Trouble in Paradise, 2017, 13 mins, Single-Channel, HD, 16:9, Stereo, Colour
All images courtesy of the artist
Trouble in Paradise contemplates the oneiric landscape evolving around the trance-like tableaux vivant and hypnagogic vision that echoes perceptible images of Thailand from the late 2016 to the present. The work is structured around a five-part narration, “Summer,” “A Ball,” “Paradise,” “Earth” and “Earth Again,” that simulates the narrator’s memory feedback, déjà vu and hallucinatory state of mind on the journey to the afterlife.
Taiki Sakpisit is a filmmaker and moving image artist working in Bangkok. His works explore the underlying tensions and conflicts, and the sense of anticipation in contemporary Thailand, through precise and sensorially overwhelming audio-visual assemblage using a wide range of sounds and images.
His films produce heightened and uneasy modes of spectatorship that often relate to the tumultuous socio-political climate in Thailand. Taiki’s moving images and experimental shorts have been presented at numerous exhibitions and film festivals, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Images Festival, Yebisu International Festival for Art, Les Rencontres Internationales, Dallas Contemporary and Kunstverein Gottingen.