Pratchaya Phinthong

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Title

Pratchaya Phinthong

Subject

Description

Pratchaya Phinthong’s methodological process is an intense research period whereby he embeds himself within a community or through working with experts and interloculators. Travelling is a key element of his work. Phinthong presents the piece Untitled (Singapore) (2014), as part of research undertaken during his time on the NTU CCA Singapore Residencies Programme. The work explores the idea of airspace as monitored and ambiguous. The site of the NTU CCA Singapore Residencies studios is also the site of a former military camp built in 1935. Phinthong heard that airspace is a negotiated place of ownership between various nations. Singapore itself sought permission from neighbouring countries to use different airspaces and is home to one of the world’s most active airports. This permission is vital to the ongoing activity of Changi airport. An agreement in 2004 between the respective Singapore and Thai Governments was reached whereby seven used F-16 jet fighters from Singapore were given to the Thai Royal Air force, along with 15 years of military base training in Udon Thani, a north Thailand. Working with artist, Tanatchai Bandasak, Phinthong has been collecting images of these jets during their daily training practice.

Date

20 October – 20 December 2014

Contributor

Coverage

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Short Description

Pratchaya Phinthong’s methodological process is an intense research period whereby he embeds himself within a community or through working with experts and interloculators. Phinthong presents the piece Untitled (Singapore) (2014), as part of research undertaken during his time on the NTU CCA Singapore Residencies Programme.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

9_Pratchaya Phinthong.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Pratchaya Phinthong,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1346.