Resort: An exhibition for landscape of rest
Akiq AW, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Jean Luc Vilmouth, Jean-David Caillouet, Karin Phisolyabut, Lim Kok Yoong, Michael Lee, Niti Wattuya, Orawan Arunrak, Preechaya Siripanich, Sanitas Pradittasnee, Santi Lawrachawee, Somboon Hormtientong, Suriya Umpansiriratana, Uten Mahamid, Wolfgang Bellwinkel
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Event Date : 04 October - 24 November 2013
Location: Main Gallery, 8th floor RESORT : An Art Exhibition for Landscape of Rest
In the atmosphere of speeding for life, slowing oneself down or pausing almost counterbalances current stream of the world’s rapidness. The importance of rest is compromised for various needs, to construct a landscape of self existed in the world at large. While human responding rapidly to the external realm, it is evitable to overlook the internal where this landscape offering an alternative self: the outer landscape where human prompt to react crafts out meanings as in one’s eyes, though might not include the more critical landscape recorded through particular perceptions as in one’s head.
Landscape is the worldview that can be compared to witnessing the vast universe where internal and external space existing in parallel: to perceive both spaces requires just a little shifting. In astronomy, ‘parallax’ denotes the change in viewpoint in order to determine distance, perceive depth, and locate the position of things. Worldview that could be shifted is thus crucial here; it is to describe the meaning of rest that goes side by side with living. Shifting viewpoint from outward to inward conducting by the law of slowness and understanding, the parallactic travel which runs freely from a condition of time has paved way for an individual to find his own, to liberate, and to flee, to take a refuge, and to earn understanding in order to protect the fragile and essential sense of self from external threatening conditions.
Space, time, and belonging of self are the definition of ‘Resort’, which is a place that requires another type of travelling. It is the place where the narrations of life elaborated by the expansion of time; the foreignness discovered in the familiarity, the cordial relation between human and nature; the sharing of small realm in the great kingdom of void; the returning to home situating in ourselves; and the dwelling that is not an architecture of a house museum but the place where true living is to be found; all of these are parts of the stories depicting through artworks to broaden the definition of rest beyond physicality. While each of works communicates sentiments and reasons, at the same time providing a space, preparing time, lending the geography of thought, and hinting the landscape of rest awaiting for an individual to discover.
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