by Makha Senewong Na Ayuthaya
3/06 — 22/07/2017
For all objects or tools usually found in our everyday lives, we see and recognize them as things with specific usage and meaning according to their real, intentional purposes. Sometimes these objects might be found in a place or situation for which their true purposes are not designed, whether it’s intentional or accidental. Those misplaced objects thus drive us to construct new interpretation and meaning.
The work in this exhibition has been created to induce an irrational state when we encounter certain kinds of situations in our everyday lives. Ordinary objects frequently taken for granted are chosen and adjusted so that their real functions and meanings become surreal and irrational. When people look at these objects, they would question their genuine functions and meanings. Would we still view those ordinary objects, if changed and therefore different from our usual perception, as what they actually are? Perhaps, they would lead us to rationalize and find new meanings to those objects. Our goal is to throw questions at the audience: would we perceive familiar objects differently if they are presented in a truly new form? Sometimes what we see might not be what it is.