“PRAY” (Songs for living in a room filled with people with funny names) by Korakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic – BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY



Mar 10 - Apr 24, 2022

Video still: Korakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic, Songs for living, 2021.
Commissioned by Migros Museum and Kunstverein Hamburg with support from FACT Liverpool. Imagecourtesy of the artists.

All images courtesy of BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY

“Fire and heat provide modes of explanation in the most varied domains, because they have been for us the occasion for the unforgettable memories, for simple and decisive personal experiences. Fire is thus a privileged phenomenon which can explain anything. If all that changes slowly may be explained by life, all that changes quickly is explained by fire. Fire is the ultra-living element. It is intimate and it is universal. It lives in our heart. It lives in the sky. It rises from the depths of the substance and offers itself with the warmth of love. Or it can back down into the substance and hide there, latent and pent-up, like hate and vengeance. Among all phenomena, it is really the only one to which there can be so definitely attributed the oozing values of good and evil. It shines in Paradise, It burns in Hell. It is gentleness and torture. It is cookery and it is apocalypse” It is a pleasure for the good child sitting presently by the hearth; yet it punishes any disobedience when the child wishes to play too close to its flames. It is well-being and it is respect. It is a tutelary and terrible divinity, both good and bad, it can contradict itself; thus it is one of the principles of universal explanation”

About the Artists

Korakrit Arunanondchai
A visual artist, filmmaker and storyteller, Korakrit Arunanondchai (b. 1986, Bangkok, TH) employs his versatile practice to tell stories embedded in cultural transplantation and hybridity. Arunanondchai is an avid collaborator who has worked on videos, performances and music together with an extensive list of people. He lives and works in New York and Bangkok.

Alex Gvojic
Alex Gvojic (b. 1984, Chicago, US) is an environment designer and cinematographer. His work focuses on creating “hyper-reality” environments that blend video, lighting, and cinematic tropes to suspend the audience’s disbelief creating worlds that feel both familiar and foreign. He lives and works in New York.


“PRAY” (Songs for living in a room filled with people with funny names)

10.03 - 24.04.2022
会 場
13/3 Sathorn 1 South Sathorn Road Thung Mahamek Bangkok, Thailand 10120
電 話
+6683 087 2725
13:00–18:00 Thursday to Sunday

Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation