Short Description:

Path of Illusion was inspired by the existing lampposts that stand in an open field in front of the Grand Palace of Bangkok—a gathering place for all social classes in Thailand. A series of five sets of lampposts, at varied heights are set in a tapered line, creating a skewed perspective leading up to another space. A computer keyboard is incorporated into the base of each lamppost, allowing the viewer to convey typed messages. The lampposts convey moving advertising text messages in English or Thai. They are supposed to illuminate at night, but in this work, they serve to criticize the commercial world. Also, the “tapering off” effect of the lampposts suggests sight distortions and mass production in the commercial and materialistic world. The work represents the idealistic meanings of the word “light” under the influence of commercial advertising from consumerism.

2004 Microwave International Media Art Festival 2004,
Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2004 ISEA 2004: the 12th International Symposium on Electronic Arts,
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2004 “Landscape: Transmitting Thoughts”, The National Gallery,
Bangkok, Thailand
2003 “Next Move: Contemporary Art from Thailand”, Earl Lu Gallery,
Lasalle-Sia College of the Arts, Singapore

Award : 
“Second Prize”, UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2004, from ISEA 2004:
the 12th International Symposium on Electronic Arts