Decode: narrative identities, 2013,10 minutes. A film by Kata Sangkhae Cinematographer: Somporn Taramaha Editor: Somporn Taramaha Story: Kata Sangkhae Original scores: Moby Gratis Theme song " Who am I": Kamol Tanasol English subtitles: Chatchadawan Keawtapaya Location: Port Sea Life Saving Club, Sunbury, Melbourne CBD Special Thanks: Anathipat Able, Patrick Storey ,Wanwisa S, RMIT AV Loans, Ceri Hann
Thai Thai My work is an attempted to search the meaning of Identities. I was born and raised as Thai. Therefore, I think likewise bound by Thai ideology. Not too long ago, I was beginning to wonder, “What is exactly Thai’s Identity” “Are they some key components that defined us to become Thais?” This quest becomes more significant when I began my research from new experiences outside my place of origin. It allows me to see differences in order clarify my Thai’s identity.
Urban “I found emptiness while I was walking in a crowned city, no one knows me via versa I don’t know anyone.” In a differ surroundings, among strangers, I was nonetheless different from those objects that was dropped on the streets, partials of something, pieces of photographs or someone left over activities. It was a resulted of an unknown journey from a nameless author.
Self “Who am I?” It probably sounds crazy to loudly ask yourself this question? And again another following awkward question “Who is I?” I play some parts, some roles according to several contexts. I’m an artist, a man, a teacher, a student. Also I’m a man who is communicating with you at this moment.
Existence “Things that we forgot didn’t mean that we didn’t remember. Also it didn’t mean that it wasn’t there.” I begin to interest in ideas and cultures that shape us to become something or probably someone. It started with the origin of one existence. We start the same, as a human being but at a different time and space. We forgot those first few years of childhoods. Anyhow, I do know that our capacity of seeing the world, as a child didn’t disappear as we thought it was. It always has been passed on from one generation to another.
Nation I was born after we draw a line of the Thai nation. I stood up twice a day (8 am in the morning and 6 pm in the evening) for our national anthem. I am singing this song for all Thais. Furthermore, I would like to invite you to sing along and join me sending Morse code of Thailand National Anthem to all nations.
Some (people) asked me “what did you think about this city and was there any difference from where you came from?” My answer was “here I saw life, enjoyment and happiness, there where I came from was quite colorful. Because, I was a stranger, I came from somewhere else. When I work, I work from my own experience in life. So I found emptiness here. This feeling was a doorstep to begin my interested in new surroundings.
A film credits
A film by Kata Sangkhae Cinematographer: Somporn Taramaha Editor: Somporn Taramaha Story: Kata Sangkhae Original scores: Moby Gratis Theme song “ Who am I” : Kamol Tanasol English subtitles: Chatchadawan Keawtapaya Location: Port Sea Life Saving Club, Sunbury, Melbourne CBD Special Thanks: Anathipat Able, Patrick Storey ,Wanwisa S, RMIT AV Loans, Ceri Hann