“A View Thought The Red Window” on the cutting edge of the
“ A Critical
Time of The World Civilization"
Collaboration Contemporary Art /Media Arts:
“A View Thought The Red Window”
on the cutting edge of the 21st
“ A Critical Time of The World Civilization"
My aim is to investigate the possibilities of conceptual visual language
and to develop Collaborative New Art as part of Contemporary
Art/Contemporary Global Social Structure and part of the Technological
Civilization we live in today. Especially, how can Contemporary Art
enhance distribution of information, profound universality in the nature
of man and cross-cultural artistic and critical collaborations. The
meaning of the possibilities to enrich Contemporary Art may also come into
question. Main questions are: are sensations-reactions concerning
Contemporary Art still meaningful today?; How can conceptual contemporary
artistic ideas and processes solve global problems?; and can conceptual
contemporary art reveal corrupted social values in capital cities and
create a bridge between present and future generations?
series of “Untitled1996”
The "Untitled1996” has been developed into three dimensional
works depicting living space in an expanse of emptiness comprising light,
sound, and colors, all of which are closely connected with time, infinite
time. One can hardly fathom the intrinsic value of any particular object
; with time, it has lost the value and therefore has little by little
declined or changed in terms of colors, dimensions as well as the overall
appearance. The shape and form are hardly recognizable, as witnessed and
experienced by Claude Monet, who has the eye for different phases of each
object. In his eyes, physical appearance is beyond the scope of an
average human being's sight.
From the 17th century to the present, human society has viewed
all that surround it in a purely scientific way. Come to think of it,
science is not able to yield all answers or solutions to our satisfaction.
Architecture as presented in living space reveals that, in reality, what
man calls "object" is merely the fusion of molecules, a form of energy.
Our world is in fact 2 separate worlds ; one is the world of substance,
the other the world of energy, formed by earth, water, wind and fire.
fifth element of the world of energy is the absolute emptiness.
Heat, light, and electricity are examples of instability of energy.
The separation of each type of energy reveals a mere combination of
different substances. An intellectual point of view labels any
object as a worthless deterioration. Man once thought of Greek
civilization as the peak of human culture but one day it became known to
man that what he saw as a solid, geometrical structure died down in
deconstruction. Similarly, the modern day concept of "light" can be
compared to enlightenment while an object represents darkness.
What is expected of the 21st century onward is bringing human along the
path towards genuine, infinite "light" "Living space" largely deals
with dimension in space and silence. Time is the core element of
spiritual existence. In between the world of dimensions and the
world of silence stands man, whose attempt has been put in the link of the
two worlds. In the process, man relies on his subconscious, treated
as "true perception." The outside element is the atmosphere --
the intersection of time and space. While one imagines looking back
into the past, the existence of space has halted and while we are standing
at the intersection of time and space, we are in the present existence.
| Copyright 1996 by Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Bangkok, Thailand | Selected
work and curated by Toyo Ito (Japanese Architecture) | Support by The
The installation series of “Utopia1997”
(Theme concept from Untitled)
developed from the installation series "Untitled 1996"that was part of the
exhibition "Tomorrow where shall we live?" organize by the Japanese
architect "Toyo Ito". The original concept derive from photomontage
experimented with computer which has expanded into three-dimensional work
composed with architectural strurcture, electronic lighting control, and
sound effects all of which depict living space connected with time.
the world comprises of uncertainties and ambiguities. Science and
civilization are not able to yield all answers or solutions to our
satisfaction. At times, knowledge may comprise of power with impact that
are beyond individual's intuition and intellect. Often advancement in
science have challenged moral codes and ethics as well as faith and
religion. When science and technology are utilized in approciate. They
being harm and threat to humanity.
contradictory side of utopia is full of pessimism. Man's quest to conquer
distant galaxies, endless search for territories and colonies reflect his
inner instinct for power, aggrandizement, and control. The imbalance of
power between those who control and those under control has contributed to
disorder and dilemma.
In the era of confusion and distortion values of aesthetics
and common sense have been greatly tranfromed. At the end of the century
we are facing the crisis of world civilization.
| Copyright 1997 by Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Bangkok, Thailand | Curated by
Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, Art Center, Chulalongkorn University
The work has been accept to shows in :
Tomorrow Where Shall We Live?,
Faculty of Architecture,
Selected artwork proposal project
and curated by Mr. Toyo Ito ( Japanese Architecture),
Support by The
Center of Academic Resources,
Curated by Dr. Apinan Poshyananda,
OPEN’999 2nd International
Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations,
"II^ esposizione internazionale di sculture e
installazioni Lido di Venezia”,
Curated by Mr. Paolo De Grandis and Mr. Pierre Restary,
Organized by: The Arte Communications,
Supported by: The Assessor of Culture of
Curated by Diane Gromala ,
and the Committee of Siggraph 2000 :
Andrew Glassner; Microsoft Research
Diane Gromala; Georgia Tech
Marla Schweppe; Rochester Institute of Technology
Art Galleries, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
Florence Biennale 2001,
Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea di
Curate by Prof. John T.Spike and Prof. Piero
Dr. Veronica Birke; Prof. Ortega Coca Teresa;
Dr. Stefano Francolini, David Rubin and
Dr. Marty Roca, Fortezza da Basso,
Copyright 2002 by
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Bangkok, Thailand