16 mm film, 2.39 mins, silent
loop 2.39 mins with interval 0.45 mins
Tanatchai Bandasakproduced a 16 mm film that follows the work of a gardener at the National Theatre—a building that was formerly a part of the Front Palace. Viewers watch the gardener’s hands as he purposely cuts the plant seedlings out from the gaps between concrete paving blocks, from one gap to another. The artist sees this act of using the gap in between as a repetitive touch that reflects the constant renewal of surface skin, similar to human skin. Tanatchai thought of sliced ground revealing various geologic layers, allowing us to explore past histories. The structure of an object may itself rarely change, but the surface becomes an integral part of the exploration and the visibility of the historical essence.
Tanatchai Bandasak (b.1984) Tanatchai is interested in the relationship between space-time and our perception of it. His works usually arise from a series of coincidences he finds in his everyday life. Events, acts and objects arouse his curiosity, making him question his experience and leads to “breaking down the event”to discover the relationship and cause of incidents. Through his experience and contemplation, he transforms and passes on these discoveries, through a variety of media, such as moving image, photography, and three-dimensional objects, allowing the realisation of existence.