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SARAWUT CHUTIWONGPETI

Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams) Video Art Project

ABSTRACT: My main concern within this project is exploring our mind, unconscious and interpretation levels of dreams as well as the possibility to understand psychic intuition. The specifics of the realization of dreams emotions, thoughts, imagination, sex drive actions and interactions of a dreamer raises the question of the viewer and that simultaneity that makes our mind and spirit work together with our brain to be understood.

KEYWORDS: Contemporary Art, Multimedia, Video Installation.

1 INTRODUCTION

"Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams) is an art and visual research project which was launched in Fall 2001 at the Banff Centre For The Arts in Canada. The video installation project "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams) was created and developed from the a video art project entitled "Untitled" (Unconscious) since 1997. The video installation art project focuses on the mechanisms of perception and dreams , the private world of the world of fantasy and unconscious, the conditions underlying the system by which mind and spirit operates. At the same time, the (in)-visibility of the structure ignites a confusion on the viewers' perception of the work and of the space where it is placed, thus provoking and ambiguous relationship between the object, its function and its appearance, unlock a mysterious force field on the border of the truth and lie, that is able to create unexpected angles of approach which in turn force the viewer to take up a new position in the observation of the surrounding world.

"Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams) was created to explore intimacy and emotional resonance with the viewer with combines the artistic and fantastic to explores experience of remembering; questioning the fantastic adventure of nature, recognizing disquieting patterns, facing emerging memories and understanding nature. Segments are combined with blurring images and are vague in order to create an impression of subconscious memory and dreams.

The video art project series of "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams) has been accepted to several exhibitions: 'Next Move: Contemporary Art from Thailand', (curated by Binghui Huangfu, Earl Lu Gallery, supported by Royal Thai Embassy, Singapore & Thai Express, Singapore, 2003); "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams), (curated by Peter Cramer, The Gardeners of PETITE VERSAILLES/The Garden Of The Little Red Hen, supported by Allied Productions Inc.; Gardeners & Friends of LPV; The Trust for Public Land; Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks; Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation and NYC Board of Education, New York, U.S.A. 2003); "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams), (curated by Izabela Pluta, Rocketart Gallery, supported by Australia Council for The Arts, NSW, Australia, 2003); The World Social Forum 2004, "Another world is possible-Let's build it", (curated by Bhupesh Gupta Bhavan, supported by India General Council, Mumbai, India, 2004); "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams II), (curated by Annette Senneby, Art Gellery Mellanrummet, The Royal University College of Fine Arts, supported by the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden); OUTVIDEO, International video-art festival in public spaces, (curated by Arseny Sergeev and Georgy Cyplakov, organized by Nailya Allachverdieva and Anastassia Chichelnickaya, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2004); Beeoff/Splintermind Project, "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams III), (curated by Bjorn Norberg, The video project will broadcast from Stockholm as "Real-Time" to a number of museums: nine regional museums in Sweden, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki; Museet for Samtidskunst; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde; Atelier Nord; The Norrbotten County Museum; The Gävleborg County Museum; The Jönköping County Museum; The Gotland Museum of Art; Blekinge Museum.

The art is distributed via the internet in special co-operation with Telia/Sonera, Splintermind, supported by The European Union and The Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004); "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams IV), (curated by Kristin Bergaust, Art+Communication Festival 2004, RIXC Centre for New Media in Riga, Riga, Latvia, 2004); "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams II), (curated by Yow Siew Kah, The Art Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Singapore, 2005); Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams), Hidden in the Ubergrowth-Sherborne, (curated by Andrew Stooke, Holt Gallery, Sherborne, United Kingdom, 2005); Designing Your Future, Berlinale Talent Campus 2005, 55th Berlin International Film Festival, (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2005); "The Capture of the Temporal: New Works in Photography and Video", (curated by Hank T. Foreman, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, North Carolina, U.S.A); Becoming Uucomfortable, Performance Studies international conference #11, (curated by John Emigh, Katherine Chavez and Ken Prestininzi, supported by Asian Cultural Council, Brown University, Rhode Island, U.S.A. 2005); Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams ), Ninth International Conference on Thai Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, (curated by Arlene B. Neher, supported by Rockefeller Foundation, the Association for Asian Studies and Northern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A, 2005); Biennale Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2005, Imagining the Book II, (curated and organized by Mohamed Abouelnaga, Mostafa el Razzaz and Maestro. Sherif Mohie el Din, Arts Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, 2005); "P. R. D. & Beyond, Dis/Appearing in the Delta", (curate by Andrew Lam, Hong Kong Space Museum, China-Hong Kong, 2005); Words, Images, and the Framing of Social Reality (curated and organized by Nicholas Allanach, The New School Graduate Faculty, New York, U.S.A. 2005); "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams V), (curate by Malin Barth, Hordaland Art Center Bergen, Norway, 2005).

2 EXPOSITION

Dreams are easily influenced by factors in our life and spirit, and these influences create "categories" that are almost infinite. We do broadly categorize them in terms like "sex, prophetic, standard, physical and nightmare.

3 CONCLUSION

Dreams are a communication of body, mind and spirit in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being. Our brains are in constant activity. Different states of consciousness (like awake, asleep, alert, drowsy, excited, bored, concentrating or daydreaming) cause different brain wave activity. Our conscious mind, or the part we think with, our "window" into life, only takes up a very small portion of our brain activity.

REFERENCES

1. You Minnowa, Art on The Net 1998, Beyond Language Barriers-The Age of Streaming Media (Video Art-Steaming Media), Machida-City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo, Japan, September 1998 (Press Release)

2. The 21st, 22nd and 23nd JVC Tokyo Video Festival, International Video for the People Around the World, organized by Victor Company of Japan, Tokyo, Japan 1998, 1999, 2000 (Press Release

3. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, A Lecture by Sarawut Chutiwongpeti on His Work and Media Art in Thailand, Fukuoka, Japan, March 2000 (Press Release)

4. Amporn Arrunnapaporn Baggelaar, Introduction Contemporary Thai Art 2000, Thai Art Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2000 (Catalogue)

5. Simona Piattella and Alessandro Nico Savino, Unimovie International Video Festival, Associazione Culturale Pescara, Italy , October 2001 (Press Release)

6. Klaus Nicolai, Internationales Festival fur Medienkunst, Medien Kulturzentrum PENTACON, Dresden, Germany, November 2001 (Catalogue)

7. Binghui Huangfu, 'Next Move: Contemporary Art from Thailand', Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore, ISBN 981-04 - 8546-8, April 2003 (Catalogue)

8. Peter Cramer, "Untitled" (Wishes,Lies and Dreams), Le Petit Versailles, East Village, New York, U.S.A, June 2003 (Press Release)

9. Izabela Pluta, "Untitled" (Wishes,Lies and Dreams), Rocketart Gallery, NSW, Australia, July 2003 (Press Release)

10. Mircea Bochis, Florean Museum, Maramures, Romania, September 2003 (Press Release)

11. Gautam Mody, The World Social Forum 2004 (Another world is possible - Let's build it), Bhupesh Gupta Bhavan, Mumbai, India, January, 2004 (Press Release)

12. Annette Senneby, Art Gellery Mellanrummet, The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Sweden, May 2004 (Press Release)

13. Mircea Bochis, CARBUNARI 2004, Florean Museum, Maramures, Romania, April 2004 (Press Release)

14. Bjorn Norberg, "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams III), Beeoff/Splintermind Project, Stockholm, Sweden, June, 2004 (Press Release)

15. Arseny Sergeev and Georgy Cyplakov, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia, June 2004 (Press Release and CD Catalogue)

16. Kristin Bergaust, Art+Communication Festival 2004, RIXC Centre for New Media in Riga, Riga, Latvia, September 2004 (Press Release)

17. Andreas Kassler, MAAP 2004 (Multimedia Art Asia Pacific International Conference), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, ISBN 981-05-2187-1, October 2004 (Press Release and CD Catalogue)

18. Yow Siew Kah, The Art Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Singapore, January 2005 (Press Release)

19. Dieter Kosslick, Christine Dorn and Thomas Struck, Designing Your Future, Berlinale Talent Campus 2005, 55th Berlin International Film Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, Febuary 2005 (Press Release)

20. Andrew Stooke, Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams), Hidden in the Ubergrowth - Sherborne, Holt Gallery, Sherborne, United Kingdom, Febuary 2005 (Press Release)

21. Hank T. Foreman, The Capture of the Temporal: New Works in Photography and Video", Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, North Carolina, U.S.A, March 2005 (Press Release)

22. Andrew Lam, P. R. D. & Beyond, Dis/Appearing in the Delta, Hong Kong Space Museum, China-Hong Kong, April 2005 (Press Release)

23. John Emigh, Katherine Chavez and Ken Prestininzi, BECOMING UNCOMFORTABLE, Performance Studies International Conference #11, Brown University, Rhode Island, U.S.A. April 2005 (Press Release)

24. Arlene B. Neher, Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams), Ninth International Conference on Thai Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A., April 2005 (Press Release)

25. Mohamed Abouelnaga, Mostafa el Razzaz and Maestro Sherif Mohie el Din, Biennale Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2005, Imagining the Book II, Arts Center, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandrina, Egypt, April 2005 (Catalogue)

26. Nicholas Allanach, Words, Images, and the Framing of Social Reality, The New School Graduate Faculty, New York, U.S.A. April 2005 (Press Release)

27. Malin Barth, "Untitled" (Wishes,Lies and Dreams V), Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway, September 2005

APPENDIX

TITLED: "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams): DVD Installation
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: Three-screen DVD projections, color, silent

TITLED: "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams): DVD Installation
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: Three-screen DVD projections, color, silent

TITLED: "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams): DVD Installation
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: Three-screen DVD projections, color, silent

TITLED: "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams): DVD Installation
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: Three-screen DVD projections, color, silent

TITLED: "Untitled" (Wishes, Lies and Dreams): DVD Installation
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: Three-screen DVD projections, color, silent


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The Swedish Institute, The Prince Claus Fund, The European Union, The Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art, The Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs, The Royal University College of Fine Art, The Banff Centre for the Arts, The Medien Kulturzentrum PENTACON, The Unimovie Associazione Culturale, The Machida-City Museum of Graphic Art, The Victor Company of Japan, The Earl Lu Gallery, The Rocketart Gallery, The Beeoff/Splintermind and Telia Innovation with cooperators: The Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki; The Museet for Samtidskunst; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde; Atelier Nord; The Norrbotten County Museum; The Gävleborg County Museum; The Jönköping County museum; The Gotland Museum of Art; Blekinge Museum, Allied Productions with cooperators: Gardeners & Friends of LPV; The Trust for Public Land; GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks; Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affair; NYC Dept. of Sanitation and NYC Board of Education, The Australia Council for The Arts , The India General Council (IGC), The State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (SCCF), The Thai Art Foundation, The Southeast Asian Computer Graphics Society, The Nanyang Technological University, The Nordland Kunst 0g Filmskole, The Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, The Kunstakademiet Trondheim, The RIXC Centre for New Media, The Royal Thai Embassy and Singapore & Thai Express, The Art Gallery Nanyang Technological University, The Hong Kong Space Museum, The Berlinale Talent Campus, The Holt Gallery, The Haus der Kulturen der Welt, The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The Asian Cultural Council, The Association for Asian Studies, The Northern Illinois University and The Rockefeller Foundation.