Together with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4

Artist: Korakrit Arunanondchai
performance | High-definition video, color, sound | 23:28 | 2017

“Will you find beauty in this sea of data?” asks Korakrit Arunanondchai, speaking in his native Thai, in with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4. The film interweaves autobiographical elements, allusions to current events in Thailand and the United States, and hypnotic postapocalyptic visions. Opening with footage of Arunanondchai’s grandmother, who has dementia, as she touches various objects in her home whose personal significance she can no longer remember, the work segues into a poetic, dreamlike montage structured around a dialogue between the artist and a personal cosmology. This is the fourth episode in a series that investigates the entanglement of spirituality, technology, nature, and memory. Throughout Arunanondchai explores these junctures to question the reliability of shared knowledge, especially in an era characterized by increasing interconnectedness.(Image courtesy the artist; boychild; Clearing, New York and Brussels; and Carlos/Ishikawa, London. Photograph by Alexander Addington-White)


Whitney Biennial 2019 | 2019.05.17 - 2019.09.22 | Whitney Museum of American Art(New York City, NY, United States)