai arun

ravine

CURRENT ISSUE    ISSUE SIXTEEN    INNARDS    SUBMIT    SOUND



Jai Arun Ravine is an interstitial writer, dancer, performer and filmmaker. They are the author of แล้ว AND THEN ENTWINE: LESSON PLANS, POEMS, KNOTS, THE SPIDERBOI FILES and the creator of TOM/TRANS/THAI, a short film on Thai and Thai American trans-masculinities, which has screened at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Thailand), Sabina Lee Gallery (Los Angeles), CAAMFest 2013 (San Francisco) and My People Film Series (Pittsburgh). All three works are being taught in college courses across the US. A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, they are also a staff writer for Lantern Review. Jai is currently working on a subverted travel guide that interrogates the desire white people have to lose and reinvent themselves in Thailand, and tracks the ways this desire manifests in the tourism industry, popular western media and the western imagination. For images, links to short films, information on upcoming events and Jai's critical framework, visit jaiarunravine.wordpress.com.