Terat Thanaworrawatniti – Gong Tek
by Terat Thanaworrawatniti
Gong Tek refers to a Sino-Thai funeral where burning paper model replicas is a ritual used to offer objects to the dead. The video installation explores the relationship between physical and intangible spaces, such as virtual and cultural ones. The work captures the moment where these objects are transformed and translated into something else. By repurposing traditional elements and changing their context, tension between translation and mistranslation is created. When the light switches on, the viewer is challenged with a new space, which calls into question the process of image construction.