Both a filmmaker and an artist, Chulayarnnon Siriphol employs moving images and his body as his main medium. His works are wide and varied in genre, ranging from short film, experimental film, documentary to performance video and video installations. From adaptations of local mythology and science fiction to transformation of analog body to digital spirituality, he questions contemporary issues and political ideology through his own sense of sarcasm.
Siriphol’s solo exhibitions include “From Earth Heaven” at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing (2018) and “Behind the Painting” at Art Centre Silpakorn University, Bangkok (2015). Group exhibitions include “Phantasmapolis: the 8th Asian Art Biennial”, Taichung, Taiwan (2021); “The 7th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition”, Taipei (2020); “Ghost:2561” performance and video art programme in Bangkok (2018) and “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” at Para Site, Hong Kong, Jim Thomson House Art Center, Bangkok and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila (2016-2017) amongst others.
Siriphol currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Internationale / 2018
Thai artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol created The Internationale (2018), a music video when he was an artist in residence at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing, China in July 2018. The artist performed as many Southeast Asian girls in Japanese school uniform, which refers to the popular girl group idol, AKB48. The popularity and proliferation of the girl groups in other Asian countries embody a kind of soft power international relations against the backdrop of post-cold war cultural politics. The schoolgirls dance to Chinese rock band Tang Dynasty’s 1992 cover of The Internationale, the 19th-century leftist anthem celebrated by communists, socialists, anarchists, and democratic socialists alike. The artist’s crossdressing/cosplaying urban pop dance enacts an insurrection by other means.