The Scale

Kawita Vatanajyankur The Scale

Kawita Vatanajyankur The Scale

Installation | 02:02 | Thaïlande

Ses performances évoquent le type de travail physique que supportent traditionnellement les femmes thaïlandaises, qui lie leur soumission à un tel éreintant travail. Cela s’explicite des plus clairement dès The Scale  en 2015. Elle pose sur son cou et ses épaules, tout en tenant sur ses pieds en l’air, un panier en plastique. Des morceaux de pastèque – 3O KG – pleuvent, s’écrasent et l’éclaboussent  mais Kawita Vatanajyankur est infatigable. » Dans The Arts of Being Bombarded by Watermelon de Daniel McDermon paru dans le New York Times.

Her performances evoke the kind of physical labor that has traditionally fallen to women in Thailand, linking their subjugation with backbreaking work. This is perhaps most clear in The Scale from 2015. We watch as she holds a yoga-like pose on her neck and shoulders, her feet aloft and supporting a plastic basket. Chunks of watermelon — 60 pounds’ worth — rain down, crashing and splashing on her, but Ms. Vatanajyankur is unfazed. (Text from The Arts of Being Bombarded by Watermelon written by Daniel McDermon in The New York Times)

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