Birth of Golden Snail
2018 / 16 mm. film and color painted on film /silent / black&white / 20 min

Birth of Golden Snail is a short film based on the history of Khao Kha Nab Nam, Krabi, Thailand during the pre-historic and WWII. It navigates the boundaries between fiction and folktale, that are filled with fantasy, and historical facts. It also plays with the physicality of the natural cave being transformed into a screening space and the internal spaces within the film. Similar to early cinema, using black and white film and film projector conveys a metaphor about the origin of early films and the origin of human beings; starting from the dark cave of motherhood into the illumination of the outer world.

This film produced on a 16mm film, with the Khao Khanab Nam cave in Krabi as a backdrop. This film is used to be a part of Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018 but it was censored and banned because of the content may be against peace, morality, national security and dignity of Thailand according to the act of film and video 2008, article 29.

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Installation view of 35 mm. film projector in Khao Kha Nab Nam, Krabi, Thailand