Filmed and Edited by Phatthi Buntuwanich
Music by Albert Vanichsombat
METAMORPHOSIS OF FLUX
A solo art exhibition by Rook Floro
This triptych of sculptures and performances tells a story about my paradoxical existence which particularly involves the tension between constantly desiring change of self and staying true to oneself.
Shadow marks the beginning of the story. Inspired by Carl Jung's psychological theory about shadow, it concerns with the repressed ideas, weakness, and desires of oneself that the conscious mind refuses to acknowledge. It represents my own shadow which involves my hidden desires to be different and become perfect in my own right. I believe that advertisements, media, and social networking, as well as our friends and family, all drive us to seek impossible perfection. After unveiling my hidden desire to change, Shell represents a part of the my true self left behind after an attempt to change myself. This piece can be seen as an exoskeleton left over after molting. It is a comment upon how every time a person tries to become someone they are not, they lose their true selves bit by bit leaving behind a part of them. Shift represents my new form in my own perfection after my metamorphosis. I have transformed myself into a perfect being I call Flux. He's my alter ego who represents everything I want to be as a person. As Flux, I am now sitting on a throne being more superior than everyone. Looking down at other flawed human beings passing by, I long for my true inferior self. I decide to abandon my perfect form and changes back to my old self. However, the desire for perfection emerges once again and the cycle endlessly continues in a state of flux. This piece expresses the perpetual paradox of my existence. Even if one day I can successfully change myself into a perfect person I want to be, i will long for my true self and transform back. My hidden desire to be perfect remains. Once again, I will cast my 'shadow' and the metamorphosis of Flux endlessly continues.
This series represents the struggle to define my existence.