Pink Collection (1998)
Man performance by Sompong Thawee
Fancy and Fantasy Costumes for image-building
and role-playing, in life-sized photographs lit by neon (similar
to the detached bills placed in front of shops),
Sompong Tawee is depicted in various pink costumes characterizing
different fronts within a personality. The series is a satire on
the Thais being more obsessed with form than content.
Three of the photographs are particularly effectful: Globalizing
Pink Man wearing a suit and a mobile phone with one foot resting
on a globe,
Siamese Intellectual posing with a glass of wine and a pink stick
surrounded by books,
and Thai Hi-so Man standing in front of Ananta Samakom Throne Hall
with an imperialistic expression on his face.