Together with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3-5

Artist: Korakrit Arunanondchai
video | 2-channel synced HD video | 70:00 | 2019

In an age of rapid technological advancement and simultaneous technological obsolescence, Korakrit’s two-channel video examines the unlikely dichotomy between traditional animist beliefs and western digitisation. Drawing from three earlier videos as well as performance footage, the anthology brings together a myriad of themes that have occupied the artist – art history, Asian mythology, extinction and post-humanism – and chronicles the development of his concerns.Together with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3–5 confronts viewers with the necessary recognition of a transitionary and transforming world, and of a presence rooted between unexhumed pasts and uncertain futures. JT Images courtesy of the Artist and BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY, Bangkok; C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels; Carlos/Ishikawa, London


Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan