Manasak Khlongchainan

Manasak Khlongchainan
I hold bachelor degree from Bangkok University major is Broadcasting and Films. After I left from university, I visited to China as a Thai teacher for 1 year. After I came back Thailand, I started to work at Television program and also making a short films and another videos experimental.

Participant in
The Wake Up! Memorial – self~imaging
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
title of video : Orchard, 2020, 5:00
A man who want to make a film but he just can do it in his dream

At this age of myself, it is this time for me to consider whether there is a “self-existence” such thing or not. Or we could call it “death”. I tried to recall what made us happy even for a short period of time, in case death tears us apart from life. And this considering moment is happening while there is a pandemic on every corner around the world. Quarantine has started. I travel less and stay at home more, so I have got spare time to think deeply on this issue. But it is difficult to go out and film. Or I could say that I have no chance to do so. But it would be such a waste if I let this deep thoughts away without doing anything.

I pick up one of the moments from my own memory and convert it into this work because that moment gives the same feelings I am having right now. I just moved into a new house and would want to make a small simple garden as the garden always gives happiness and great emotions to me. Not only it keeps me lively, but also small animals like insects, the smells of soil and the rain drops in leaves are there. So, these new memories I am creating are no different than those I had in the past. I used to love visiting my grandmother’s mango farm, located not far from Udonthani’s downtown. It was the moment I had created my relationship with nature.

In my opinion, picking up old memory to create a new one is like gardening. It is to create new things on empty yard. The moving image allows me to do the same thing, including these feelings I have while I am keeping myself away from this pandemic. So, this work is like my personal record of both my memory and a current situation on quarantine. Both my past and my present are binding closely.