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view of the presentation during the KAMPUS FESTARI event September 2006 in MIKPOLI Mikkeli

Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand)

During the Kampus-Festari week in Mikkeli the artistic work of Sarawut Chutiwongpeti  will be a part of the program.
He was in the artist-in-residence program since December 2005 and has made impressions of the area of Saksala.
As one of the professional experts he is creating a  2 special productions:
a. a documentary
b. a video fantasy


next page the presentation

the images  give an impression of the work during the night on NEITVUORI and are not a part of the art work of Sarawut

preparing the video recording on NEITVUORI June 2006

musicians feel the atmosphere of this unique place

  before they start to play

Project: The Installation series of Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams ...)

Artist Statement:
Dreams are easily influenced by factors in our life and spirit, and these influences create "categories" that are almost infinite.
We do broadly categorize them in terms like "sex, prophetic, standard, physical and nightmare.
Dreams are a communication of body, mind and spirit in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being.
Our brains are in constant activity. Different states of consciousness (like awake, asleep, alert, drowsy, excited, bored, concentrating or daydreaming) cause different brain wave activity.
Our conscious mind, or the part we think with, our "window" into life, only takes up a very small portion of our brain activity.
My main concern within this project is exploring our mind, unconscious and interpretation levels of dreams as well as the possibility to understand psychic intuition.
The specifics of the realization of dreams emotions, thoughts, imagination, sex drive actions and interactions of a dreamer raises the question of the viewer and that simultaneity that makes our mind and spirit work together with our brain to be understood.
The video art project works focuses on the mechanisms of perception and dreams, the private world of the world of fantasy and unconscious, the conditions underlying the system by which mind and spirit operates.
At the same time, the (in)-visibility of the structure ignites a confusion on the viewers' perception of the work and of the space where it is placed, thus provoking and ambiguous relationship between the object, its function and its appearance, unlock a mysterious force field on the border of the truth and lie, that is able to create unexpected angles of approach which in turn force the viewer to take up a new position in the observation of the surrounding world.
"Wishes, Lies and Dreams" was created to explore intimacy and emotional resonance with the viewer with combines artistic and fantasy to explores experience of remembering ; questioning the fantastic adventure of nature, recognizing disquieting patterns, facing emerging memories, understanding the nature.
Segments are combined with blurring images and vague to create and impression of subconscious memory and dreams. “Wishes, Lies and Dreams” is a series of experimental video art depicting the world of "Unconscious"

Sarawut Chutiwongpeti feels a relation with the German painter Caspar David Friedrich (1174-1840).
He is one of the German masters of the romantic style in the first part of the 19th century.
This painter shows the landscape in its mystic naturalism, with a preference for the sublime aspects.

caspar david friedrich
walker over the sea and the clouds-1818


On Kerovuori in Haukivuori Anni was in the picture to be a part in the fantasy

In the fields and forests of Virtasalmi a second shooting with Anni takes place

More about the contribution of Sarawut Chutiwongpeti in the EU-project


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