How much of a distance exists between the representation of oneself on social media and the way in which it is perceived by others?

Thanaporn is an installation based on 2300 pictures posted on the Instagram account of a Thai woman named Thanaporn, personally unknown to Sir Taki. Curated by Sara Artaria, this exhibition is the beginning of a reflection on the status of the image and its proliferation, highlighting its potential impact on our hyperconnected and overexposed society, particularly with regards to social media.

Sir Taki reveals his personal vision of Thanaporn’s online persona in an artistic reinterpretation created through his collages made from a selection of her pictures.

During a special event at the Cabanon art space, the first real-life encounter of the artist and Thanaporn took place as a public conversation.

Thanaporn was on view from 17.10.19 till 28.11.19 at Le Cabanon, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.


17th October 2019: Opening of Thanaporn, 6pm, Le Cabanon

31st October 2019: Meeting with Thanaporn and discussion, 6pm, Le Cabanon
«Dialogue between artistic work and the status of images on social networks»

This special event gave Thanaporn the opportunity to visit the exhibition in person and discover the work produced by Sir Taki using her images. This event also allowed Thanaporn and the artist to meet for the first time, leading to a dialogue. Their discussion was attended by Nathalie Dietschy and Olivier Moeschler and will be conducted in English in a round table format.

28th November 2019: FAKE, closing of Thanaporn, 7pm, Le Cabanon

The dancer Manuela Bernasconi offered a performance creating a dialogue with the exhibition.