On Thai Women

byRosalia Namsai Engchuan


‘It could be today, the day you realize they have no more power over you.’ Atticus

This video is my way of reclaiming agency over the ascribed identity of the ‘submissive and affectionate’ Thai woman. Rather than proposing a particular contrast to these words, the video is a collage of experimental visuals. Seemingly random images of a woman who is many things: strong / vulnerable / opaque / playful but always the active owner of her story. Many facets of a human being - not an object. The visuals play with the text, exposing its absurdity. By fusing photos from my archive into places where they intuitively don’t fit, I construct a space where outside rules and definitions no longer matter.