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b. 1975, works and lives in Thailand
Single-channel video
Single-channel video installation, colour, sound
46 minutes 48 seconds
Edition of 3 + 1AP

The film tells of a Thai diplomat known as Prasat Chutin, the last visitor to sign the guest book in Hitler’s bunker in Berlin. Rungjang discovered Chutin in a documentary where they showed a close-up of the last page of Hitler's guestbook. Interestingly, aside from being an ambassador for the Thai king, Rungjang's research revealed that Chutin had another identity: Phra Prasart Phitthayayut, one of the leaders of the 1932 Siamese Revolution. The story is interspersed with an account of Rungjang’s own experiences in Berlin. These accounts are heard in a voice over while the film’s protagonists, two dancers, move around a hotel room overlooking Hitler’s bunker. The work makes no attempt unpick the tangles of history.

As the sequel to "And then there were none (Tomorrow we will become Thailand)" displayed in the Athens exihbition of documenta 14, this video was shown alongside a a brass wooden sculpture that is a replica of part of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, the oil portraits of Prasat and Nao Chutin, a replica of Hitler guestbook last page, and replica of a book authored by Prasat Chutin.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Not Everything Is as It Seems, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 04.16, 2022 -05.08, 2022
246247596248914102516… And then there were none, Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand 12.10, 2017 -01.21, 2018
Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany; Athens, Greece 04.08, 2017 -09.17, 2017

Kadist Art Foundation

Related Works:
And then there were none (Tomorrow we will become Thailand)


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