DOW SONG DUANG – The Two Planets Series

DOW SONG DUANG – The Two Planets Series

Production country: 
th
Year: 
2008
Duration: 
17 min
Festival edition: 
2010
Format: 
film/video

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s film picks up on and literalises themes of cultural influence, artistic intent and context. In a number of short vignettes she fixes her camera on a group of Thai farmers who have been sat in front of canonical works of modern European painting like Millet, Van Gogh and Manet. “My lifestyle is surrounded by two different things. One is art which is aimed to be forever, and others, as I moved from the city of Chiang Mai to its suburb, are lives, naturally born, pained and easily demised. I brought the two parts together, Thai farmer and modernist European art. Thai farmers come to works ‘or situations so different from their experience with such good will and good intent.” (Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook)

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