Artist cages self by Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Why?

 

The Thai filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit makes a statement about society, politics and culture by installing and caging herself by the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

She says to strangers who come by the cage: “I’m fine, don’t worry, I’m a Thai citizen, so this is fine with me.”

Watch ‘I’m Fine (Sabai Dee Ka)’ by Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

“One of the best films that captured the post-coup sentiment.” — extract from Bangkok Post report, archived; more on Tanwarin’s other and current pursuits.

‘I’m Fine’ was the grand prize winner Thai Short Film & Video Festival for the RD Pestonji Award. This annual film festival encourages independent spirit and creativity to cultivate a dynamic short film culture in Thailand. The Festival’s 18th edition is scheduled for August 2014. (Organiser’s website, in English.)

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