2016, Video installation: Dual-channel video (19 minutes and 2 minutes), Full HD , Channel 1, 1920×1080/ 16:9 and Channel 2, 1444×1080/ 4:3, sound, color, dimension vary with each installation.
Commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, 2016. Curated by Sam I-Shan. Supported by The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the Wellington City Council. Photo & Courtesy Sutthirat Supaparinya.
Do you feel the energy is everywhere? Do we harness one energy to effect to another energy? From tiny portion to enormous portion, from invisible to tangible, from nothing change to radical change.
Where The Wild Things Are features landscape of the Wellington city including the fastest wind area that well-known as Formula One site “Makara”. It captured the visual movement of the wind and sync to electromagnetic sound recorded from the use of electricity and radio waves. The soft movement of the wind scene is matched with the electromagnetic sound of low-power electrical devices. And the faster wind motion scene is matched with the electromagnetic sound of more electrically powered devices. The wind is one source of energy which is everywhere. The more windy, the more energy we can feel. The work weaves the energy of wind and its electrical signal as one.
“Where the Wild Things Are” is the title of a famous picture book by Maurice Sendak that was banned in the U.S. The work reflects some questions I have about “renewable or green energy”: is it our hero or is it another devil that damages large tracts of a landscape?