Some sketches for an upcoming video installation "Testosterone Paradise" that I'm doing at Tang Gallery, Bangkok as part of "Month of Photography" in June 2008.
This year the "Month of Photography" is curated by artist Manit Sriwanichpoom under the loose theme "Portraits"- so I've chosen my favourite action heroes Bruce Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Jaa Panom (Tony Jaa) and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
They are paired off in a systematic rotating video installation, but all the actual fighting from the original films are cut out, leaving only shouting, moaning and strange 'power' sounds. The 4 projections leave a clashing of repetetive noises, which sounds like an obnoxious nagging housewife.
From a more instinctual form of physical aggression it becomes an ‘intellectual’ form of aggression, much like the mental warfare of a chess game. The result is just absurd, a feeling like banging your head against the wall over and over again.
Also see: Rambo REMIX