a piece of string made of 23.16 karat or 96.5% gold and weighing equal to one Baht (a local weighing unit for gold, not the Thai currency Baht). This work suspended in the gallery space to emphasize its precarity, and underlines class disparity in Thai society and the struggle to identify with the nation, which has historically been associated with the ruling power and elite.
Not only political and economic crisis, but we are also facing with coronavirus pandemic. Over 2,500 suicide cases linked to Covid-19 stress, The closures of business spiked nearly 40 percent from last year. Thailand household debt reached to 83.8% of the country's Nominal GDP in June 2020, compared with the ratio of 80.2 % in March 2020. many people were fired from their jobs and some are being forced to sell off their valuables to sustain their lives.
Despite Thailand was known as a part of Suvarnabhumi or “Land of gold” but the vast majority of people are still poor. They have access to fewer resources than ruling class, which have developed within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. These discrepancies have created irreparable tensions over time: tensions between the superrich and the extremely poor, between love and hate, between giving up or moving on, etc. For me these tensions can be visualised as a “thin line” floating in the space. Even we try so hard, we cannot cross that line.