Abortion Cycle: 1 + 1 = 1
Video: 5:21 minutes

If we regard a country as one’s “motherland”, we can anthropomorphize a country as a woman. In 1932, Thailand abolished absolute monarchy and cautiously maneuvered towards democracy. The military has since launched numerous military coups, twelve of them successful. I am interested in correlating the course of action of a coup within a country to the idea of abortion. A woman becomes a metaphor for a country that must purge of all law, justice and democracy.

The video aims to weave together passion and anger by referencing the Buddhist’s prohibition of the five alliaceous vegetables; onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, and chives. If these vegetables are eaten raw they cause animosity and if they are cooked they act as an aphrodisiac. The idea is that in any action, whether abortion or coup, has unforeseen consequences.

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