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ARIN RUNGJANG 阿林·朗姜
b. 1975, works and lives in Thailand

ARIN RUNGJANG 阿林·朗姜
2018
Multi-channel video
10-channel video
10-channel video, timing variable  | A panel (elephant) 5 minutes | B panel (elephant) 5 minutes 37 seconds | C panel (elephant) 5 minutes 33 seconds | D panel (elephant) 5 minutes | E panel (elephant) 7 minutes 20 seconds | F panel (text) 20 minutes 58 seconds | G panel  (human) 9 minutes 28 seconds | H panel (human) 9 minutes 28 seconds | I panel (human) 9 minutes 28 seconds | J panel (human) 9 minutes 28 seconds
Edition of 3 + 1AP
AR_0927

The work traces back both personal narrative and social history crossing different time periods, cultures, and languages. The artist sheds light on the memories of two people who lived in Myanmar at distinct times, taking references from George Orwell’s famous essay “Shooting an Elephant”, as well as the accounts of Watuze Ali, a man of Bengali descent born in Myanmar. Combining the singing of Islamic prayer surah Yā Sīn and the transcription of a monologue, the work unveils layers of hidden realities from personal memories.

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Installation View

Related Exhibitions:
Arin Rungjang: They Beat Your Father ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 08.03, 2019 -11.30, 2019
The 12th Shanghai Biennale: ​Proregress — Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence Power Station of Art, Shanghai 11.10, 2018 -03.10, 2019



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