Photo exhibition Gradiva is an exploration of the forms that exist briefly before the rational mind and its protective familiarity take control, those fragmentary, elusive and semi-visible aspects of experience.
The figure, captured in all of these images, is a conduit for the short chaos that precedes daydreams, moments of unease in nature, narratives that struggle with articulation.
The title of this work comes from a story in which the intangible and the imaginary shock wakeful existence. Gradiva then is an accidental muse, a woman named after the god of war walking into battle, who steps between the real and the imaginary.
Shane Bunnag (b 1976, Cambridge, England) is a Thai/British filmmaker and photographer based in Bangkok and Paris. Shane grew up in Greece and England, and studied History at the University of Edinburgh. His film work includes the Greek language feature All for Nothing (2006), and numerous documentaries shot in Thailand. Gradiva is his second solo photographic exhibition.
The exhibition will open at 6pm on July 7 and run through September 9, 2018. RMA Institute is located at 238 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Soi Sainamthip 2, Klongtoey 10110.