Installation, 2019

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 hosted by Nathalie Dietschy.

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

Thanaporn is an ongoing project that continues as written correspondence since November 2019 (on Thanaporn’s initiative). A black diary regularly travels between Thailand and Switzerland.