During the Cold War, Mae Boonchoung Dendoung was a popular Mor Lam singer in Thailand and sang for both side of the conflict. In this audio work by Arin Rungjang three songs can be heard: two about communism and one about democracy.
From Wednesday 8 February until 24 February, the audio work Mae Boonchoung Dendoung by Arin Rungjang was heard in the Charles Nyples Lab at 11:00 and 15:00.
Arin Rungjang (b. 1975, Thailand) is a Bangkok-based installation artist whose work takes a personal point of reference. In Arin's artwork, the observer begins to re-evaluate their environment and reflect on places, objects and people. Recent shows include CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, in Bordeaux; Jeu de Paume in Paris; Deichtorhallen in Hamburg; and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art in Tokyo. Arin represented Thailand at the 55th Venice Biennale as well as participated in the 4th Asian Art Biennale in Taichung, Taiwan; the 18th Biennale of Sydney, AU; Bandung ‘City Pavilion’, Shanghai Biennale, and the Asia Triennial in Manchester, UK.