River City Bangkok Invitation to Opening of “Intersection”

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 29, 2017 (travelindex) – Making the invisible visible is a constant desire of human race and appetite of creations and innovations. The invention of X-ray imaging enabled us to see inside our bodies. The invention of thermal infrared imaging enabled us to depict heat.

By capturing and analysing the vision of images which are produced by our brain in the pitch dark room, “What does it look like?”, the project “Intersection” was initiated by recent CommDe*** alumni, artist Pun Pitanpitayarat’s experiment of solitary confinement in which isolate ourselves in a pitch black, soundproofed room. Pitanpitayarat had spent twenty four hours inside the cell to experience and indulge in the silence and darkness, stepping into another state of the mind where the boundary between reality and dream are overlapped.

An Interactive Art Installation by Pun Pitanpitayarat
Curated by Eiji Sumi
Exhibition Date: Oct 3, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
Vernissage: Tuesday, 3 October, 4 -9 pm
Artist and Curator talk: 4:30-5:30 pm
Opening reception: 6-9 pm

“Intersection” is a simulation of artist’s contemplation and introspection in the beauty of hallucinated vision which he had encountered in this solitary confinement and his attempt to visualise the phenomenon called “Closed eye visualisation” which brain produce in this dark environment, exploring method using interactive media, programmed laser light and sound through the space.

Curated by Eiji Sumi (Artist and Lecturer from CommDe), Pitanpitayarat’s work “Intersection” will bring audiences in Bangkok immersive experiences and submerged sensations. River City Bangkok is proud to join hands with CommDe, Chulalongkorn University, to encourage people to engage in creative invention of the future.

***CommDe (International Communication Design Programme, Industrial Design Department, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University)

Pun Pitanpitayarat Biography
Born in 1995 in Bangkok, Thailand, Pun Pitanpitayarat is a new media artist and designer who recently graduated from CommDe, International Communication Design Program at Chulalongkorn University. Currently, he works as a multimedia designer at Eyedropper Fill Co., LTD, and has extensive experiences in creating various installations for music video, event, concert, display design and more.

His work, which focuses on combination of technology and materials, not only explores screen based media, but also expands various forms of installation which stimulate the senses, supported by highly sophisticated visual design and computer languages. The movement of light, motion, generative visuals and sound creates immersive experiences through interactive art.

Pitanpitayarat has held several exhibitions in Bangkok. He also won Bronze Award at Bangkok Illumination 2015. His exhibition includes CommDe creative walk 2017 / Commde, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, 111 forms of the next 11 years 2017 / Commde Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, ProductMe 2015 / Speedy Grandchild Bangkok, and Obsessive space 2014 / CEO books.

Eiji Sumi Biography
Born in Tokyo in 1970, Eiji Sumi was a graduate of Rikkyo University in Tokyo. Sumi moved to New York in 1994 where he pursued his career in art and design. Sumi’s mix media approach explore research in materials, contextualizing digital media, lighting into various form and ideas. Using combined method in various experience art installation, variety of experiments in environment probing the relationship between art and science, he is also keen on urban landscapes that create both analogue and digital art works with urban environment and issues.

Sumi worked in New York as an artist and was commissioned by various clients in the design industry. During his time in New York, Sumi gained attention with his projects ranging from mixed-media and light installations to painting and drawing. He has held numerous international exhibitions including the Art Festivals and has been curated by Eric Shiner, Helen Homan Wu, Brian Curtin, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Keiichi Miyagawa, Lyno Vuth, Ni-kun, among others. Sumi was also shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Award 2016 in Hong Kong.

Sumi moved to Bangkok in 2012. Currently, he is a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University’s International Communication Design Program (CommDe), part of the university’s Faculty of Architecture. So far, he has been producing numerous exhibitions within Asian region and elsewhere.

An Interactive Art Installation by Pun Pitanpitayarat
Curated by Eiji Sumi
Exhibition Date: Oct 3, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
Vernissage: Tuesday, 3 October, 4 -9 pm
Artist and Curator talk: 4:30-5:30 pm
Opening reception: 6-9 pm

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