Artist profile

Sutthirat Supaparinya

Sutthirat Supaparinaya

About Sutthirat Supaparinya

Working across media, Sutthirat Supaparinya (Som)’s artistic practice questions and interprets public information with a focus on the impact of human activities on other humans and the landscape. In When Need Moves The Earth, Som is witness at two sites used to generate electricity in Thailand: an active coalmine and dam site. In the artist’s words, “I am a consumer of electricity, so it is my duty to know how it is produced and the impact that has on the environment.” Her three-channel video combines documentary, archival and aerial footage, allowing us to witness with her the impact of large-scale construction in sensitive geological environments, and to consider alternatives.

Sutthirat Supaparinya (Som)
Born 1973, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lives and works, Chiang Mai, Thailand

When Need Moves The Earth, 2014
Synchronized three-channel HD video
20 minutes 25 seconds, colour, sound
Thai language with English subtitles

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Sutthirat Supaparinya - exhibition walk-through

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