The work of Korakrit Arunanondchai (b. 1986, Bangkok, Thailand) focuses on the transformative potential of storytelling. With each project, the artist expands his cosmos of interconnected stories through expansive video installations, paintings, objects, and performative works. In his videos, he processes experiences in his personal environment just as he does with political events, history, and questions in our crisis-ridden present. Born in Bangkok and working primarily in Bangkok and New York, Arunanondchai often draws upon the cultural contexts in his life as well as spaces with postcolonial trauma. Using essayistic and experimental approaches, the artist works with multiple collaborators to assemble audio and visual materials from various sources. Drawing reference from philosophy and myth, his narratives weave together questions about consciousness, empathy, and community.

Image credit: Photographer Kelvin Boyes