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b. 1975, works and lives in Thailand

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

Arin Rungjang traces back both personal narrative and social history crossing different time periods, cultures, and languages. In this video installation, he sheds light on the memories of two people who lived in Myanmar at distinct times. The first, Wahduze Ali, a man of Bengali descent with no citizenship, was born in Myanmar and traded to human traffickers in Thailand. In this work, he performs Surah Ya-Sin from the Noble Quran. The second is British novelist George Orwell (1903-1950) who expressed resistance to colonialism in his famous essay “Shooting an Elephant.” With the inclusion of a culturally specific song sung in a male voice 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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