The Thin Line Between Here and There
Fourth Arts Block in cooperation with Thai Artists Alliance is pleased to present
THE THIN LINE BETWEEN HERE AND THERE
By Sarasin Chatvichitkul, Pairoj Pichetmetakul and Udom Surangsophon
The East 4th Street Cultural District, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery
Saturday, September 22, 2012
There is a narrow boundary between inner peace and inner turmoil. Virtue and darkness are conflicting forces within us all and directly influence our minds. It's up to the individual to balance these forces wisely.
In Thailand we often attempt to become closer to inner peace by contemplating in a sacred place, such as a temple. In this installation, The Thin Line Between Here and There, three Thai artists have re-imagined an ordinary construction scaffolding structure as a place of sanctuary in the form of a roadside temple. Using symbolic iconography, the cyclical episodes of celestial peacefulness and the unrest of everyday life are depicted simultaneously here separated by Nāga, a sacred animal who devotes himself as a stairway to heaven. These three elements are common themes in traditional mural painting and sculpture in Thailand's temples.
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