Korakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic
No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5
This project is part of a series of diaristic video conversations between the artist and a fictional character, a part drone-camera, part spirit called Chantri. These videos try to represent the plurality and metaphysics of the experience of being human, processing large varieties of information. The last video works with the idea of defining human consciousness as a recognition of one’s own breath and questions whether this consciousness came before the development of Homo Sapiens and will extend into a place where breathing no longer exists. No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5 starts with the idea of bodies “touching” each other through other means than physical contact.
Korakrit Arunanondchai sees his video installations and performances as a site for research and collaboration. He has a number of ongoing collaborators including boychild, Alex Gvojic, and members of his family. His process for a new video often begins with the idea of mutating the words from the title of the previous video: “History,” “Room,” “People.”
Alex Gvojic is an environment designer and cinematographer whose work focuses on creating “hyper-realistic” environments that mix video, lighting, and cinematic tropes to suspend the audience’s disbelief and allow them to sublimely enter a world that feels both familiar and foreign. By transmuting physical spaces, he explores the relationship between seeing and believing.
b. 1986, Bangkok, TH
Lives/works in New York, US & Bangkok, TH
b.1984, Chicago, US
Lives/works in New York, US
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, 3rd floor