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KAMPUS FESTARI MIKKELI POLYTECHNIC

 

Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand)
The installation series of untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams) Haukivuori 2006

Project: The Installation series of Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams ...)

Artist Statement:
Dreams are easily influenced by factors in our life and spirit, and these influences create "categories" that are almost infinite.
We do broadly categorize them in terms like "sex, prophetic, standard, physical and nightmare.
Dreams are a communication of body, mind and spirit in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being.
Our brains are in constant activity. Different states of consciousness (like awake, asleep, alert, drowsy, excited, bored, concentrating or daydreaming) cause different brain wave activity.
Our conscious mind, or the part we think with, our "window" into life, only takes up a very small portion of our brain activity.
My main concern within this project is exploring our mind, unconscious and interpretation levels of dreams as well as the possibility to understand psychic intuition.
The specifics of the realization of dreams emotions, thoughts, imagination, sex drive actions and interactions of a dreamer raises the question of the viewer and that simultaneity that makes our mind and spirit work together with our brain to be understood.
The video art project works focuses on the mechanisms of perception and dreams, the private world of the world of fantasy and unconscious, the conditions underlying the system by which mind and spirit operates.
At the same time, the (in)-visibility of the structure ignites a confusion on the viewers' perception of the work and of the space where it is placed, thus provoking and ambiguous relationship between the object, its function and its appearance, unlock a mysterious force field on the border of the truth and lie, that is able to create unexpected angles of approach which in turn force the viewer to take up a new position in the observation of the surrounding world.
"Wishes, Lies and Dreams" was created to explore intimacy and emotional resonance with the viewer with combines artistic and fantasy to explores experience of remembering ; questioning the fantastic adventure of nature, recognizing disquieting patterns, facing emerging memories, understanding the nature.
Segments are combined with blurring images and vague to create and impression of subconscious memory and dreams. “Wishes, Lies and Dreams” is a series of experimental video art depicting the world of "Unconscious"

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