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Pratchaya Phinthong
  • Pratchaya Phinthong

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    A torn half-title page of the book The Future of the Image by Jacques Rancière

    19.7 x 12.5 cm

    Open editions all signed in pencil on the back


    The half-title page has been torn and separated from its book.
    This rupture resembles a creation of conflict, confrontation of ideas and the question towards language and image.  

    The sentence on the page of this book, for the artist, notably reveals to us the interaction between language and image. The words themselves convey an invisible image - the future image to be seen. When the page is separated and freed from the book, it then creates the way we consider and perceive it as an image, but in another form. We can say here that when something is separated from its original place, it is not about the withdrawal but rather creates a way to reconsider the segregated part, which can exist and has its own meaning and at the same time being able to go back and have a conversation with its origin.

    Apart from the book page, the artist indicates a series of numbers for each piece of work, the numbers show the duration of time used to tear the page out of the book. Time which continuously flows and moves freely has been set and conducted for this action, similar to the weight being transferred onto the space, in order to create the mass and the affirmative. The time recorded in each piece then responds to the space and time that is still moving. Each set of time has its own meaning that constructs the regenerated conception and also gives its uniqueness to each of the pieces, even under the same repeated process.      

    Pratchaya’s work often generates a state which moves us along with his conception and process, to witness the establishment of the idea and seeing the artist as a creator. His work not only terminates our perception of what is in front of us but also carries our thought to something else, allowing us to see the possibility of the art, to define, understand and recognise a similar account but in a different form.    

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