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Wandering at the Edge of the Wonderland

Artist: Chong Boon Pok
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Wandering at the Edge of the Wonderland is inspired by jetties commonly found in some of Southeast Asia’s fishing villages. The idea of a jetty suggests an inner and outer connection of a family living in a fishing village. The jetty functions as a bridge connecting the family to the sea by leading from their home to where they dock their fishing boat. The use of recycled timber found in and around the Krabi area denotes the dramatic transformation of its rural landscape, culture, and daily life. It explores memory, social and economic changes and marks the agitation and contradictory experiences due to progress and modernization. Members of the public are invited to walk the maze-shaped jetty as a way to celebrate the traditional while standing at the edge of the newly built wonderland. Walking in the maze is an introspective suggesting exploration.

Exhibitions

The First Thailand Biennale2018 - Edge of the Wonderland | 2018.11.02 - 2019.02.28 | Krabi(Thailand)

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