Whether it is art or not: Life & Work of Chavalit Soemprungsuk
Belle Promchanya, Piyakorn Chaiverapundech and Pat Laddaphan
The short documentary is a projection of alienated life of contemporary art makers, through a story of an Amsterdam-based Thai artist, Chavalit Soemprungsuk (1939), who has been living in the perpetual in-between worlds for the past 50 years. The film explores personal lifelong dilemmas of Soemprungsuk; of being part of the two cultures, the dedication to the art and the constraint of living in the society, the choice between fame and solitary, and the blurring boundaries between physical and digital realities. Also a book launch WHETHER IT IS ART OR NOT: WORK OF CHAVALIT SOEMPRUNGSUK, designed by Piyakorn Chaiverapundech and Pat Laddaphan.