8/8/08 – 8/8/38

New performance by Michael Shaowanasai

8 – 30 August 2008

Concept by Michael Shaowanasai

Director of photography: Buncha Wongsaichur

Produced by Numthong Tang for Numthong Gallery

Executive producer: Aaron Seeto

Directed by Michael Shaowanasai

นำทองแกลเลอรี ภูมิใจเสนอ ผลงานศิลปะสื่อแสดง ครั้งปฐมฤกษ์ โดยศิลปินชาวไทย ไมเคิล เชาวนาศัย ศิลปะสื่อแสดงเวลาจริงชิ้นนี้กล่าวถึงแนวความคิดของเวลา, รูปลักษณ์, การยึดติด และปล่อยวาง โดยศิลปินจะใช้เวลา 30 ปี โดยถือฤกษ์เริ่มในวันที่ 8 เดือน 8 ปี 2008

Numthong Gallery is proudly present the world premier of this extraordinary 30 years performance by Thai fame artist Michael Shaowanasai. This real time performance is focusing on image & time / vanity & reality.

8/8/08-8/8/38 is 30 years performance by Michael Shaowanasai. 

It débuts on the 8th of August 2008 and will continuously perform throughout the period of 30 years until the 8th of August of 2038 when the artist reaches the age of 74 years old.

The viewers will see the close up details images of the artist body parts on electronic media in comparison with the artist himself when he presents in the space along side with the images on the screen.

As the times goes by the distinction between the electronic images ( on the screen ) and real life images will surface.

“Time” will create the changes to artist’s body while the images on electronic media will remain unchanged.

The concept of the piece derives from Buddhist philosophy that nothing remains unchanged through time.

Also the twist take on Oscar Wilde’s Novella: Picture of Dorian Gray.

The set of the numbers on the top right of the screen is running from 1 to 365.   

The change will progress slowly and the audiences will be invited to repeat the attending of the performance every so often through the period of 30 years.