KAWITA Vatanajyankur

The Lift


 

Set vertically in front of the bright sky blue background, Vatanajyankur designed the vertical small white robes which tied her body and brought her up and down carrying papayas while performing a yoga pose. The traditional brown basket was carried on her back filled with sliced papayas. This particular work is 6.13 minutes long which is probably the longest duration of performance she has performed comparing to the other works. The physical and psychological limits of endurance was being exposed in the work as she had to contract and harden her muscles in order to balance the basket so they would not fall while keeping her chin up at all times. (Text from Assoc. Prof. Thanet Awsinsiri, Bangkok University)