Chulayarnnon Siriphol 100 TIMES REPRODUCTION OF DEMOCRACY screening at BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY on August 9, 2020
Outdoor Screening – 100 Times Reproduction Of Democracy by Chulayarnnon Siriphol
100 TIMES REPRODUCTION OF DEMOCRACY
2019 / sound / color / documentary / 115 min
Sunday August 9, 2020, 17:30 – 21:00 hrs
BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY
BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY is pleased to present 100 Times Reproduction Of Democracy, a documentary by Chulayarnnon Siriphol.
The closing event of Give Us A Little More Time, BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY together with Chulayarnnon Siriphol will host an outdoor screening on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Documented in the overlapping period when Siriphol was making daily newspaper collages for the Give Us A Little More Time project, 100 Times Reproduction Of Democracy parallelly explores and interrogates the notion of democracy ownership in the country, amidst the changing landscape in Thai Politics during the course of 2014–2019.
In 2013, Siriphol was hired to produce an educational short film about osteoarthritis titled A Cock Kills A Child By Pecking On The Mouth Of An Earthen Jar. It was agreed verbally that Siriphol could submit this work to any open call competitions under his own name. However, after winning the Vichitmatra Award from the 17th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, he was accused of violating the film copyright and obliged to give the award certificate to the hired organization. After returning the award certificate, he later gave away 100 copies of the certificate to anyone for free, re-rendered the work multiple times deteriorating video, and distributed it as an edition of 100 artwork, selling each DVD for 100 Baht. All of this happened along with riots and demonstrations, the 13th Coup d’état in Thailand, the missing case of the Khana Ratsadon plaque, and the latest general election.
Taking the reproduction of the artwork and the reproduction of democracy into consideration, for the former, to whom should the ownership go to; the funder, the director, the public audience, or the collector? And for the latter, should it belong to the government, the military, or the citizen?
100 Times Reproduction Of Democracy was selected for screening at 12th Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) for Asian Vision Competition in 2019.
* Give Us A Little More Time exhibition will remain open until 21:00 hrs on the outdoor screening day.