Multimedia Exhibition by Witaya Junma
This set of work mimics the mechanics of a movie projector, but uses textiles as opposed to movie films.
The motion picture is developed using Persistence of Vision technique. The technique uses multiple still images and flashes them through our eyes continually in a short period of time, allowing us to see them as moving pictures.
The artwork uses the same category of Thai textile patterns with symmetric shapes, embroiders them together and sews them into a single piece of fabric. The fabric presents an interwoven pattern comprising various sized patterns and spacings between them. Some parts of the design are newly created, but are based on traditional Thai textile patterns.
The motion picture created using textile patterns can be seen as a storytelling medium. Even though the textile patterns have been designed and created for centuries, they still hold untold stories to be explored today. These stories have lived through time, development of cultures and knowledge in textiles which hold them together on a fabric.
Watching the motion picture is much like watching a movie filmed using embroideries and weavings, with stories told through the patterns and their rhythms. This artwork, therefore, is much like a movie seeking to reveal its stories through revived patterns brought back to life again.