Video Art Program[The 28th Program] Sutthirat Supaparinya

Shooting Stars, 2010, HD, color, sound, 9 min.

Countless glimmering lights stream down the screen, accompanied from time to time by echoing metallic sounds. When viewers learn that this beautiful, enchanting work was inspired by the repeated clashes between protesters and the military in Thailand in 2010, the impression they receive will surely be an entirely different one. In Shooting Stars, Sutthirat Supaparinya demonstrates the characteristic of the medium of film, or how it can transform reality into something entirely different. When we are faced with a beautiful film that is dissociated from reality, we are led to ask ourselves what we truly ought to believe.

Sutthirat Supaparinya:
Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1973, lives and works in Chiang Mai. BFA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University and Postgraduate degree in Media Arts from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany. Awarded a fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2011 to conduct visual arts research as an Artist in Residence of the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. Exhibits internationally, including the 4th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in 2012.