Korakrit Arunanondchai/Alex Gvojic, ‘There's a word I'm trying to remember, for a feeling I'm about to have (a distracted path towards extinction)’, 2016-2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

The multidisciplinary works of Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic expand beyond the screen to incorporate complex installations in their presentations. The video centres on two key events: humanity’s future extinction and Korakrit’s brother’s recent wedding. The artists weave intertwining threads that draw comparisons between present circumstances of living and the eventual collapse of humanity’s constructed systems.

The work finds its place in a world defined by new patterns of human migration, cultural
hybridisation, and digitisation that has led to the rapid dissemination of both information
and images through the Internet. These markers of contemporary society manifest themselves
clearly, both thematically and cinematographically in the work – scene changes hover between
post-apocalyptic landscapes and clips akin to home videos and music videos, connecting Korakrit’s imagined future of the planet with his own life events. In this new digital age, even memories can be construed as yet another form of data that can be readily transmitted through a vast cyberspace.

Presented in a detailed installation that seems to extend out from its filmic counterpart, the work further blurs the line between what is presented within the screen and in the space – further conflating the distinctions between real life and simulation.

'There's a word I'm trying to remember, for a feeling I'm about to have (a distracted path towards extinction)' is presented with support from BANGKOK CITY GALLERY

Image rights: Collection of the Artists

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