Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, ‘The Treachery of the Moon’, 2012, DCA Bangkok

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s oeuvre is based on articulations of loss and the transposition between differing realms, most often those of life and death. Derived from experiences of personal loss, her often complex and provocative imagery challenges the tolerance and ethical position of viewers. Rasdjarmrearnsook’s Treachery of the Moon is a social commentary on recent political unrest in Bangkok. She performed by sitting on a futon with some of her pet dogs watching television. At first glance, the programme appears to be a soap opera but soon, other images start appearing: burning
buildings, hoards of policemen and, protesters being bludgeoned.

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