Pisitakun KUANTALAENG started making visual arts in 2009, and started playing music sometime later with an interest in how expressions are shaped in different media environments. Historical events, synthetic sounds, and musical instruments inspire his songs. Pisitakun’s practice represents a decisive break from many of his Thai peers in time when the country’s history unfolded under an ongoing martial law since the military coup d’état on 22 May 2014– he questions fundamental and increasingly universal values without merely decrying the fact of corruption or offering neat palliatives. His works are based on political speculation and the external and internal frustrations artists are subjected to. He has performed at CTM Festival (Berlin, Germany), Asian Meeting Festival (Tokyo, Japan), MEIA (Aveiro, Portugal), Spaziomusica Festival (Cagliari, Italy) and Cafe OTO (London, UK).
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