Main Exhibition

A collaborative exhibition features works of young emerging, the representative artists selected from photographic related programmes of Thailand and international universities. The exhibition itself aims to reflect the diverse ways of seeing, trend of generation, characteristic and aesthetic in photograph- ic practice across the world.

These works of the talented young practitioner artists from Thai and international universities might be mindful to local audiences as well as new arising artist in Thailand. 

 

Managed by : Gun Ketwech

Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai

Participant Universities

Rangsit University, Bangkok

Thammasart University, Bangkok
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology

Ladkrabang, Bangkok
Bangkok University, Bangkok

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Pohchang Academy Of Arts

Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

Umea University, Sweden
Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Hong Kong University, China
Kyungil University, South Korea
Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Manaratha Christian University, Indonesia

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Ataneo de Manila University, Philippine

 

Ahmad Faruq bin Rozali

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore 

TYOM (The Yeard of The Monkey) 

 

Singapore is a multi-racial country and during every festive season, neighbours and shops put up their decorations to celebrate these joyous occasions. In this project, I have photographed decorations prepared for Chinese New Year 2016 by the peo- ple in our neighbourhood. From the ‘over the top’ decorations to the simple ones. 

AHN Jeongjin

Chung-Ang University, South Korea

NoWayOut

 

Upon encountering any photograph, I find myself synchro- nizing my gaze with that of the photographer to share the very fleeting moment captured. It is an experience analo- gous to watching a film shot from the first-person perspec- tive, where the eye of the camera steers me into another world. It feels like I join the photographer in retreating into the world rendered in the photographic image.Yet, it is a one-way flow. My gaze stops at the photo transiently and runs out into another world before it flies off, which seems inevitable for a single 2D medium that simulates the reality too precisely.

I would like to keep the gaze from flying off. To that end, I have placed two photographs here face to face. One represents what my eyes see, whilst the other gazes upon what my eyes cannot reach.The two-way gazes alternately cross each other so that the place and I can look at each other at the same time. For shooting, one flat photograph is set to stand opposite to the other spherical panorama.

This is my second work concerning human visual percep- tion with an obviously loose spatial setting. The places as the subjects in the images become personal, social or n a tural boundary points.The shooting place allows two gazes cross. Such a spatial setting in this work mirrors a border touching two aspects, viz. a mechanical experi- ment ruthlessly treating images and my precarious sen- timent of psychologically being comforted by images. In addition, I have chosen to stand on the borderline lest I answer the questions raised by myself regarding specu- lative needs for photographic art or some unaccountable s e ntimentalism. Still, I believe photographic images should present a sensation of the world in the most familiar form to extend the gaze to a third image itself in addition to the two physical gazes. 

Amnart Sodtichaiarporn

Pohchang Academy of Arts

Karniyom 

 

Kharniyom is about something that people do and it’s popular in generation but if generation changes it will change for new generation 

Arada Kongkiatsin

Rangsit University, Bangkok

21

21 is the identity, my age and also my emotional feeling in that moment. I starts feeling of the experi- ence of being in girls school. It has always made me absorbed and diversion. Feel the emotional state of mine.

Ardil Yalinkilic

Umea Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden

Tears 

 

Good/bad, honesty/falsehood, up/down, left/right, woman/man,... “Western metaphysics is based on system of binary operations, one concept is su- perior or privileged and the second one is inferior or underprivileged”, one is the “original” and the other is different or bad in comparison to the “original”,, but are the oppositions really oppo- sites?  

Auzi Brilliananda

Maranatha Christian University, Indonesia

Lais. Living On a Rope  

 

Lais is a traditional Sundanese art performance which is similar to trapeze acrobat and mystical ritual that origins from Garut regency. This project is document- ing the life of Lais performer and the tradition which almost extinct. The following artwork on the exhibition is part of many pictures taken on the site which in- tended to be arranged in a book. 

Ben Yap

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

As the moon waned to crescent   

 

A quarry is commonly a large deep pit, a by-product of excavation and displacement of raw materials like stone, rock or gravel from the earth. The void that is left behind upon the land is analogous to the after- math of trauma (emotionally or physically) experi- enced by a living person. These “massive scars” are healed and eventually transform into lakes as they are filled with water over time. As the moon waned to crescent is a combination of two series of photo- graphs that explores the quarry site within a land- scape as a metaphorical vessel for the notion of trauma and the healing process that follows. 

Chawin Piriyagagul

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Poem of the night    

 

Express cityscape of dark and silent city. seems like this place were abandoned for a while. The moment that had nobody, had no any sounds,left only the place were remained solitarily among this capital. 

Chiho Kojima

Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan

Relationship    

 

Women are able to get pregnant and it is one of the happiest events they ever experience. However, in fact, the joy of childbirth adjoins the uneasi- ness of it.

My friend recently gave a birth to a baby. I was really happy to see the birth of new life though; she told me that she had a miscarriage before. The news struck me and I realized that there were many stories before the newborn came here. The joyous feeling had changed to something else I could not describe well. There was a life that sent into this world, but at the same time a life that did not come to this world existed. I understood the reality.

With the experience, as a female myself, I was eager to reflect the life. I started meeting with and taking photos of women who had experiences of conceiving. Their stories were filled with variety of experiences such as deliveries, miscarriages, and abortion.

I had faced to the new lives by listening the stories, feeling babies tiny heartbeats, and their cry and laugh through the shooting. Conceiving is a mixture of pleasure and anxiety and is not something obvious.

I am 23 years old and maybe I am not able to fully understand, yet. I assume the goal is to keep practicing.

I believe that this is just the start of my journey to my works. 

Chotitud Jainkiatfu

Rangsit University, Bangkok

Trapped     

 

Beneath the thin crust that could hide the gifted of violence ingrained since I was born.

 

Panutat Ketjareon

FOFA Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Thainess in Everyday Life 101      

 

In Thailand, high school students have to stand still and singing “Thai National Anthem” for 10 minute every morn- ing. The history textbooks contain with one side story and blurry truth. We live in the world that some memories were obscured. and a lot of thing that full of nationalism and it’s hide itself away in our everyday life. so I create this deformed situation story to represent that.

The government trying to grow patriotic feelings on the people and children through education. They want we to think , act , love what they said. But It’s reproduce a lot of mythologies of nationalism and It’s conceal our imagi- nation and creativity. because I belief that we don’t have to be the same , but we have to live with the difference of the other people in society. 

Yosita Lertthanaphok

FOFA Chiang Mai University, Thailand

(C-H-E-A-T)       

 

In this project, i intend to present the stories which are not only from my experience but also my friends. Those inspired me to create photographs. I wish these photos could describe the aspect of “CHEAT”, especial- ly, cheating in Thailand as well as a habits. Public re- alise of those problems in a big scale and attempt to eliminate from society but they all forget about the beginning of worse result, where is it really come from? When? How? and because of whom? 

Piyarat Jeasukon

FOFA Chiang Mai University, Thailand

When they began to swim, they drowned.       

 

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is incurable, can only relieve the behavior. Some schizophrenia patients can not live like a normal persons. Although they desire to live a normal way. So I tried to create this work to present another way of life that is different from what we can see on a daily basis. 

Eka Yuliarti

Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Forget     

 

The Project is about the interpretation on how reality is depicted through the daily activities of beggars and street singers looking through car windows during red traffic light, which is a common situation in Indonesia. The reflection of beggar’s expressions through Car Windows Glasses are very intriguing, their expressions developed layers of curiosities both from the people inside the cars and could also from the side of the beggars. These two activities both initiated the percep- tions and imaginations about the life and reality from both end, that soon fades away and be forgotten when the cars start moving away after the green lights. 

Elizabeth Erica Ratnasari

Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia/Bandung

Puppets of Consumerism     

 

The photography series “Puppets of Consumerism” expresses crit- icism towards the effect of trend that is pervading young people these days. In one second, young people are easily accepting the cultivated trend. Hence, they are losing their fundamentals and their true self. I express this by using women figure because women are usually the ones who are prone to be a target of consumerism. Furthermore, I take varieties of body size to show that they are losing their fundamentals. Reminding the truth that every individual, one to another, has differences, but they tend to have a willingness to be equated. 

Erwin Prasetyo

Maranatha Christian University, Indonesia

The Sacred Tenganan     

 

Tenganan Pegringsingan is a secluded traditional Bali- nese village which is rich in authentic Balinese culture. Tenganan is one of the tourist village is known for still adhere to and maintain the culture in order to pre- serve their cultural heritage. This project is showcasing rich culture and everyday life in Tenganan Village through ethnographic approach. 

Feng Yaqiu

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Unreal    

 

Now we living in an image world, every day there are huge amount photos were produced, it is unprecedentedly easy to get an image in this era. Along with the internet development, people have already entered the ‘image reading era‘, a photograph is more easily accepted than a few lines of text. But text also influ- ence us a lot in many ways, many of our impression was created by both text and photographs. Everyone has more or less of their own inherent knowledge. Sometimes, the inherent knowledge is just like the shadow in Plato’s cave. Through the satellite, we can see every country on the planet, each of us has our own impres- sion of some certain countries or regions, such as middle east is dangerous, Africa is dirty and chaos... But those impressions either from text or images is not truly reliable. In this series of photo- graph, I merged the satellite photographs of different regions in one image to create somewhere does not exist. I realize that the visual differences in many areas are not that great when I was manipulating them, I was controlled by my impression so much. 

HUNG Ching-Yan Fion

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

To Be Used Someday     

 

Over the years, my mother developed a habit of hoarding and explained to me these objects were ‘once useful’ and hoped ‘to be used someday.’ As a daughter, I am always curious and confused, even puzzled. Until one day in 2016, my mother’s idea was realised by me – I rendered these objects to an invaluable work of art of her, of me, and between us.

In ‘To Be Used Someday,’ I stole one hundred objects from my mother’s collection and made the objects useful – by re-purpos- ing them into props in my photography. The work is a dialogue of my mother and I. During the creative process, I negotiate and interpret meanings of these objects, also the meanings of exis- tence, with her.

In the Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2017, I select 10 photographic images and a calendar to present this journey. 

Hyungjo Moon

Chung-Ang University, South Korea Bard College, New York

Unsolved Problem      

 

Assembling manual of the 1:35 scale plastic model car was in- teresting because the manual showed how each part could be consisted of elements and assembled by hands. Reading the assembly manual of the model and trying to make parts into a real object took a lot of time and needed a precise work to assemble the parts into one mass of them. Even though the instruction did not literally ask any creative thinking to make the model which already has parts, manual, and final image which was already taken by the manufacturer. The process of assem- bly was taking too much time and I totally gave up with making 1:35 scale plastic model. After spent a day, I finally fin- ished to make the model but the figure of the car was different from sample product image of the box.

Actually, looking at the photograph brought me similar feeling and outcome whenever I see the car model which I failed to assemble. 

Jason Uri Duniz

Bangkok University, Bangkok

Walls - Town     

 

There will be wall, whether we go but people overlook the beauty of it. 

Dea Ratna Komala

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Typology No.1     

 

A nation’s flag is symbolic of a nation’s pride. How these flags are used gives a glimpse into the life of a country’s citizens. As a foreigner and newcomer, I was interested in the way the flags of Singapore were being used. The constraints of living spaces resulted in a different way of hanging the flags. By exploring the flags, I ended up also exploring the lifestyles and living spaces of Singaporeans. 

Jun, Yeaseul

Kyungil University, South Korea

LUKA     

 

Useless scent, flowing hair, I let them silently into my heart. Keep me beautiful, keep me beautiful

‘You are still fine and good to read.’

It is too obvious that the sun is bright, people sing under the moonlight. Trying to find white pills after you had sunburned.
I wasn’t sad but I cried. I was in your arms.
I looked at the scar on the back of my hand, it was quite happy.

‘Why did the scar change a skin?’

With my hand pretty,
I was sad but I didn’t cry.
We let the thing we love the most away while living. And stay.

Keep beautiful for something during crumbling away in the space. In the end, leave everything behind. 

Kamolchanok Cutchamat

Thammasat University, Bangkok

Asian Floral      

 

Beauty, delicacy and dignity are Asian women’s definition, as beautiful paper flower that never wilt. 

Klara Waara

Umea Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden

Christmas Trees       

 

In the artistic work ”Christmas Trees”, hundreds of images are repeated hundreds of times. The outcome is an organic, yet geometrical pattern, with a shade somewhere between green, orange and beige. The pictures are constructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. An interest in stretching photography as medium becomes clear in how the shape and installation of the print has been used to express an idea. 

Krit Charoensawat

Bangkok University, Bangkok

Less talk       

 

If you dive deeply into the pictures , you will know all about it without anyone to tell you. 

Phanuphong Thepnin

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok

Neon Florae        

 

This project is telling about supposing of virtual beauties. In another word,The florae is vol- unteer of the naturalism. Putting the neon color on the florae is volunteer of humanism. So thiswork is the half-breed between the nature’s beauty and the beauty that made from human. It’s become to the virtual beauty. And this answer the question “What is the real beauty”. Beauty is mixed by the civilization of human and the thing that made by nature itself. This project is showed my emotion by the nature. 

Shinya Matsunaga

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok

Without Remind Me        

 

From the research of photography makes me have a question about the truth that all the photos are just still in 2 dimension, And it can’t break any rule of photography because we can’t see anything in just one dimension, So I try to analysis the form of subject by re-construct the subject. I use photo-editing pro- gram to re-construct the form inside the subject and combine the form of subject for create the new dimension but still in the same subject. 

Naoyuki Murata

Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan

New Fossil         

 

In today’s world, a camera is almost considered as a part of mobiles, and people around the world use them daily. The meaning of pho- tographs in the environment must be lighter than the photographs that had taken by original cameras.

I assume the emphasis of photography has changed from the tool to see after taking to the action of taking. For example, on Insta- gram, people change the original photos by using filters or other app (I call the action the second shooting), and then upload it (the third shooting.) I think this action shows the connection between photography and fossil. In a word, the photography prolongs the life of subjects by taking into the photo such as a plant remains as a fossil even after its death.

The word, “a fossil,” corresponds to the relationship between the reality/fossil of the era from the past that is defiantly not able to see to the present time and the data that is not also able to see but changes to the seeable image on the display.

The photography is the media that could show the time differenc- es between the time of taking and showing, but now, most of us carry cameras every day and the time lag between taking and showing are declining. In the environment, I doubt that the photo- graph should be the media that accepts the conflict between the reality and the data that would be able to see only through devic- es.

From this point of view, I created works to focus on the possibility and relationships between people/ the reality and the data/ not- able-to-see such as people who react to the data that are only workable through devices.

For example, I printed an image using an inkjet printer on a paper that did not absorb inks and fixed with acrylic medium. By the method, I visualized the differences between the printer that prints the image of unseen-on- the-display data and the data itself. This series is my challenge to find the way to see the unseen re- ality surrounding us, and my eagerness to take photos of things that are impossible to communicate in reality. 

Yuriko Takizawa

Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan

Cinderella Machine          

 

The Print Club (The printing seal machine) development in 1995 has greatly changed the state of photography in Japan.The printing seal machine, the so-called PURIKURA, makes taking photographs easier and more familiar than taking action self.It turned into a fun image change. Originally it was a memorial photograph, now it’s time to share on SNS. Also automatic correction is not only beautiful skin and beautiful hair, also bick eyes and leg lengths, etc. become quite familiar things.It is 21 years since the development of this year, the same age as me. I was interested in the girls and the plicula now.

Few years ago Tweet that a foreign male figured that a group photo of a mass production female college student in Japan is “Shimeji Mushroom” on Twitter became a hot topic. Mass produc- tion type female college students are the same hairstyle and same makeup that match the trend.

It says about a female university female college student who is grouping in fashion. As I go to the ideal of wanting to be like this, my personality is lost, and after having undergone a process of equalization in digital it will be the same appearance. In Japan, uniforms in schools and job hunting activities tend to prefer the same as everyone else. This is pretty fashionable Is not it one reason to do? Unlike self-portraits, unlike self-shooting, you can get a passively-fledged image because you are leaving all the process- es in the shoot at 400 yen.

The custom of uploading photos with friends to SNS is also abroad, but in Japan there is a little different way.The most important thing is to take a picture better, that is, to make it full. Everyone applies to the same “cute” template through automatic correction, but personality disappears.

Therefore, by causing an error on the PURIKURA side,We visualized “deviation”. The image that is projected is attractive. But it’s for programming Therefore, it is cute and it must be recognized that it is data to the last.

Portraits in Japanese art history are deformed in many cases accord- ing to their times and trends, and everyone is the same It is drawn with such a face. If a portrait represents that era or land pattern, it can be said that PURIKURA is a portrait photograph of a modern Japanese woman. As of now, the authenticity of the photograph is lost as well

However, there is no need to project the truth anymore. Because it is a photo The concept of the idea is established and it is OK if you can get the ideal image Body. Despite these Japanese desires for approval, transformation desire, collective psychological spirit, SNS and smart phones lacking, such a photographic culture must have never developed. It is humorous and eerie, but there is no individu- ality In a sense opposite to that of Japan it is Japan’s likelihood. PURIKURA will be a photographic machine that will continue to showcase Japanese female images and fashion. 

NG Hon-Hei Terry

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Local Tourist           

 

I was born and live in Hong Kong, while my ancestral home is in Shenzhen, Mainland China. One day in 2015, I became a local tourist in Hong Kong. I traveled to Shenzhen to join a tour organised by a mainland travel agency. It was a one-day tour visiting Hong Kong together with the mainland tourists. To record my journey, I asked the mainland tourists to help take photos of me during the tour.

In the Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2017, I select 7 pho- tographic images to present this journey. 

Patipan Pinyo

Thammasat University, Bangkok

My love when I am 21            

 

The first thing that comes up when I think about love is atmosphere. For me, love is not a single color – it’s black and white. Love makes me feeling overwhelmed and let me drift through mysterious, secure and at- tractive each time 

POON Mei-Yee Leona

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Whole             

 

At the beginning of 2016, I photographed Berlin by taking three rolls of film negative. I had the film negative developed in Hong Kong. What disappointed me was that most of the photographs were coming out ‘corrupted,’ ‘unrecoverable’ and ‘incomplete.’ Nearly half of the photo- graphs were only partially exposed. I started a project of restoring the ruined images by the action of drawing to a completed state. An endless search but an enjoyable journey.

At the beginning of 2016, I photographed Berlin by taking three rolls of film negative. I had the film negative developed in Hong Kong. What disappointed me was that most of the photographs were coming out ‘corrupted,’ ‘unrecoverable’ and ‘incomplete.’ Nearly half of the photo- graphs were only partially exposed. I started a project of restoring the ruined images by the action of drawing to a completed state. An endless search but an enjoyable journey.

In the Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2017, I present a set of 4 mixed-me- dia work. 

Sarah Wang

Parsons School of Design, USA

God              

 

Sarah is interested in people and the communities they repre- sent. In her photography and films, she collaborates with her subjects to tell their stories. She is exploring new ways and mediums through which to tell these stories, working in collab- oration with professionals in various creative fields along the way.

Her current series, “Godlife” depicts re-enactments of pivotal moments in her subject’s grandfather, Clarence 13Xs’ life. She is working closely with his family members and filming the behind the scenes making of the photo series, which documents and tells the story through film. The series explores how the past informs the present in the context of the spaces that Clarence occupied in his lifetime. 

Su Yeon Lim

Kyungil University, South Korea

Blankly               

 

This work started from the observation of being dis- couraged me. I am not entirely convinced but my ego suffers from hatred and lies.

Ironically, I fully understand myself more than anyone else. Blankly, I indulged in this paradox. 

Jesaja Rüschenschmidt

Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany

Common Dreads               

 

As Kevin Kelly (Wired) or Erik Davis (TechGnosis:Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information) see technology just as another form of nature and life unfolding itself and science fiction seems like it’s speeding up towards our present time we witness ourselves in a huge paradox in our way of handling the imminent obstacles we will have to face in the future and the vast hedonistic culture of consumption and apathy both in Eu- rope, Asia, as well as on any other continent regardless of all religions, colours and creeds.

In the attempt to point out the interconnectivity between all kinds of different topics in very different medias and sources the QR-Code takes the idea of photography very literal – guid- ing the observer into another world, from analog to digital, making the picture and the frame just a necessity, a gateway, or probably even less. 

TAN DING WEI

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

For Convenience Sake                

 

We are often drawn to the quickest and most efficient way of doing things in the fast-paced society that we live in today. True enough, when a man-made path is not one of the quickest routes, people tend to veer out of the path and over time, a social trail forms. These little short- cuts often converge, forming a single course; almost like a universal language, one not of words but of a way.

The question now, however, is the effectiveness of these paths that are forged out of convenience. As we journey through life day in and day out, these extensions slowly but surely become part and parcel of our daily life.

These pavements are built to serve the people, with the sole purpose of guiding them towards a certain direction. But imagine if these pathways serve as a guideline in- stead; a mere notion for people to find the fastest way to their destination.

Such trails are vast and diverse; some of them can stretch as long as a street or be as short as one or two steps. Some of these pathways can be quite steep and it would probably be a better judgment to take the proper tracks built, but people still choose to take these roughed out routes because it appears to be the easier way.

It may be their ugliness that draws me to document these pathways that were created as a consequence of human intervention. Or perhaps, it is the human touch that I find in these everyday stills, that the very fact that people of all walks of life choose to walk the same path they create together. 

Tantawan Rattanamalakorn

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Cyber Citizens                

 

At the beginning, “cosplay” or dressing fancy costume is the way to represent my self-identity freely in which characters I want to be. Therefore, the influence of “Technol- ogy and social network” are greatly related to my daily life. In general, we found many characters in social network. So, I choose some of those identity to create 4 characters in this project such as Dummy Citizen, Idol Citizen, Hero Citizen and Gamer citizen by setting characters with easy founded objects then capture as a set of photography called “ Cyber Citizens” , reflects the influence of technology on nowadays society. 

Zhongjia Sun

Parsons School of Design, USA

Common Common                 

 

Zhongjia Sun’s still life images confound the viewer’s expectations. Drawing on the language of ad- vertising and fashion her images provide us with a delightfully humorous take on the still life. Sun’s work is full of unexpected material combinations, representational twists, and quirky object associa- tions that combine to create works that are quite singular. Her novel and inventive approach refresh- es and reframes our notion of what the still life can provide. 

Chawapon Wongchuen

Pohchang Academy of Arts

Alone the louder  

 

Humans on this planet believe that they’re not alone that’s still a fact today. The believe and feeling are amazing story it likes a voice sounding in mind which louder than any sound on earth. Voice from these things grew to be attitudes. It may be strong enough to block the creation of the world by using the voice in my head and my heart is louder than any voice. 

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