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Whitewash di Harit Srikhao

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Whitewash di Harit Srikhao

Description

Inspired by bizarre and discordant memories of the 2010 violent riot in Thailand, Whitewash explores the mental surgery of citizens through propaganda in a post-truth society.
Harit Srikhao employs an original visual vocabulary borrowed from both fetish fantasies, Hindu religious tropes and classic Thai imagery to question the notion of shared reality and the use of images as tools for social domination.

“Heaven and hell are being used as political weapon to debase the value of the people and convince them to agree with the power. This way of thinking is aggressively taught in schools and it leads to a mindset which allows governments to cage the people of a nation. Propaganda provides the way we see ourselves, the way we see others and the way we see the world.
If the government can domineer the thoughts of the people in the country, it can also control the way citizens will react to whoever thinks differently thus effectively controlling their behaviour in daily life.”

Harit Srikhao

LINKS

Whitewash di Harit Srikhao

 

Playboy:A Young Photographer Takes on Thailand’s Monarchy

Musée de l’Elysée

British Journal of Photography

interview on Fototazo

Harit Srikhao’s work was recently shown in print on:

FOAM Propaganda (Whitewash series)

FOAM Talent issue 2017 (Mt Sumeru)

Part of his series’ Mt. Meru is currently exhibited at Foam Gallery in Amsterdam.

BIO

Harit Srikhao was born in 1995 in Thailand. When Srikhao was sixteen, he attended the Angkor Photo Workshop by Magnum Photographer, Antoine d’Agata. His works are mostly a fantasy fiction dealing with personal interest and situation in his country. His works have been exhibited internationally at Getxophoto in Spain, reGeneration3 at the Musée del’Élysée in Switzerland, England, Mexico and China.
He is winner of Juror’s prize at Filter Photo Festival in US and Second Prize Winner of Gomma Grant 2016.
In 2017, His solo show in Bangkok was censored by military.
Harit Srikhao is part of the Foam Talents exhibition 2017 at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.

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