'variations on a theme' variations on a theme
'pattern study' pattern study
'irreality' irreality
'irregular atmospheric motion' irregular atmospheric motion
'ephemeral' fluid variations
'bordun chorus' bordun chorus
'fluid variations' fluid variations
'harmonic environment' harmonic environment
'temporality' temporality
'green meadow' green meadow
'multitudinous entity' multitudinous entity
'which is
without being'
which is without being
'primordial' primordial
'clouds rising
from the mist
of time'
clouds rising from the mist of time
'iridescent self' iridescent self
'shifting view' shifting view
'toxic waste' toxic waste
'burning butterflies' burning butterflies
'lament' lament
'exercise in visual notation' exercise in visual notation
'screen test #2' screen test #2
'nothing' nothing
'silent cry' silent cry
'suppressed anger'   suppressed angerger
'out of reach'   out of reach

out of reach

5.00 min loop
quadraphonic sound and video installation


This sound and video installation was made for an exhibition in association with amnesty international, to promote human rights in Thailand. It is based on the interpretation of the symbol of amnesty international, the candle surrounded by barbed wire.

It consists of two parts. On the inside, the candle, or the fountain of life, symbolizing the ideal beauty and happiness. The right of every human to live a life without fear or pain, to a good standards of living and the freedom of thought and expression.

‘Out of reach’ installation photo from Nine to the Power of Nine

From an external perspective, the spectator is placed in the position of those people, who are denied these basic human rights. The position of people grinded by the machinery of our modern malfunctioning world. People we walk past in our every day life, but take no notice of, people we here of in the media, which we are terrified and shocked by for a while but then quickly discard. People whose horror we will never even see.

Dividing these two aspects is the fence. An impenetrable boundary denying us access; the endless borders and defense mechanisms surrounding us, refusing us the right of passage.

‘Out of reach’ installation photo from Nine to the Power of Nine


Installation at ‘Nine to the Power of Nine’, 2003 (height 293 cm, base Ø 160 cm, projection surface Ø 60 cm, fence Ø 200 cm, height 200 cm) Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

‘Out of reach’ installation photo from Nine to the Power of Nine


4.48 min film of the installation ‘Out of reach’ at ‘Nine to the Power of Nine’, 2003, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand