Be Takerng Pattanopas, with Treborikki and Preeda Intha, “GAP the Mind,” 2012; Mixed media, light, and sound installation. Commissioned by the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority [URA], for the second edition of the biennial light art festival, ilight Marina Bay, March 2012.
The installation comprised 15 readymade Glods (Buddhist monk ‘umbrella’ shelters), which were complemented by subtle lighting and recorded sound, both activated by passersby and the occasionally gusty winds of Singapore’s Marina Bay. Situated before the heart of the bay—the global financial institutions' skyscrapers looming over the neighboring Marina Bay Financial Centre—GAP the Mind humbly defied an intimidating financial ‘forest’ by providing viewers a starkly alternative respite. In creating such a multi-sensory experience, the installation acted as a platform for viewers to embark on a journey—no matter how fleeting—of quiet self reflection.
[The series of 31 works comprising the larger exhibition were selected from artists and designers from all over the world. “GAP the Mind” was the first and, to date, the only work from Thailand selected for this festival [photo and adapted text by generous permission of the artist; All rights reserved.]
Text by Gregory Galligan excerpted from Thai Art Archives' blog http://www.thaiartarchives.mono.net