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Tulapop Saenjaroen

Notes from the Periphery

Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 13:32 | Thaïlande | 2021

Mainly shot in the peripheral areas of the ever-expanding Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri, Thailand, Notes from the Periphery interrogates the notion of territoriality, globalized networks, and ownership through fragmented relations of the affected sites and communities nearby, shipping containers that become a policing tool in protests in Bangkok, and the life cycle of a barnacle.

Tulapop Saenjaroen is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. His recent works interrogate the correlations between image production and production of subjectivity as well as the paradoxes intertwining control and freedom in late capitalism. In combining narrative and the essay film genre, he investigates on subjects such as tourism, self care and free labor through re-making and re-interpreting the produced images and their networks. Saenjaroen received his MFA in Fine Art Media from The Slade School of Fine Art and MA in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts. Saenjaroen’s works have been shown in exhibitions and screenings internationally including Locarno Film Festival; International Film Festival Rotterdam; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; Images Festival, Toronto; DOK Leipzig; Image Forum, Tokyo; Curtas Villa do Conde; CROSSROADS at SFMOMA; Abandon Normal Devices Festival, UK; FICVALDIVI, Chile; the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC; Asia Culture Center, Gwangju; 25FPS, Zagreb; Kasseler DokFest; Vancouver International Film Festival; Harvard Film Archive; Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival; Open City Documentary, London; Athens International Film +Video Festival; 100 Tonson Gallery; Display Gallery Prague; NUS Museum, Singapore; Seoul International New Media Festival; and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; among other venues.