The first House of Waris Batik Lab was held at the Film on the Rocks Festival in Yao Noi, Thailand. Waris Ahluwalia led a workshop for festival-goers with the local women’s batik group, incorporating his love of beautiful textiles and local craftsmanship The ancient art of decorating cloth using wax and dyeing has been practiced for centuries. Guests were taught the craft of batik, and invited to share their drawings on large pieces of silk. Each guest added an element in wax and then painted their own design. Batikers included Haider Ackerman, Sandro Kopp, Ryan McGinley, Andre Saraiva, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevigny, Simon Fisher Turner, Chomwan Weeraworawit and Christopher Bollen.