IDEA

IDEA

HD video, b&w, 31’22”, quasi mute, 2014

 

The relation between social norms and the negotiated nature of personal freedom is depicted in the quasi mute b&w video, that juxtaposes a series of long shot recorded in Thailand. Individual lives and their body language take part, accidentally, in a poetic collective ritual repeated every day, twice a day. In the contemporary world, encounters between different languages are more and more common. How do we relate to daily conventions when they belong to other cultures? What do we consider constraints?

 

Written and directed by Thomas Nadal Poletto

Produced by Flux Kit | Connecting Cultures