When Need Moves The Earth
When Need Moves the Earth is a three-channel video that combines elements of documentary footage, archival material and abstract aerial shots to encompass a painterly yet forthright exploration of a coal mine and a water dam in Thailand. A meditation on the impact of industrialization on the natural environment, the work highlights the drastic alterations that these operations leave in its place.
Sutthirat Supaparinya’s work is often a commentary on political, social, and personal issues. She considers and decodes public information to reveal the structures that affect us and the world we live in. Questioning how we value what is ‘natural’ or ‘man-made’; or what is ‘truth’ or ‘fiction’, her most recent projects investigate the social and environmental impact of industrial activity and in parallel, governmental control in Thailand. Working in a wide variety of mediums including installation, photography, video and sculpture, she questions the interpretation of images, text and sound and of her own sociopolitical context.