Taking a Trip Into Korakrit Arunanondchai's World

August 12, 2014 8:33 PM

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Taking a Trip Into Korakrit Arunanondchai's World

Arriving at the newly opened exhibition space in Los Angeles called The Mistake Room for the show Korakrit Arunanondchai (In Collaboration with boychild) "Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift the keeps on giving" I was surprised to find the staff working at desks set up at the front entrance. A woman playing the role of "the lady at the door" smiled and directed me to a narrow room with a single video monitor on a wall facing several rows of empty chairs.

The video had a tone that was both soothing and ominous. It began with a voice saying, "I am Korakrit. I once was an artist but now I am an orb." When it ended, a faint glow of flickering light seeped into my sight and I noticed "the lady at the door" standing at an entryway into another room. She b...

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