Art Installations

Island by Ruangsak Anuwatwimon

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A Bangkok-based conceptual artist whose passion is rooted in natural sciences, Ruangsak’s projects speak powerfully about human moral relationships with nature. In 2014, the first year of Wonderfruit, he was one of the first artists to work with the site’s environment. The Island is a site-specific project that began in 2018 and operates directly on the land in relation to the water element. Water, as a seemingly simple and abundant resource, exists everywhere from within our bodies to the Earth’s surroundings, and today poses a countless lack of accessibility and pollution issues worldwide.

Island dramatizes the vitality of water both in foreign and local places in the form of icebergs, alienated from their tropical hosting space and as poetic monuments that embody the purity of this matter. The installation structures encapsulate a selected plot of Wonderfruit’s land, harvesting moisture released from the ground itself to regenerate a thriving and conflicting ecology inside. Earthen spaces are contained within sculptural structures, creating their own microcosms that reflect the continual negotiating and complex relationship between human-built environment and the natural world.

A Bangkok-based conceptual artist whose passion is rooted in natural sciences, Ruangsak’s projects speak powerfully about human moral relationships with nature. In 2014, the first year of Wonderfruit, he was one of the first artists to work with the site’s environment. The Island is a site-specific project that began in 2018 and operates directly on the land in relation to the water element. Water, as a seemingly simple and abundant resource, exists everywhere from within our bodies to the Earth’s surroundings, and today poses a countless lack of accessibility and pollution issues worldwide.

Island dramatizes the vitality of water both in foreign and local places in the form of icebergs, alienated from their tropical hosting space and as poetic monuments that embody the purity of this matter. The installation structures encapsulate a selected plot of Wonderfruit’s land, harvesting moisture released from the ground itself to regenerate a thriving and conflicting ecology inside. Earthen spaces are contained within sculptural structures, creating their own microcosms that reflect the continual negotiating and complex relationship between human-built environment and the natural world.