Korakrit Arunanondchai: Konečnost našich písní proti nekonečnosti času a prostoru
Exhibition by Korakrit Arunanondchai entitled The Finiteness of Our Songs Against the Infinity of Time and Space is the first presentation of this Thai multimedia artist’s work in the Czech Republic. In addition, it places his earlier film With History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 4 (2017) into context for the first time with his latest film Songs for Dying (2021). The two video essays share the theme of interplay between life and death, which is treated from a highly personal perspective, also adding a strong historical-political and universal angle. The stories of ghosts and ancestors help us to distinguish the differences between a good and a bad death, and the artist's emotive, macro- and microscopic view of the life reminds us of the dimensions of existence that transcend us – as individuals and as a human society. Arunanondchai encourages us to think about the stories we tell and the songs we listen to. After all, hearing is the longest persisting of our senses that often accompanies us until our very last moment.