Jedsada Tangtrakulwong

b. 1972, Thailand
Lives and works in Maha Sarakham, Thailand

Jedsada Tangtrakulwong works primarily with site specific installations, bringing together photography, sound, drawing and light to awaken audience perceptions of different spaces. Each body of work develops from extended interactions with particular environments. Tangtrakulwong’s sensitivity to different habitats evokes a similar sensitivity that ran through the 1960s Land Art movement, and the architectural dimension of his practice also echoes the collaborative work of Christo and Jeanne Claude.

His 2013 project, ‘Spirit Under The Chi River’ was based on 21 months of fieldwork covering the fishermen’s way of life and the fishing related culture in twelve villages near the Chi River, Maha Sarakham Province. Simultaneously, Tangtrakulwong was working on ‘Downfall’ (2013), which was inspired by large, otherworldly trees the artist encountered in Roi Et and Maha Sarakham provinces from November 2010 to January 2013. Building on these experiences, Tangtrakulwong then begins the process of translating his findings into an installation for the public to navigate. Playing with light and sound, as well as built components, Tangtrakulwong tries to emulate the sensorial atmosphere of these different regions, bringing ‘the outside, inside’ as the artist puts it.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM DOCENT, FEBRUARY 2024

Country: Indonesia