Horror in Pink
Concept and photographs by Manit
Pink Man performed by Sompong Thawee
see more his works at www.rama9art.org/manit_s
Q: What did they die for?
A: So we can go shopping.
How shocking when, Iast year, more than a million voters elected
Samak Sundaravej their new governor of Bangkok. I was flabbergasted.
Was not this the same Samak who back in October 1976 went on
radio to urge that brute force be used against prodemocracy protesters,
in the events that culminated in the most horrifying massacre
in Bangkok history?
I asked myself: Has everyone forgotten? Does 'October 6' mean
nothing to us now? Do we even care? Have we learned nothing from
Because of this, I don't think it would be too much for me to
hold that 'Pink Man' stands for present day Thailand. While out
shopping. the man in the obscene pink satin suit with a matching
obscene pink shopping cart - a soulless man without a conscience
to trouble him amuses himself by joining the ogling crowd in
news photographs of unimaginable cruelty from the May Massacre
and events of 14 and 6 October. My, he's really getting his rocks
off. How he enjoys himself.