22 May 2008

Head or Tail

G126 with Pallas Contemporary Projects present:

Head or Tail

Contemporary video works from Thailand

OPENING: Thursday May 29th 7pm
Runs through May 31st

FEATURES: Nawapol, Santipab Inkong namg, Nontawa, Suchada Sirithanawuddhi, Nitipong Thinthubthai, Jakrawal, Sathit Satarasart, Suthirat Supaparinya, Patomporn Tesprateep, Olarn Netrangsri, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Olarn Netrangsri, Shane Bunnak, Kraisak Chunahawan.

Head or Tail was first exhibited in Dublin in Pallas Contemporary Projects in 2007, organised by PCP and Project 304. This the second exclusive screening of the exhibition in Ireland of new video by young Thai artists, and a new exciting linking between Pallas [Dublin] and G126 [Galway] and Project 304 [Bangkok].

"Head or Tail" or "Hua rua Goy" is the term that Thais use to describe the uncertainty of the situation or simply to gambling with the future. Of course, one will be a winner and one will walk away a loser. With the South East Asian political style, one never know the future from the past or past from the present. Lives go on no matter who or what will be declaring the "Leader" of this exotic Oriental paradise.

This collection of media and video works has been created by generation that has been immune by the changes both subtle and dramatic. The new technologies are their friends and information is their "teachers" those flashing on the monitors or on the dials of their mobile phones. There is a great deal the yearning for the past and their definition of the "past" ranges from a few hours ago to yesterday those to them, sounded like a fairy tales.

G126, Ballybane Ind Est, Tuam Rd, Galway, Ireland
Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 5 pm