“I have come to realized that for this exhibition, its weight the process is just as much as its final outcome, the photos being selected to exhibit. It is typical that when you deal with objects, they weigh, you need force, and when you use force, you become exhausted and start weighing up the why.” – #NawapolThamrongrattanarit (HEAVY, artist statement)
BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY presents 'HEAVY' by filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, opening on September 30, 2023. Free admission.
HEAVY showcases a staggering collection of over 120 large-scale framed photographs. Meticulously organized into stacks, the expansive installation manifests as a virtual archive given physical form. The selection, drawn from a staggering collection of more than 50,000 images captured over a decade, chronicles everyday sights and moments from his filmmaking process. The selection, drawn from a staggering collection of more than 50,000 images captured over a decade, chronicles everyday sights and moments from his filmmaking process. A significant portion represents personal images, often not intended for print, making their presence all the more insightful. In curating these photos, the filmmaker noticed an emerging trend — a subconscious preference evident in the images he gravitates toward both in creation and appreciation.
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