aluminum frame, printed tarpaulin
Perfect Beach HD refers to the cliché and dream of a perfect tropical beach as the ultimate exotic place for recreation and vacation. It certainly represents a form of paradise in Western culture. This work is comprised of a set of large prints displaying different tropical beaches and are carried around by two performers in several locations on Railay Beach. Often used as backgrounds on the desktop of computers, the colors of the ultimate beach photographs are extremely saturated and extra palm trees are added in Photoshop. Visitors of the Biennale and tourists are invited to pose and take pictures in front of these prototypical beach pictures while experiencing Krabi’s beautiful beach. The holiday snapshot entrapped in a beach displayed on a beach is self referencing and questions visitors’ perception of what is real in times of monopolized social media norms. Is this really the ultimate beach? ภาษาไทย : คลิกที่นี่
Aram BARTHOLL was born in Bremen, Germany, and currently lives and works in Berlin. His artwork creates an interplay between the internet, culture and reality.