Video excerpts courtesy of Pimpaka Towira, dir., Mae Nak, VHS, 1997
The eikon exhibition positions a productive tension to the ostensibly more explicitly politicized discursive modes appearing in praxis and episteme.
While episteme’s inaugural subject addresses explicit environmental crisis afflicting contemporary Asia, the eikon exhibit, “Oceans, Waters, and Acquifers,” digs into fundamental historical linkages among the natural world, bio-knowledge, and representation. “Oceans’” shifting visuality draws us into deep histories of the human body and geontological concepts into fluid relation, animating alternate epistemologies of life and world that present as many questions about the state of “the environment” as does realpolitik.
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