Extended Release, 2020
31 canvases with orbital dust, film shot with iPhone, transferred to 35 mm, color, silence, and seed bombs made of dust and marihuana seeds
Canvases, 70 x 90 cm each
Film, 9:00 min, projected on a screen 2 x 3
Installation dimensions are variable
Upon the invitation of the Silpakorn University Art Center to do an exhibition after its renovation, Pratchaya Phinthong responded by entering in dialogue with the place, its history and its symbols, using the process of renovation itself. The building being a protected monument, no hanging or piercing can be done on its walls. In response to this constraint, the artist was present during construction works in order to film the artisans throughout their process. From this experience, Phinthong produced a video later transferred to film, and captured the dust from the sanding of wood by placing blank canvases in different places in the exhibition halls throughout the renovations. About fifty small spheres, a mixture of dust and marihuana seeds, punctuate the general composition.