The Internationale
2018 / Music Video / sound / color / 6 min

"The Internationale" ("French: L'Internationale") is a left-wing anthem. It has been a standard of the socialist movement since the late nineteenth century, when the Second International adopted it as its official anthem. The title arises from the "First International", an alliance of workers which held a congress in 1864. The author of the anthem's lyrics, anarchist Eugène Pottier, attended this congress. This anthem has been celebrated by communists, socialists, anarchists, democratic socialists, and social democrats and has been translated into many languages. "The Internationale" was adapted to rock music by Chinese band, Tang Dynasty, in 1992. Chulayarnnon Siriphol created this music video when he was an artist in residence at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing, China in July 2018.

Artist's Statement
In this music video, The Internationale, I performed as many South-East Asian girls in Japanese school uniform which refer to the girl group idol, AKB48. This kind of girl groups are expanded to the other countries which are Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and also Taiwan. These South-East Asian girls are singing the song "The Internationale" which represent political ideology of socialist movement. This is a kind of international relationship and cultural colonialism through soft power and digital pop culture in Asia after World War II until now.

Film Festivals, Exhibitions, Screenings and Events

Here We Meet – Münchhausen Trilema and Rest, 8 September - 4 November 2018, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art (GCA), Chongqing, China

The Concept of Self: individuality and integrity, 19 January - 3 February 2019, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Portraits of Asia: A Night with Chulayarnnon Siriphol, 20 March 2019, Société, Berlin, Germany
"KHU-KHU-SAU” How To Do?, 2019 TAIWAN ANNUAL Video Arts Curation Area Program, Curated by Nien-Ting Chen, 31 August - 8 September 2019, Taipei Flora Expo Park EXPO Dome, Taipei, Taiwan
Cicada Channel Issue2 (online exhibition), 1-11 November 2019

The Supreme Great Leader, curated by Wood Lin and Huang Hsiang-Ning, 18 January – 7 April 2020, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Down the Melting Pot, curated by Jaxton Su and Nien-Ting Chen, 26 June – 26 July 2020, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul. Korea

Unfamiliar Image Vol.3, Imagining Artificial Heaven from Social Spectacles, 1-31 March 2021 (online exhibition)
After Hope: Videos of Resistance, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Play and Loop IV, 16 July -27 August 2022, curated by Nick Yu, Hong Kong
Gender, Humor, Solidarity!, Practice Institute at Asian Art Museum and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 1 September 2022, ruruHaus, Documenta15, Kassel, Germany