Jedsada Tangtrakulwong connects three of Thailand Biennale’s locations; Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam (Two Water Canal), Khao Kha Nab Nam’s small bat cave and Noppharat Thara Beach. This work utilises bats as a conductor. Over a period of one hour during twilight, bats fly out of the cave. The pattern of the bats’ movements flying out of the cave at Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam is synchronise with recorded sounds of birds and insects which can be deemed as a natural orchestra. On Noppharat Thara Beach, the sound can be heard on long-tailed boats. The passengers hear the sounds of birds and insects coordinated with the rhythms of the bats’ movements acting as a moveable concert hall. Together with the cave sculpture, the whole experience reflects the edginess of bats’ habitat and the outside world. It also creates the alienated and contradicting experience; the visible versus the invisible, planning versus improvisation, and technology versus nature. ภาษาไทย : คลิกที่นี่
Jedsada TANGTRAKULWONG currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His art practice often focuses on site-specific and he undertakes extensive research before articulating the format and concept.
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