Adaptation

Sombat Permpoon Gallery is pleased to announce a collaboration with Streaming Museum, a new hybrid museum for cyberspace and public space on seven continents, presenting Immobility, a new video work by Mark Amerika, considered the first-everfeature-length mobile phone art film.

Adaptation
Exhibition from the most promising emerging artists who adapt their Thai identities; culture, tradition and religious to the contemporary world. Together with an Art film by Mark Amerika whose work critically reflects on the fluidity of emerging identities in digital culture from both philosophical and literary (fictional) perspectives.

27th May –  31st July, 2009
At 2nd Floor, Sombat Permpoon Gallery

Pongsiri Kiddee, emerging artist who received numerous awards from both public and private institutes, adapts his love to Thai traditional architect and silk screen print expertise to create the works that are full of colors of prosperity and warmth of Thai architect.

Naruemon Padsamran. Naruemon’s work is inspirited by her appreciation of unique and lively tempo in Thai folk concerts ( Luk -Tung).  Padsamran translates her passion by reforming old Thai folk concerts billboards to abstract paintings and sculptures which convey “postures” and “rhythm” from an outdoor stage to a gallery space.

Katika Krachaisri Zippor  brings back the Buddhist painting depicting the concept of the great cycle Pathichak Samuhapata), using animal characters as the symbolic to educate readers about the Dharma philosophy . Katika applies this traditional Buddhist painting into lively colorful story on canvas for Contemporary audiences.
Mark Amerika artwork has been exhibited in many venues including the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the Denver Art Museum, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. Amerka was born in Miami in 1960 and, after living in New York in the mid-Eighties, has since divided his time between Boulder, Colorado, and Kailua, Hawaii. One of the leading pioneers of early Internet art, his art and writing has influenced a new generation of artists using digital processes to create emerging forms of art that intersect at the boundary of visual art, live performance, and experimental literature.

In conjunction of the exhibition, Immobility video by Mark Amerika will be featured at the gallery. The video is part of the   Streaming Museum project, a platform for digital art where digital artworks are represent and distributed to its network of public art spaces on seven continents around the world.  Immobilite presents in full length in The Project Room for New Media at Chelsea Art Museum.