I (Vapor)

Installation Art (Academic)
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
BLA Chulalongkorn University

Nithirath Chaemchuen
This is an installation art raising question about belief that relates to one’s experience. The concept was inspired by vaporwave, a music genre that use 80’s sound mixed in modern way supposing that the music was come from vaporware (software or hardware that has been advertised but is not yet available to buy). This work of art we had an idea to pick some elements from various ages and myths such as a roman structure from ancient architecture, painting in pink as a symbolic color of the university, using shiny texture material of modern industry. Then assembled them to mimic the belief of Thai spirit house. I also remixed the univisity anthem and played as an ambience of this art work.

The main audiences that we aimed to interact with were Thai students and officers in Chulalongkorn University. The form and color of the installation were inspired from belief and experience of people especially in that area. Some feedback said that this work was disrespectful to traditional objects like spirit house and university anthem. However, in fact, this work was comprised of ordinary objects. It was interesting that people would connect their personal experience with interpretation.