HIS TUNE IS HEARD ON THE DISTANT HILL
2019 Made in Thailand and Japan
Work format: Video installation containing different artworks
This project is a collaboration between Wantanee Siripattananuntakul and Qenji Yoshida, they followed the footsteps of the Thai elephant named Hanako. She was used as a diplomatic gift which was like a symbol of human domination, and at the same time her life in Japan reminds us of issues of immigration critically tied to the narratives of refugees and racial fantasy. Their installation explores an abstract understanding of other beings.