Chulayarnnon Siriphol | Thailand

A visual artist, he completed a baccalaureate degree in Arts with a major in Film and Video from the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok, Thailand, 2008. He works with film, documentary film and experimental video. His work is inspired by personal memories and events from the Thai political crisis. In his visual experimentations, resorting to image and karaoke-style text superimposition, he questions elements of Thai culture such as the political uses of Buddhism, combining satire and reflections on transitoriness. His videos have been shown at festivals and exhibitions such as the 5th  Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in Japan (2014); the Gwangju Museum of Art in South Korea (2014); the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, in Russia (2014); the Sharjah Biennial 11, in the United Arab Emirates (2013); the Inhotim Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013); the International Short Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany (2010); the International Film Festival in Hannover, Germany (2009); the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands (2005 and 2007). Chulayarnnon Siriphol lives and works in Bangkok. 

Myth of Modernity | 2014, video

Halfway between documentary and fiction, the film begins as an inquiry into the impact of modernism in Thai culture, particularly its architecture, and becomes a sci-fi piece where the country’s population is hypnotized by a pyramid-shaped figure of light. Siriphol offers an interesting insight into the power structures that perpetuate themselves throughout history, including through an architecture of power, from an either divine or earthly order.

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